Wheat Bread

Wheat Bread For Your Baby

Here is a food that most of us have around the house in various forms - crackers, pita, flour tortillas, pastries, cereal, etc. We have all been told to eat "whole grain" and the logic behind this suggestion is strong. Whole grain flours have MANY more nutrients than white flours. Basically, white flour is the removal of of the nutritious part of the wheat to allow the bread able to stay fresh longer. But, for us eaters, removal of the nutrients means we are eating "empty" calories. Empty calories are devoid of protein, fiber, and other nutrients which humans need to function and grow. Of course, at this point in your baby's life, all of her nutrients are coming from breast milk or formula, so we aren't too worried. But, it is helpful to start good habits early and also it is good for you to eat whole grain (if you like it) yourself.

If your baby is at risk for food allergies, (for example: if they have eczema, asthma, allergies or if they have other family members with these conditions) then you should avoid all wheat products until your baby is at least one year old.

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When is baby ready?

8 months old

How to buy

Be aware that "whole wheat" is not the same as "whole grain". Buy the whole grain version whenever possible. Also, look for different grains such as rye, barley. and buckwheat. Read the nutritional label to assess whether the bread contains any fiber or protein. These values will tell you if your bread has any nutrition packed in with those calories.

Homemade Baby Food Recipe

Cut up and serve. You will probably need to remove the crusts because they are too hard for baby. If baby lacks teeth, you can soften bread with water or mix with bananas, etc.

How to store

On your counter for 4-5 days.

Are there baby food jars?

No.

Should I buy organic?

Very hard to find. Wheat is heavily sprayed so if you can afford it or find it - we recommend you buy it.

Adult Recipe

We will skip this because we bet you know what to do with bread! Of course you could always make your own bread if you have the time, but you probably don't. We recommend buying a bread machine if you want to take on that project.

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