Apples

Apples For Your Baby

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Apples are one of those foods you want your child to love. "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" has a nice marketing ring to it - and it may be true! There are lots of varieties of apples to choose from and it will be fun to introduce your baby to them all. We believe it would be best to stay away from the sour apple varieties such as Granny Smith (green apples) to start. Try a Gala apple or another sweet variety to ensure your baby has a great first experience.

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When is baby ready?

6 Months Old

How to buy

Look for apples that are firm and without any visible bruising. There are also many commercial applesauces available. Read the label to ensure that there is no added sugar to their mix. Ascorbic acid is one added ingredient to apple sauce that should cause no concern. It is Vitamin C and it is used as a preservative just like you were to squeeze lemon juice on an apple.

Homemade Baby Food Recipe

Unfortunately, you are going to have to peel the apple for your baby since it is really hard to chew and most of the nutrients are in the peel, but it is still a good first food. Also, you should cook the apple to make it soft enough for baby to eat.

How to store

Put in lowest refrigerator drawer where they will keep for about 2 weeks.

Are there baby food jars?

Yes. There is also apple sauce which is chunkier than baby food jars so keep in mind your babies' swallowing proficiency.

Should I buy organic? how we decide

Yes. 91% of apples tested by the USDA were found to contain pesticides.

Adult Recipe

Here is a lovely side dish that uses up that 1/2 of red onion that was left over from the peas.

Roasted Apple with Red Onion

3 medium apples cored and cut into 8 chunks
1/2 red onion cut into 1 inch slices
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 F and mix apples and onion with extra virgin olive oil salt and pepper. Spread out apple mixture on baking sheet and bake until apples are soft about 15 minutes.

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