Grains for Baby Food – Grains for Offering Your Baby Tasty & Nutritious Whole Grains
Rice is the least of the allergenic grains and this is why it is often recommended as baby’s first cereal.
Oatmeal is high in fiber, calcium, protein and even some B vitamins and makes a great baby cereal and thickener too.
Barley is a good source of Vitamin A, Folate and even protein. Barley is a great baby food as it is easily blended into a soupy and cereal like consistency and full of nutrients that baby needs.
Buckwheat a.k.a Kasha is not related to wheat nor is it a grain. Buckwheat is actually a seed however it is tossed into the whole grain category.
Kamut is like a bulgar wheat. It has a wonderful sweet and almost buttery flavor – a great cereal option!
Millet is rich in B vitamins, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, and is even considered a good protein source. Millet is very versatile and may be used as a cereal, as a pilaf or in any dish that uses rice.
Pasta is highly nutritious and most pastas on the market are enriched with vitamins and minerals. Pasta is also loaded with carbohydrates that help our bodies produce energy.
Quinoa is becoming a popular grain in North America however the sweetest and most flavorful quinoa is that grown in South America. Quinoa is packed with fiber, calcium, iron and folate to name a few of its nutrients.