Anchovies are a nutritious ingredient commonly added to Baby’s porridge or cereal.
It is a good source of protein and calcium if the bones are not removed, according to senior dietitian Lauren Ho, who is also the assistant director at The Nutrition Place, which runs courses on health and wellness.
Because it is naturally high in salt, you should soak the ikan bilis in water and rinse it a few times before dry frying (that is, without oil in a wok), grinding and sieving it.
Then, store the fine powder in an airtight container.
Ikan bilis that has been soaked and cleaned can also be used to prepare a fish stock for your baby’s porridge.
But if you have a family history of allergies, you may want to introduce fish slowly and only after his first birthday.
Baby recipes you should try:
Quinoa porridge with chicken and broccoli
Salmon with tofu and vegetables
Avocado banana pancakes
Rice cereal with sweet potato and egg yolk
Mee sua with tomato, carrot and chicken
Chilled oat parfait with berries and chia seeds
French toast sticks with cheese
Brown rice tuna casserole
Tofu pumpkin puree
Fusilli with chicken and vegetables
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