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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