By Kamakshi Ganesh
Let’s face it, we’ve been home, quarantining for what seems like an eternity now and that means our evenings (and mornings and afternoons) have been spent catching up on all TV shows the internet has to offer. If Mandalorian is a show you have watched, you know there are very few things in real and reel life that are cuter than baby Yoda. He’s SO CUTE, you want to eat him. And guess what? You actually can! Baby Yoda cereal is a real thing.
This is a cereal that has little marshmallow bits that are shaped like Baby Yoda’s head! Fun as it sounds, is it good for your child’s health?
We are here to tell you that there is a cuter and healthier cereal available right here, in India. Okay, we may be exaggerating about the “cuter” part, but hey – baby cereal is meant to be tasty and healthy for your child and hassle-free for you. And these cereals are exactly that. Cute (much like beauty) lies in the eye of the beholder and what is cute for us is having our baby get all the necessary nutrients they require and enjoy their food!
Organic and home-made baby cereal is the way to go:
When you are starting your baby on solids, always opt for the best quality baby cereals. Millet based first-foods have been popular for generations now and with good reason. They give your baby all the nutrition they require and are versatile enough to be adapted into a number of delicious recipes. Use your creativity with these recipes and you could have home-made baby cereal which is cute and tasty enough to the Baby Yoda cereal a run for its money.
These baby cereals can be made at home from scratch – which is a rewarding, albeit longer process. Once you have made the cereal, you can add pureed vegetables, fruits, and even spices like cinnamon, cardamom, and turmeric to it to elevate the taste. However, if you are a working mom, a mom-on-the-go or just don’t have the luxury of time to invest in making homemade cereal, fret not, there are also a number of healthy baby cereals that are available in the market and are super easy to make.
Store-bought options can be healthy, too!
Easy as this option is, it’s essential that we make the responsible choice by reading the food labels on the packaged food and making sure the store-bought options are just as healthy and nutritious as the home-made baby cereals.
Slurp farm baby cereals, in particular, are made of ragi and rice and milk powder as their base ingredients and come in 3 different fruit flavors – Strawberry, Mango, and Banana.
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The goodness of starting your kids off on organic whole grains like Ragi at a very young age yield a lot of benefits. Ragi is packed with calcium, protein, amino acids and it’s very rich in iron too. All of these nutrients are essential for your child’s brain development and in the long run, it keeps away anemia. The icing on this already delicious cereal is that they are super easy to make! As a new parent, there is going to be a lot on your plate and what you feed your baby should be a hassle-free experience.
What can be more hassle-free than just mixing the baby cereal with hot water and having tasty and healthy food available in 2- minutes. This is the sort of convenience that is extremely useful.
While the whole world is going ga-ga over novelty cereals, we are secretly rooting for these wonder-millet cereals – homemade or otherwise.