In Part 1 I highlighted my Top 5 Spices which all possess their own unique properties to help combat teething pains. Some of which are widely used within dentistry!
However in Part 2, I wanted to share a simple, yummy recipe with you which not only has oodles of taste (courtesy of the flavour enhancing spices), it also uses a combination of spices from my Top 5 to help towards providing some pain relief for your little one. So give this one a go!
Spicy Sweet Potato Fries (V) — Stage 2: 7 months plus
If your poor little one is teething, this tasty snack may help to sooth those uncomfortable symptoms. The nutmeg not only provides a warm, spicy taste to complement the sweet potato, it also contains the compound ‘eugenol’, which is used as a natural medicine to treat toothaches. Combined with the powerful analgesic properties of cinnamon, this is a wonderful snack to combat teething pains.
SuperFoods included: olive oil, sweet potato
SuperSpices included: cinnamon, nutmeg
Total preparation and cooking time: 25mins
Makes 2 servings
½ tbsp olive oil
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch of ground nutmeg
1 small sweet potato — peeled, washed, cut into 2” sticks
Pre-heat the oven to 200C/400F/gas 6.
In a bowl add the oil, cinnamon, nutmeg and stir. Add the potato sticks to the bowl and give it a good toss to coat them with the seasoning. Lay them flat on a foil-covered baking tray and place on the middle shelf. Bake for 20-25mins or until tender, turning over half way. Allow cooling before serving to baby.
You can find more delicious weaning and finger food recipes in Easy Indian SuperMeals for Babies, Toddlers and the Family available to buy now from Amazon, Waterstones or my online shop for signed copies.