5 healthy baby snacks that put a smile on your baby’s face

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February 27, 2022

5 healthy baby snacks that put a smile on your baby’s face

What are some colourful and crunchy foods that are essential in your baby’s diet?

Fruits and vegetables!

Fruit and vegetables can be made into organic baby snacks which will help in your baby’s health, growth, and development.

In this article, you will learn 5 healthy snacks for babies that you can make right away.

Snack 1: Mixture of Banana & applebaby solid food recipes - banana and apple - baebis world

Did you know that your baby can eat bananas when he or she is around 6 months old, as soon as she begins solids? Bananas strengthen the nervous system, skin health, iron absorption, and blood pressure. Aside from that, bananas have more antioxidants than many berries, herbs, and vegetables! This is because they are rich in carbohydrates, which help to energise the body, as well as essential nutrients that babies require to thrive, such as folate, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and potassium. While all bananas contain enough fibre to support a healthy digestive system, less-ripe bananas have more prebiotic fibre than ripe bananas, which have more soluble fibre. Bananas, at any stage of ripeness, are a nutritious addition to a child’s diet and an excellent snack when combined with a healthy protein or fat.

On the other hand, apples are nutritious depending on the variety. Here are some reasons why you should include apples in your child’s daily diet. They are high in carbohydrates, which are necessary for providing children with the energy they require to stay active throughout the day. Apples contain a lot of Vitamin C, fibre, and phytochemicals. Apples contain dietary fibre, which aids in the reduction of bad cholesterol levels. This fruit’s antioxidants and phytonutrients are beneficial to vision and aid in the treatment of asthma symptoms. Pectin is a soluble fibre found in apples that can aid in the control of diarrhoea while also promoting digestion and preventing constipation. Apples can help to balance blood sugar levels and prevent diabetes. Red apples contain anthocyanins, a type of antioxidant that may benefit cardiovascular health and the gut microbiome. However, don’t be concerned about finding the “best” apple. Choose whichever variety is available to you: all apples are high in nutrients that help to strengthen the immune system, promote healthy skin and cellular growth and cultivate a healthy gut microbiome. Apples are high in natural sugar and can be used as a sugar substitute in a variety of recipes too.

Snack 2: Cheese 

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Yes, cheese is neither a fruit or vegetable. But, it is safe to start offering to your baby at 6 months, once you start introducing solids. If you haven’t tested dairy as an allergen before, you should follow the guidelines for introducing allergens and start with a small amount at a time. Cheese brings many benefits to babies. It is high in calcium, which is essential for the growth of strong teeth and bones. Cheese is also high in protein and nutrients such as Vitamin D, which are essential. Cheese is also high in Vitamin B12 and protein, both of which are abundant in meat. Besides, cheese is high in calories and will provide your baby with all the energy he requires throughout the day. Lastly, cheese is delicious and versatile, and it can be used in a wide range of dishes. Not only will your baby eat it without complaint, but he or she will also reap numerous health benefits from it.

Snack 3: Mixture of peach & berries

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Vitamins A and C are abundant in peaches, helping your baby’s bowels move along. Both of these vitamins are supplemented with a variety of antioxidants, including beta-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, and even lutein, which support immune health. Carotenoids, which are beneficial nutrients that convert to vitamin A in our bodies and act as antioxidants to keep us healthy, are abundant in peach skin.  All of these things work together to help the baby’s eyesight develop and achieve sharper vision. Potassium is also a key ingredient that is required for the development of the baby’s circulatory system and the enhancement of blood flow.

Moreover, berries contain a high concentration of Vitamin K, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and calcium. This combination of properties is critical for bone development. Vitamin K, in particular, works with calcium to promote bone development by assisting in the synthesis of a substance known as osteocalcin. Blueberries are high in elements known as cardio-protective nutrients, which include fibre and polyphenols. These two elements are well-known for their importance in maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system. Plaque can form in arteries, especially in babies with a developing circulatory system. Blueberries are known to help prevent this, thanks to their high vitamin K content. Carbohydrates are essential for the fueling of baby bodies and brains, because blueberries are a natural source of carbohydrates. They are an excellent choice for something sweet for a baby that does not contain added sugar.

Snack 4: Mixture of mango and avocado

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Due to the high fibre content in mangoes, your baby will have an easy bowel movement with no risk of constipation. Mangoes reduce acidity in the digestive tract and aids in protein breakdown. Mangoes are also high in Vitamin A, which is necessary for good vision. It also aids in the maintenance of healthy eyes and the prevention of problems such as dryness, itching, refractive errors, and night blindness. One small serving of mangoes can meet a quarter of your baby’s Vitamin A requirements for the day.

In addition, avocados are high in vitamins and minerals such as C, E, and K; B vitamins; magnesium; zinc; and manganese. They’re also a great source of fibre (one avocado has 9 grams!). Avocado is one of the easiest purées to make for your baby. All you need is an avocado that is ripe and a fork to mash it with. There are also many options for babies who are doing baby-led weaning or who have previously had purées but are ready for finger foods.

Snack 5: Mixture of sweet potato & pumpkin

Most babies prefer sweet potatoes over other vegetables, due to their naturally sweet flavour. Sweet potatoes, when cooked and mashed, make a smooth puree that is easy to eat, even for babies who are just beginning to transition to solid foods. Sweet potatoes contain a lot of fibre. This spud contains about 3 grams of fibre per 100 grammes, which can help prevent constipation and maintain a healthy digestive tract. Sweet potatoes are high in beta carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in our bodies once it enters our bodies. Vitamin A improves vision, thus it should be included in every baby’s diet plan in order to improve or maintain the health of their eyes. Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin C and vitamin E, both of which help to boost immunity. These vitamins will assist your baby in fighting common colds and infections that infants are prone to. It is also an excellent food for healthy, glowing skin.

Pumpkin is also high in carotenoids, which are plant compounds that our bodies convert to vitamin A and others, such as lutein and zeaxanthin, that have antioxidant properties.  Carotenoids help remove free radicals in your child’s body, which clears up the surface of your child’s skin and makes it glow. It can also help to prevent skin diseases. Furthermore, pumpkin contains many of the vitamins and nutrients that your child requires to grow. It contains minerals such as calcium and magnesium, which help your child’s bones grow stronger. Pumpkin’s phosphorus content can also help with brain function, hormone balance, and digestion. 

Healthy food for babies is beneficial to their motor development and health. It is critical to select baby eating items that are both certified and nutrient-dense. Visit Babies World’s online store right now https://www.baebisworld.com/shop/  and choose one of your baby’s favourite organic baby crackers flavours.

Your baby will thank you with a radiant smile!