A Great Combination For Those Baby Bowels
When you start introducing solids to your baby you may hit a wall when it comes to normal bowel movement. And it m makes sense. For the first 6-months or so, babies are exclusively fed a liquid diet – whether it's breastmilk, formula, or a combination, their stomachs, bowels and the whole digestive system is unaccustomed to solids.
So very often you will see that once you introduce solids to your baby's diet they can have difficulties pooping. It takes them a little while to adapt and be able to process eating solid food regularly.
A great way to help them do that is to introduce high fiber foods that also have high water content so that it can help the bowel movement. And this Buckwheat Pear recipe does just that.
Buckwheat Pear Puree Nutritional Stuff
Pears are one of the “P-fruits” often recommended as a constipation reliever. Apart from being great for digestion, the dietary fiber found in pears may also play a role in reducing diabetes and heart diseases. Pears are also a great source of vitamins C and K, as well as copper.
Buckwheat is also high in fiber, in addition to a significant amount of copper, magnesium, and manganese – all minerals that are essential for your child’s growth and development.
Buckwheat Pear Puree Preparation Tips
This recipe is easy but does require a little forward planning so make sure you get that buckwheat soaking in advance!
Wholegrains (although buckwheat is technically not a grain) are generally known as high fiber foods, so if prefer to substitute the buckwheat with any other wholegrain you should still get plenty of fiber.
And if you want to enhance the taste a bit, just add a little cinnamon.
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- 1 pear
- 2 tbsp buckwheat
- Soak the buckwheat overnight prior to cooking
- Put the soaked buckwheat into a pot with water and bring to a boil over high heat, then simmer until the buckwheat has absorbed all the water
- Wash, peel, and grate the pear
- Add the pear to the buckwheat when about half the water has been absorbed
- Once the buckwheat has fully absorbed the water and pear has softened, allow to cool for at least 5 minutes
- Blend in a blender or food processor and split into 2 servings