How to blend plant-based protein for babies
Are you looking for protein baby food recipes? We can help! Protein is a body-building nutrient, but it’s not just for bodybuilders. Babies can benefit from a protein-rich diet, and feeding them protein-rich blender baby food recipes beyond their usual rice cereal and mashed apricots is a great way to keep them happy and healthy. When we talk about protein, we mean the plant-based kind: beans and lentils without sodium, certain veggie purees, peanut butter (which helps to ward off peanut allergies) and Greek yogurt, which has more protein than the traditional kind. Check out these delicious protein baby food recipes you can create in your BlendJet to make your baby smile, coo and swallow without a fight. The best part is you can take your portable blender anywhere and make baby food on demand, and quietly.
Did you know a protein deficient diet may lead to slowed growth and development, immunity issues and lethargy? Proteins are made of amino acids, of which 22 are needed for healthy hair, skin, bones. Only 13 are produced by the body so the rest must come from the food we eat. Talk to your pediatrician if you have any questions about how to introduce protein to your baby.
Protein For Infants and Toddlers By Age
0-6 Months Breast milk is the main source of protein when a baby is born.
6 Months Protein-rich solid foods can be introduced with breast milk or formula.
8 Months Chopped veggies, mashed beans, egg yolks and curd are excellent sources of protein.
10 Months Baby can eat what you eat so long as it is properly mashed or cut.
1 – 3 Years 0.55 grams of protein per pound of body weight helps a walking, talking toddler grow healthy and strong and, yes, even develop speech skills.