BLW: How to Serve Carrots

Carrots are a particularly good source of fiber, vitamin K, potassium, and antioxidants! Carrots are a great source of beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A promotes good vision and is important for growth, development, and immune function (all things little humans need)!

Despite their name- “baby carrots” are actually a HUGE choking hazard for children under 4 years old but there are SAFE ways to serve carrots to your little one.

Serve carrots in long finger-like sticks and either steam, boil, or roast until they are soft enough that a fork pierces them with no effort! 

Grated carrots can be served alone as a finger food, with a spoon, or can be mixed into other food items such as beans, oatmeal, or muffins.

The chopped and cooked carrots and either need to be baked, boiled or steamed but will be best when served to children who have already developed the pincer grasp (using only two fingers to pick up something).

I like to steam several carrot sticks at once and then store the extra in the fridge for a quick and healthy blw snack!

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Published by snackswithjax

Sarah is the creator and mom behind "Snacks with Jax", a social media community of over 85,000 parents/caregivers, where she shares her son's meals, nutrition information, and evidence-based tips for feeding children. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist with a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition emphasizing in Wellness from Texas Woman's University and years of experience as a culinary instructor working with ages 2+. She has coached hundreds of parents & caregivers through the journey introducing solids to babies and also navigating picky eating with toddlers and older children. Her focus is on establishing a life-long healthy relationship with food for children while also empowering, encouraging, and educating their adult caregivers.

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