It’s been a while since I posted what Gwen has been eating. Well, we still continue to make her own baby food during weekends, and Nanay also cooks lugaw or porridge for her almost everyday.
Another recipe we tried for her is Squash Malunggay puree:
1 slice squash
a bundle of malunggay (just pluck the leaves and remove the stems)
I still used our reliable Philips Avent Steamer-Blender. I just steam the vegetables for 15 minutes, flip the blender to puree the food.
On my first attempt, I put too many malunggay leaves that’s why the puree tasted a wee bit bitter and lacked the sweet taste of squash. Just use the malunggay leaves sparingly.
Why it’s good for the baby:
- Malunggay or moringa is rich in vitamins A and C, calcium, potassium and proteins.
- Squash is a good source of Protein, Vitamin A, Thiamin, Niacin, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Potassium and Manganese.