Since tofu is a protein just like meats and egg yolks, most pediatricians recommend that you include it in your baby’s diet after 8 months of age to make sure your baby can digest it properly. Tofu is a soy product, and soy allergy has became common in recent decades. If you notice any symptoms of an allergy after your baby eats tofu, such as rash or breathing difficulties, you should seek medical attention right away. And once your pediatrician has diagnosed your baby with a soy allergy, you should not use tofu or any other soy products in your baby’s diet.
The following proportions are only recommendations. With homemade baby food, you should experiment and get creative with what your baby likes and prefers.
- 1 cup tofu, cut into to small cubes
- 1.5 cups zucchini, peeled and sliced
- 1 cup carrots, peeled and sliced
- 1.5 cups brown rice, cooked
- 5 cups water, filtered
- 1/2 teaspoon ground curry
- Dash ground ginger
1. Add zucchini, carrots and rice to medium-size pot and pour water over, covering all ingredients. Cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes.
2. Add tofu, ground curry and ginger. Cook for another 5-10 minutes, or until carrots are soft.
3. Remove from heat and drain excessive water leaving about 3-4 tablespoons of water.
3. Blend all ingredients together using hand blender until smooth.
4. Allow to cool
5. Serve warm or room temperature.
6. Store baby food in sterilized glass jars. Refrigerate.
Making your own baby food is a great way to get your baby started with living green!