If you’re looking for easy, healthy, and tasty recipes for homemade baby food, you’ve come to the right place. This recipe features beets, chicken, and rice.
- 2 beets – medium-sized
- 2.2 oz of chicken (65 grams)
- 1 oz of rice (30 grams)
Step 1 – Rinse the beets in cold water and remove greens.
Step 2 – Peel the beets and dice them into small pieces.
Step 3 – Bring water to a boil and cook the beets until tender, for about 10-15 minutes.
Step 4 – Make sure the chicken is boneless, skinless and all the muscles are removed. Chop the chicken into pieces.
Step 5 – Bring a pan of water to a boil and cook the chicken for about 10 minutes. Make sure there is no pink spot left.
Step 6 – Bring another pan of water to a boil and cook the rice for about 8-10 minutes.
Step 7 – Add all the ingredients to a blender and add some water or formula. Mix it into a beautiful pink puree.
When can a baby eat food with a beet?
The ideal age and time for your babies to have food with beets in them are usually between 8 to 10 months. Since beets are rich in nitrates you might want to check their tolerance with it and make sure you avoid too many servings. Once they reach the age of 1 you can increase the intake of beets in their diets. Beets have a mild laxative effect and so if your baby is suffering from diarrhea, you may avoid beets in their diet.
Some doctors advise not to use fresh beetroot puree but instead recommend processed and canned puree. That’s because the fresh ones have high levels of nitrates. Having said that do consult your doctor before trying beets for your little one.
How to prepare beets for baby food
Look for small, blemish-free beets with greens that look fresh. Rinse the beets in cold water and remove greens. Peel the beets and dice them into small pieces. Bring water to a boil and cook the beets until tender, for about 10-15 minutes.
Looking for more recipes with beets? Check out our article: 5x recipe with beets.
Is this recipe freezable?
The recipe be refrigerated and make for good meal prep for the week! You should store your batch of baby meals in a refrigerator using an airtight container for up to a period of 72 hours.