Alaric turning yellow day by day....
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Normally soup stocks contain carrots...
thus i would like to check if its ok to cook porridge with soup stocks everyday. I am worried about my baby becoming "yellow" as he will be having carrots everyday in the soup stocks? Or is boiling carrots in soup stocks different from eating "orange" food?
Alaric turning yellow day by day....
For me I cook porridge with soup stocks too everyday, but I use different soup stork....for vegetable stock, I use brocolli, carrots, spinach, cauliflower, tomatoes with ikan billis or silver fish
For meat stock, I use chicken, fish, beef (sometimes only), pork
Or sometimes I mix some veges with some meat to make stock.....
Did you only use carrots for stock?
Alaric turning yellow? mayb you might want to check with pediatrician, last time I did hear once that eating a lot of carrots will make your skin a bit yellowish......
Actually carrots in soup does not make it sweet
To make soup stock sweet, you might need to put in a bit of red dates or "gou qi"
But the quantity of carrots isn't alot rite? If so, shouldn't be turning yellow... you can add onions as well to sweeten the soup..
can use butternut squash...very sweet also but cannot consumpt everyday..later baby turning yellowish..i normally cook porridge with same stock for 2-3days then change to other stock for 2-3days..baby will not get bored eating the same porridge everyday. cooking porridge using magic pot (thermal pot) is very easy n fast..just let the rice n stock boiled n add all the ingredients n put into the pot. no need to stir n the porridge will ready after 3-4hrs depend on the porridge texture you want.
hi dom, you may want to cut down on carrots and other fruits that contain lots of vitamin a.
Vitamin a remains in the body for quite some time so it's easier to overdose on vitamin a.
i think for soup stock, you can also try using dried chinese mushrooms, meat like chicken, and dried anchovies (ikan bilis)?
I know papaya is rich in Vitamin A.
i googled and got this list:
am not so sure about the milk though...
Giving too much 'orange' food will cause baby to become yellow. I talk to a nurse in SBCC and she told me not to give too much food that is high in beta carotene as beta carotene is responsible for 'orange babies'. You might be giving too much especially having carrots, pumpkin etc everyday.
For me, sometimes i will use veggie stocks (contain lotus, apples, pearl corn). Most of the time me and my mum will use a generous portion of lean pork to cook with treston porridge and its already very sweet. Hey, you tried giving alaric 'Huai shan'? Taste so nice when cook with porridge Once a week i will make ikan billis soup stock and cook with his porridge with pork or chicken.
So far i know Fairprice dont sell pearl corn, i can only find it in wet market. I bought the 'Huai Shan' from wet market, imported from Japan. Pls remember to check with the veggie store where is it from cos got come from china and japan. Personally i find it tasty, taste like potato. When you cut and wash the huai shan, its very sticky no matter how you wash, its normal...
My porridge: I give dear son brown/white rice porridge for his dinner with Huai Shan (4 times a week) cook with a generous portion of lean pork. Veggie and fish steam separetely and serve with the porridge. Sometimes i will cook his porridge with my pre-prepared soup stocks like veggie soup stock and once a week will give ikan billis soup stock. For stuffs like carrot, pumpkin, tofu, pearl peas, egg yolk etc will either give it for lunch with cereal or dinner....
The fresh one is called Shan1 Yao4, the dried one is called huai shan.. Better buy fr wet markets, the ones in NTUC look so off.
sometimes i put apples n pears, almost everytime i prepare porridge i use pumpkin n carrot, just a cube will do... no need a lot mar. but ya my nephew whom use to eat loads of carrot puree/ pumpkin was very yellow n orangey in fact but now at 3 plus he's super fair, his mom is ang moh! but as baby wah! super yellow n orangey!
oh once a week i will put barley too... babies can consume "wai san" meh?
Pearl corn seems to be sweetcorn; much sweeter than the usual corn. We used that for the vegetable stock and it tasted very sweet.
Our current stock uses sweetcorn, celery and carrot.
Gei Ji can be used, note that it's high in Vit A too.
Most fruits and vegetables that are orange and red are high in Vit A.
May also try apples and pears.
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What's the purpose of huai shan?
Soup stock = knorrs type of stock or home made?
My boy is 11 mths now, For me i only puree brocolli...For soft veggie like spinach i will chop then steam....
I personally feel that if everything cook until very soft will lose lots of nutrients....For me, most of the time i will steam the veggie and fish though its so troublesome cos my steamer is small and can only steam one dish at a time...But for my boy nutrition, i will still choose to steam it!
As for your gal doesnt know how to eat if serve separetely, you got to give it a try. My boy just learn how to drink from straw, pick food from his finger to his mouth lately cos on weekends when im off i will let him practise and who know last sat he did it! On weekday my mum is the noon caregiver and i always ask her to try and she always tell me he still cannot and not ready etc...