Introducing more complex meals
At 7 months of age your little one has already tasted a few different foods and chances are they are tolerating them well. So it's about time you mix things up a bit and start offering more complex meals with several different foods combined, such as this delicious Cottage Cheese Blackberry Millet.
Let's try maximize the chance your baby will enjoy the meal by thinking about taste, texture, and the color of the meal.
That's exactly why the Cottage Cheese Blackberry Millet is a perfect meal. The neutral color and taste of millet pairs perfectly with the "full" taste of the cottage cheese and beautiful blue/red and sweet/sour blackberries. Topped with a pinch of cinnamon and you have a great nutritious meal for your little one to start combining foods.
Cottage cheese is a great source of protein, calcium, and fat and also adds to the calorie content of the meal.
Millet contains special phytonutrients called lignans which aid in digestion and are protective to the heart.
Blackberries, like many other berries, have high antioxidant content which helps our body fight bad organisms that cause diseases.
This meal might not be ideal for the baby-led weaning but can be manageable with thicker cottage cheese as well as a thicker consistency of the millet.
For pureeing/mashing, you can go either way since at the age of 7 months smooth purees are still acceptable.
Cottage Cheese Blackberry Millet
- 2 tbsp cottage cheese (preferably grass fed, sugarless)
- 2 tbsp millet
- 4 tbsp water
- 2-3 blackberries
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- Place the millet and water in a pot and bring to a boil over high heat
- Once boiled cover and simmer on low-to-medium heat until the millet fully absorbs the water
- Add blackberries to the pot to cook with the millet for a few minutes before fully cooked
- Once finished, allow to fully cool for about 10-15 minutes before mixing well with the cottage cheese and sprinkling with cinnamon
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