Friday, 13 December 2013

One day i was talking to my friend who also have a little one, just 17 days elder to atharv. We were discussing what all can be given to kids at this stage. She was asking how can i make baby food that is interesting for babies and healthy too. So it i suggested her to give fruit yogurt. Though lots of flavoured version are available in the market these days but they are very sweet and are loaded with preservatives. So no one would like to introduce them at this stage.Then i suggested her to make it with fresh fruits and yogurt at home. Though i tried this myself for the first time but i was really satisfied after i fed him.

Strawberry yogurt

It calls for only three ingredients:-
  1. Fresh strawberries 6 nos
  2. Strawberry puree 4 tbsp
  3. Fresh yogurt 2 cups

First of all finely chop the strawberries removing their stock. Then whisk the yogurt to make it more fluffy and add the strawberry puree and chopped strawberries to it mix them well. The colour of yogurt will change from white to pink. Also it will be loaded with freshness and nutrients. This is not only meant for babies but adults can also enjoy them equally. I packed it for my husband as well and he also liked it.

I prepared the puree at home itself by blending the strawberries in mixer then adding a little sugar and water. Bring the syrup to a boil and it can be stored in refrigerator for future use. This syrup can be drizzled over ice-cream or any desert.

Health benefits of strawberry:-   

  1. Strawberries contains an incredible 136% of the RDA of vitamin C, an effective antioxidant that can help lower blood pressure.
  2. They ensure a healthy immune system, and ward off the development of age-related ocular diseases, such as cataracts and macular degeneration.
  3. It contains 21% of manganese, an essential nutrient that acts as a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. 
  4. The dietary fiber in strawberries helps to keep digestion regular, as well as lowers blood pressure and curbs overeating.
  5. Manganese is also great for the bones, helping in bone building and maintaining proper bone structure. The potassium, vitamin K, and magnesium in strawberries are also important for bone health



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