Don’t underestimate the Macro Importance of the mighty micro-nutrient!

Nearly 2 billion of the 7.5 billion people on the planet are iron deficient, making it the most common micronutrient deficiency in the world. And iron is of vital importance for energy, growth, repair, brain and muscle development at every stage of life. #EveryBiteCounts

By about six months, a baby’s iron stores are diminished. Beef is one of nature’s best sources of iron. Beef makes sense as one of baby’s first solid foods. #beefbelongs

TODDLER/BABY SWITCH-UP

These new recipes, incorporating iron-rich beef, show you how easy it is to create ‘grown-up’ dinners while at the same time making food for all stages of baby.

Tips for introducing solid foods:

  • To ensure your baby is tolerating new foods, wait two to three days before introducing a next new food.
  • Help your baby learn to eat foods with different tastes and textures. He/she may only require puréed foods for a very short time, or not at all.
  • Your baby should progress from soft mashed or minced foods quickly and then onto soft foods that are chopped into small chunks or pieces.