With temperatures soaring up to 100*F, summer is already here in Phoenix. Desert climate make summers really brutal. Just few minutes out in the sun becomes exhausting. In such hot days, cantaloupe when served cold, becomes very refreshing. I just love them. It is an excellent fruit to cool one’s body.
Cantaloupe has lot of fruity goodness. It is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, folic acid, potassium and fiber. For babies they can become a wonderful breakfast solution. Its better to introduce cantaloupe from 8 months or so, as melons are high in acidity, so they might cause rashes in some babies. When choosing this fruit, pick one which doesn’t have any soft spot or bruises. It should have a sweet smell and feel heavy, but not over fragrant which indicates its too ripe. If cantaloupe feel too hard and not ripe, leave it at room temperature for few days. Once the fruit is cut refrigerate it immediately. Being extra careful is very important while handling produce. We don’t want our kids to get sick, Right
- 6 to 7 cubes of Cantaloupe
- 1 tablespoon of Oats Cereal (Iron Fortified)
- Water or Formula or Breast Milk as needed
- Run the Cantaloupe cubes through the food processor and make a puree.
- Mix this puree with the oats cereal while adding water or formula or breast milk to achieve required consistency.
For more information and recipes, go to www.easybabymeals.com
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