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PEAR APPLESAUCE BABY FOOD RECIPE
Applesauce has always been a favorite first food for babies, and this Pear Applesauce baby food recipe kicks it up a notch with even more flavor and nutrients! You don’t have to be a chef to make homemade baby food with your Blendtec or Vitamix blender.
This will save you time, money, and provide a nourishing and delicious meal for your baby! Just steam chunks of pears and apples with skin off, throw in your high powered blender, and let it do the work for you! This is a great way to sneak in pears since the apple masks the tartness of the pear.
Use organic pears and apples when possible.
- Apples peeled
- Pears peeled
- Place all ingredients into the blender and secure lid.
- For Blendtec Use your manuel keys and go to speed 4, run for 10 seconds only.
- For Vitamix Select VARIABLE, speed #1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to VARIABLE, speed #8, leave it on low. Blend for 20 seconds
- Add water to thin as needed.
- All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
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HEALTH BENEFITS OF PEARS
Many doctors recommend pears for babies when they are weaning and being introduced to baby food because they are a low acid fruit that is unlikely to cause digestive issues in little bellies and because pear allergy is relatively rare.
Pears are very high in fiber, which can help keep baby regular. This nutrient-packed fruit contains antioxidants like vitamin C and copper, which fight off free radicals and disease in the body.
Pears help prevent osteoporosis because they contain boron, which researchers believe may help the body to retain calcium. Eating a pear can give you energy since the glucose absorbed in your body absorbs glucose converts into energy.
In order to avoid birth defects, it is important for a pregnant woman to consume enough folic acid, which pears contain 10-20 mcg (about 5% of the RDA) of the natural form of folic acid, folate, so it is recommended that they be included in a healthy prenatal diet.