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Easy Recipes to Introduce Allergens to Infants

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have recently shared dietary guidelines that state infants must be given allergenic food such as eggs, cow milk products, peanuts, fish, soy, wheat, tree nuts, and crustacean shellfish.

This is because the 0-1 year age group is least susceptible to allergic reaction caused by food. Introduction of allergy-causing food items early on thus reduces the risk of developing a food allergy. It also aids in developing taste for these items. But is it that easy to feed the babies with these items? No, infants, as well as toddlers, tend to be quite picky when it comes to food. So, you need to prepare these items in a manner that they taste as well as smell good.

To ease the task for you, we have compiled some really scrumptious recipes. So, read on:

Egg Mash with Applesauce

Ingredients Required

  • 1 egg
  • One tablespoon applesauce

Steps to Prepare

  1. Boil the egg and peel its shell
  2. Cut the egg in half to pop out the yolk
  3. Mash the yolk well
  4. Mix it with applesauce

Alternatively, you can mix the mashed egg yolk with breast milk or yogurt.

Egg Custard

Ingredients Required

  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • Half a teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon sugar

Steps to Prepare

  1. Add egg yolks, cornflour, and sugar to a bowl and beat it well.
  2. Add milk and vanilla extract to a pan and heat it.
  3. Now slowly pour the egg yolk mixture into the pan and cook on medium flame while stirring continuously until it thickens.
  4. Serve hot

Banana and Tofu Smoothie

Ingredients Required

  • 1 cup tofu
  • 1 sliced banana
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried fruit powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup plain yogurt

Steps to Prepare

  1. Blend all the mentioned ingredients well in a blender to form a smooth consistency.
  2. Serve as it is or refrigerate for some time before giving it to your little one.

So, if you are having a hard time feeding your infants or toddlers with allergens then do try these delicious and easy to prepare recipes. Also, do not forget to present them innovatively to trick your little ones to have them. Moreover, as you introduce any new recipe it is essential to feed only a small portion and keep a watchful eye to see how your baby reacts to it. Allergic reactions usually occur within few minutes to two hours of having a food item.

However, it is suggested to observe the baby for at least two-three days after the introduction of any new item. You must consult your pediatrician immediately if any kind of allergy occurs. Conversely, if there are no such signs or symptoms then you can feed them with these recipes regularly.

Do share your experience of preparing these recipes and feeding them to your naughty little bundles of joy.