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Recipe: Delicious Tofu and Meat Patties

Nutritional benefits of tofu for babies and growing children

Beyond its soft exterior, tofu packs a host of nutrients that are essential in our children’s diet.
Besides steamed tofu or adding tofu into soup for that quick and healthy dinner, how about creating delicious tofu and meat patties for extra proteins and vitamins? Try this simple tofu and meat patties recipe that works great for babies who self-feed by practising Baby Led Weaning (BLW), or simply serve with grains like rice or noodles at meal times.

How about some tofu finger food? Tofu offers proteins, calcium, fibre, iron and other nutrients which support healthy child development.

 

Nutrient-dense tofu is rich in vitamins and minerals such as proteins, manganese, calcium, selenium to name a few. Manganese and selenium are necessary for brain development and essential in supporting children’s growth. In addition, Manganese is a component of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD), and selenium is an antioxidant – both minerals work to protect against free radical damage.

This soy-based food is also suitable for children who are vegans and vegetarians. Soy also contains polyphenols known as isoflavones, and research suggests that they may be able to help protect against cancer.

Allergy to tofu and soy

When introducing new food to your child, parents often take on the 3-day trial approach, where new foods are consumed for three days consecutively to observe for any allergy reactions.

Common symptoms of a food allergy includes:

  • Eczema
  • Hives
  • Swelling of lips, face or other body parts
  • Wheezing or breathing difficulties
  • Flushing
  • Vomiting

Besides the above reactions, severe symptoms may include loss of consciousness, so do seek medical attention immediately.

 

 

These tofu and meat patties are deliciously healthy for the little ones!


Tofu and Meat Patties Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 portion of Tofu, drained and mashed
  • 50g Minced Pork, drained
  • ½ small onion, diced
  • 10pcs Kale leaves, washed and chopped roughly (feel free to replace with other vegetables such as carrots or spinach)

Seasoning for meat (optional):

  • Sprinkles of McCormick Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce

Steps:

  1. Marinate minced meat with seasonings, cover bowl with cling wrap and set aside in fridge for 30 minutes. Omit salt if your child is under one year old.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix kale, tofu and minced onion. Drain any liquid and cover bowl with cling wrap and set aside in fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. After 30 minutes, drain liquids from both bowls. Mix ingredients together.
  4. Heat pan over medium fire. Add olive oil/butter onto pan. Using a spoon or by hand, shape the mixture into desired shape and size, and gently place them onto pan.
  5. Pan fry till golden brown. Allow to cool slightly before serving your child.


We hope your child enjoys these simple yet nutritious tofu meat patties that pack a punch! Healthy eating habits begin at home, and parents play an important role when it comes to our children’s diet, so we can raise healthy, world-ready children together!

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食谱:美味的豆腐肉饼

豆腐对婴儿和儿童的营养价值

豆腐虽然外表柔软,但含有丰富的营养物质,这些营养物质对孩子的饮食至关重要。
除了蒸豆腐或在汤中添加豆腐来制作快速健康的晚餐外,如何制作美味的豆腐肉饼来获取额外的蛋白质和维生素呢?可以尝试这种简单的豆腐肉饼配方,有益于进行“婴儿自动断奶”(BLW)的宝宝自己进食,或在用餐时仅给宝宝喂食米饭或面条等谷物。

也可以用豆腐制作手指食物。豆腐内含有蛋白质、钙、纤维、铁和其他营养物质,可以促进儿童的健康发育。

 

营养丰富的豆腐富含维生素和矿物质,如蛋白质、锰、钙、硒等。锰和硒是大脑发育的必需元素,对儿童成长至关重要。此外,锰是抗氧化酶超氧化物歧化酶(SOD)的一种成分,硒是一种抗氧化剂,这两种矿物质都有助于儿童免受自由基损害。

豆腐是一种以大豆为原料的食品,不仅适合儿童,也适合纯素食者和素食者。大豆内含有一种名为异黄酮的多酚,研究表明这种物质有助于预防癌症。

对豆腐和大豆过敏

在给您的孩子喂食新食物时,父母常采用为期3天的试验方法,即连续三天向宝宝喂食新食物,以观察其是否有过敏反应

食物过敏的常见症状包括:

  • 湿疹
  • 荨麻疹
  • 嘴唇、脸部或其他身体部位肿胀
  • 哮喘或呼吸困难
  • 脸红
  • 呕吐

除上述症状外,严重症状可能包括丧失意识,请立即就医。

 

 

豆腐肉饼对孩子而言非常健康且美味!


豆腐肉饼配方

配料:

  • 1/4份的豆腐,沥干并捣碎
  • 50克碎猪肉,沥干
  • 1/2的小洋葱,切块
  • 10片芥兰菜叶,洗净并稍微切碎(可随意更换其他蔬菜,如胡萝卜或菠菜)

肉类调味料(可选):

  • 洒上意大利调味料-味好美(McCormick)
  • 1茶匙生抽

步骤:

  1. 先用调味料腌制肉末,然后用保鲜膜将碗封住放在冰箱中冷藏30分钟。如果您的孩子未满一周岁,请不要放盐。
  2. 将芥兰菜叶、豆腐和碎洋葱混合放入另一碗中。沥干水分并用保鲜膜将碗封住放在冰箱中冷藏30分钟。
  3. 30分钟后将两个碗从冰箱中拿出,沥干水分后混合在一起。
  4. 用中火加热平锅,倒入橄榄油/黄油。用勺子或用手将混合物捏成所需的形状和大小,然后轻轻地放在平锅上。
  5. 将其煎至金黄色。在孩子食用前,请待其稍稍冷却。


我们希望您的孩子喜欢这些简单营养的豆腐肉饼!健康的饮食习惯始于家庭,父母在孩子的饮食中发挥重要作用,因此我们可以共同助力全球宝宝的健康成长。

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