A Color A Day Porridge For Babies
Ayden is exactly 11 months now and I am very thankful that he is still enjoying his porridge.
I try to make his porridge more interesting by having color themes during weekdays. Weekends will be colorful rainbow porridge. The reason I make color themed porridge is for Ayden to be able to taste the different core ingredients throughout the week and not be bored down with the usual mix of everything. It’s also a great way to introduce colors to the little one. Show him his porridge and say out the color. If he eats this long enough, he’ll definitely learn his color one day! Haha!
The 5 different colours of porridge from Monday to Friday. A color a day keeps the doctor away? :P
* Before I get started on the colored porridge, you might want to refer back to my post here on how I prepare porridge for Ayden. I don’t chop the ingredients but rather just dump everything into the porridge and mashed it later.
* You might also want to refer to my post here on how to make your own chicken stock.
* I do not add salt into Ayden’s porridge. It is not encouraged to add salt into your baby’s porridge as their kidneys have yet to fully mature.
Let’s start with PURPLE.
I use purple carrot to get a beautiful shade of purple porridge.
Basic ingredients are purple carrot, potato and broccoli.
Peel potato and purple carrot. Add rice (washed), homemade chicken stock, potato, purple carrot and broccoli into rice cooker and set to PORRIDGE.
Once cooked, mash all the ingredients and you’ll get a lovely hue of purple porridge.
Ingredients: Sakura pork rib, beet root and broccoli
As usual, peel beet root and add all in the rice cooker and boil. Mash.
Delicious red porridge.
Ingredients: Spinach from my garden, broccoli, sakura pork rib and potato
Add rice, water, pork rib and potato and boil into porridge. Steam broccoli, mash and add into the porridge. Chop the spinach into small pieces and add into the porridge. Mix well. Serve.
I guarantee your baby will be as strong as POPEYE after eating this green porridge :P
Ingredients: Carrot, potato, homemade chicken stock.
For this orange porridge, I juiced a carrot to cook the porridge.
Add rice, chicken stock, carrot juice, peeled carrot and potato and boil. Mash.
Interesting and equally yummy orange porridge for babies.
Ingredient: Corn, potato and homemade chicken stock.
Blend corn. Add peeled potato, blended corn together with the juice, rice and chicken stock and boil.
A bit runny as I added too much corn juice but this sweet yellow porridge is still very delicious.
There you go. FIVE colors for FIVE days. Enjoy!
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