AUThe introduction of starchy foods is an important milestone in food diversification. It also brings its share of questions: which starchy foods to choose? What quantities? What starches for gluten-intolerant babies? Béaba® guides you through this important moment.
The role of starchy foods in your baby's food diversification
Starches are fuel for the body. The different types of starch are made up of starch, a complex carbohydrate absorbed more slowly by the body than simple carbohydrates.
Starches, and particularly rice, are one of the basic foods from the start of food diversification. Your baby will discover them from the age of 7 months. The composition of the rice makes it possible to give a smoothness to certain preparations which one wishes to thicken, such as soups or desserts.
It is a highly digestible food that does not contain gluten. Thanks to its richness in soluble fibres, it is considered an anti-diarrheal food and contributes to the good intestinal transit of the baby. You can offer your baby other starchy foods: pasta, wheat and cornmeal, but also quinoa. Some starches do not contain gluten, such as rice, corn, lentils or quinoa.
Preparing starches in the Babycook® is easy!
The Babycook® is your best friend for preparing delicious homemade meals for your baby, because it is very quick & easy to use.
The Pasta Rice Cooker is suitable for small quantities (from 50g). It is designed for cooking all starchy foods (rice, pasta, lentils, semolina, etc.). You no longer need several kitchen utensils (pans, colander, blenders, etc.).
The Babycook® is a single appliance for all your baby's preparations (vegetables, fruit, meat, rice, pasta, etc.)
Thanks to the Pasta Rice Cooker basket, you can finally prepare starchy foods for your baby, without having to watch the cooking. Impossible to overcook rice or pasta, because the cooking time is adapted!
Beaba recipe ideas with Babycook® starches
What starches for my baby according to his age? How to vary pasta and rice? My baby is gluten intolerant, what can I replace them with?
Since 2015, Béaba® has been supporting and guiding thousands of parents on a daily basis with the Béaba® & moi mobile app.
You will find more than 150 recipes developed in collaboration with Laurence Haurat, nutritionist psychologist. Here are our favorite starchy recipes.
Each recipe contains an alternative for gluten-intolerant babies.
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 carrot, peeled and cut into small pieces
- 1/2 capsicum, cut into small pieces
- 300g mince
- 1 tbsp tomato purée
- 150ml passata
- 150g spaghetti of choice (use gluten free if necessary)