No matter how much you love your children, taking care of them is a tough job, especially when you are travelling with them. Apart from all the other problems, the major concern remains food. Yes, food – foods to carry & avoid baby food while travelling , good and healthy recipes from them are among a few questions that this blog can answer.
Here are a couple of baby food while travelling
Cereals come in quite handy when you are travelling as the ingredients are easily available. Although you can buy cereal packets, it is quite simple to make too. They are quite nutritious and children find them delicious.
1 cup wheat grains
1 cup finger millet (ragi baby food)
1 cup rice
1 cup split green mung
Have all the ingredients washed for a number of times in a day with a good amount of water. Dry them in the sun and then roast a mixture of them in a pan or other utensils you can get to employ. After the mixture is dry and crisp, grind it and turn it into a powder. You cereal is prepared.
Later, all you would have to do is add breast milk, formula, boiled water, cold water, puree, among others to get the final product.
Wholewheat biscuits are among the best baby food while travelling as they are made from flour, which is quite healthy, and are good for snacking.
2 cups of wholewheat flour
2 tablespoon baking soda
2 tablespoon baking powder
Iota of cardamom powder
1 cup milk
Quarter of cup butter
Since it is a biscuit, you would need to use the oven. Preheat it to 230 °C (450°F).
While the oven in getting set, mix the flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a bowl. Add butter into the mixture and whisk. When the mixture has turned like crumbs, add milk, and mix to create a dough.
Apply a little flour on a surface, and knead the dough for a while. Following this, roll the dough to a thickness of around three quarter inch. Cut out the shape using a biscuit cutter, or a small bowl – what you have in your possession.
Now, bake the cut-outs in a oven for about 10-12 minutes or till they develop a light brown color. When they have the color, take them out and cool them.
These two recipes can help you a lot while travelling. However, if you cannot cook due to personal reasons or you don’t prefer cooking, here is a list of foods to carry & avoid baby food while travelling.
Foods to carry:
- Baby food
- Boiled Vegetables
Food not to carry:
- Oily snacks like fritters
- Foods that are small and can cause choking hazards like lozenges
- New and untried food (As the baby may either not like it or it could be bad for its health)
- Foods that have possibility to spill
- Soft drinks
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed/shared in the blog above are personal opinions of the writer. Berrytree recommends you consult with your doctor/pediatrician/family before instinctively following any suggested steps