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Quinoa and Apples

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Contributed by Kalpna Solanki BSc MBA CPHI(C) of Bobobaby

Recipe (suitable for 7+ Months)
The following recipe uses this principle for better iron absorption: Quinoa is a grain that is an excellent source of protein,  calcium and iron. The vitamin C from the apples helps with the iron absorption.

Ingredients:
2 apples
1/2 cup quinoa
1 1/2 cups water

Directions:
Peel, core and dice apples and cook with 1/2 cup water until easily mashed.
Wash and rinse quinoa (this is important as  quinoa has a bitter coating), and cook with 1 cup water for about 10-15 minutes. Combine cooked quinoa and cooked apple.

Mash or puree to desired consistency (add boiled water if necessary), taste and serve.

Leftovers can easily be poured into ice cube trays, covered and frozen. Frozen cubes can then be emptied into an air tight container and kept in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Kalpna Solanki BSc MBA CPHI(C) is the President of BOBOBABY. Kalpna is a mom and has a background in public health and environmental management. Lawrence Mroz PhD(C) is the Director of Research and Nutrition at BOBOBABY. Lawrence has a background in molecular biology and holistic nutrition, and is currently doing research in the area of diet and health.
Copyright (c) 2006 by BOBOBABY

 

*Vegan, *Gluten-Free