Ripe Plantain porridge have a heart healthy combo of nutrients, including vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium and fiber for babies and toddlers. They also contain resistant starch, which acts as a probiotic, selectively nourishing the “good gut” bacteria that line the intestinal tract and protect against food borne illness.
Nutritional Facts About Plantains
47 grams carbohydrates
1.9 grams protein
0.5 grams fat
3.4 grams fiber
27.2 milligrams vitamin C (45% DV)
1,668 IU vitamin A (33%)
0.4 milligram vitamin B6 (22%)
739 milligrams potassium (21%)
55 milligrams magnesium (14%)
0.9 milligrams iron (5%)
Ripe plantain can easily be mashed up once cooked and fed alone or with other foods to older babies. Cut ripe plantain into strips or circles, season with spices and bake or fry them to make a simple and healthy finger food for your toddler. It is also a good way to encourage baby-led weaning.
Ripe plantain contains a lot of essential vitamins and mainly rich in vitamins A and C, which plays a major role in maintaining good body processes, aids the body to grow well, boosts the immune system and also works to promote healthy eyes.
Ripe plantain is sweet on its own and its sure be a yummy for babies with the added ingredients for a more nourishing meal.
Ripe plantain porridge for babies and toddlers Recipe
- ½ medium firm ripe plantain
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp ground dried fish
- 1 tbsp ground crayfish
- ½ – 1 cup water
- A handful green vegetable (ugu, spinach, kale) (FOR TODDLERS).
- Peel off the back of plantain, dice and put in a pot. Add the rest of the ingredients except (vegetables For toodlers )and put to boil.
- Allow to cook for 15-20 minutes or till plantains are soft and top with water if it is getting dry.
- Add the vegetables, simmer for a minute and remove from heat.
- Puree with a hand blender, pour it back into the pot and allow to cook for 5 minutes and serve.