Soyabeans as we popularly call it (as against Soybeans) is a plant protein that is different from other plant foods. It contains unique proteins, essential amino acids and other nutrients that are very important for the growth and development of children. Soyabeans’ high protein content can be compared to the ones found in animal proteins and this makes it a superfood that can really be used to replace milk, meat and other dairy requirement when occasion calls for it.
Adding soyabeans in baby and kids meal can add variety as well as nutrition to their diet. In Nigeria, the most common way we add soya to our diet is in the powdered form. Dry soyabeans seeds are preferably soaked, dried and roasted first before it is grinded to a powder. If you are buying soyabeans powder in the market, ensure you look well and be sure it is whole soya beans powder without any additives NOT soyamilk. It is best if you can prepare it yourself, especially when you are not sure of your source.
I added some fruit puree in this recipe to ensure that taste is not sacrificed in the bid for a healthy diet. Soyabeans blends with most foods, provides fibre to kids diet and is also a very cost-effective ingredient that you should not overlook.
Fruity Soya Porridge Recipe
- 1/3 cup ground porridge oats (e.g. Quaker Oats)
- 180ml water + some extra (you can use milk if you want)
- 2 tbsp soyabeans powder
- 2 tbsp fruit puree of your choice.
- Boil water and cook oats accordingly for about 2 minutes or until done.
- Stir in the soyabeans powder and fruit puree. Add water if too thick or according to baby’s desired consistency.
- Serve warm.
Hi dear. Ur blog is so informative. Thanks n keep up the good work
Thanks Ify. I’m glad you are getting something from it.
God bless u ma,ur doing a great job,am a new mum i have be worried on the right solid food to give my child, am glad i found this site,keep up the good work.
Thanks so much Edith.
Nice one ma. Keep it up
Thank you R
yes o, this is exactly what i did this morning but i did nt add the puree to it immediately, the puree( watermelon+ oranges ) is in a separate bottle, it will be added to the food in her creche wen shes ready to eat.
Great Bolu. That’s another good idea.
I tried this over the weekend but with Apple as the fruit and it purged him. I am wondering what I did wrong.
Hi Chidinma, this may be caused by different things. You can speak with your doctor if it is severe, otherwise check if there’s one of the ingredients that the body does not tolerate as well as your hygiene when preparing baby food. Also it may not be anything and he will adjust next time he is fed.
Awaf Angela says
I want update about the food to feed my one year old baby. Thanks for this recipe
You are welcome Angela
Kate james says
Please ma I need food recipe for my 7months baby
Hi Kate, check the website. There are loads of ideas here.
Hi mam. pls is d oats same thing with adult oats
Yes it is