A weaning food is any semi-solid soft food given to an infant as a transition from milk to the household diet. This is usually given from the age of four or six months to accustom the baby to the taste and texture of other foods. Image: fnriThese weaning food blends are powdered formulations suitable for cooking into porridge as supplement to the infant's milk diet. Weaning foods are not intended to replace mother's milk but, rather as a complement.\r\n\r\nWhen is your infant ready for weaning? Is he ready to accept other foods apart from mother's milk? To test the readiness of your baby to accept new foods, place a teaspoon between his lips. If he tends to close his lips or repeatedly pushes away the teaspoon, do not force to feed him. Should he accept the food from the teaspoon, give liquid or semi-liquid foods first. Begin with thin gruels and on to thicker consistencies.\r\n\r\nAny of the following raw food blends can be prepared using household utensils and tools:\r\n\r\nRice-Mongo-Sesame Powder is a blend of 3\/4 cup roasted rice flour and two tablespoons each of roasted mongo flour and roasted sesame flour. Contains 430 Kcal and 13 grams protein per 100 grams.\r\n\r\nRice-Paayap-Sesame Powder is a blend of 3\/4 cup roasted rice flour and two tablespoons each of roasted paayap flour and roasted sesame flour. Contains 424 Kcal and 14 grams protein per 100 grams.\r\n\r\nRice-Soy-Mongo Powder is a blend of 1\/2 cup rice flour, eight teaspoons full-fat soy flour and 1\/4 cup mongo flour. Contains 422 Kcal and 20 grams protein for every 100 grams.\r\n\r\nRice-Soy-Skim Milk Powder is a blend of 1\/2 cup rice flour, 1\/4 cup full-fat soy flour and one level teaspoon skim milk powder . Contains 437 Kcal and 22 grams protein per 100 grams.\r\n\r\nCorn-Soy-Skim Milk Powder is a blend of 3\/4 cup corn flour, 1\/4 cup full-fat soy flour and one level teaspoon skim milk powder. Contains 438 Kcal and 20 grams protein per 100 grams.\r\n\r\nCorn-Soy-Shrimp Milk Powder is a blend of 1\/2 cup corn flour, 1\/3 cup full-fat soy flour and one level teaspoon shrimp powder. Contains 431 Kcal and 217 grams protein per 100 grams.\r\n\r\nRice-Soy-Shrimp Powder is a blend of 1\/2 cup rice flour, 1\/4 cup full-fat soy flour and one level teaspoon shrimp powder. Contains 430 kilocalories and 20 grams protein per 100 grams.\r\n\r\nNutri-Tsamporado is a beef-blood supplemented tsamporado preparation made from a mixture of 3\/4 cup rice grits, two teaspoons skim milk powder and one level teaspoons skim milk powder. Beef blood powder is made from fresh beef blood, steamed, passed once in a meat grinder, sun-dried then pulverized. Contains 366 Kcal per 10.6 grams protein and 9.2 mg iron per 100 grams.\r\n\r\nBanana-Peanut Mix is a blend of 1\/3 cup saba banana powder and 1\/2 cup roasted peanut grits. Contains 507 Kcal and 14.7 grams protein per 100 grams.\r\n\r\nBanana-Soybean Mix is a mixture of 1\/3 cup saba banana powder and 5 3\/4 teaspoons full-fat soy flour. Contains 426 Kcal and 21.3 grams protein per 100 grams.\r\n\r\nGabi-Paayap Blend is a mixture of 1\/2 cup gabi powder and 1\/3 cup roasted paayap flour. Contains 394 kilocalories and 19.4 grams protein per 100 grams.\r\n\r\nKamote-Paayap Blend is a rootcrop legume combination of 1\/2 cup dried kamote cubes and 1\/3 cup paayap grits. Contains 376 kilocalories and 12.5 grams protein per 100 grams.\r\n\r\nPaayap-Banana Blend a mixture of 1\/3 cup paayap grits and 1\/4 cup kamote chips. Contains 376 Kcal and 14.7 grams protein per 100 grams\r\n\r\nMongo-Kamote-Sesame a mixture of 1\/4 cup mongo grits, 2 tablespoon kamote cubes and 4 1\/2 teaspoons sesame flour. Contains 398 Kcal and 18.5 grams protein per 100 gram blend.\r\n\r\nGerminated Rice-Mongo Blend is a mixture of 2\/3 cup germinated rice flour and 1\/3 cup germinated mongo flour. Contains 384 Kcal and 11.4 grams protein per 100 grams.\r\n\r\nGerminated Rice-Cowpea Blend is a mixture of 2\/3 cup germinated rice flour and 1\/3 cup germinated cowpea flour. Contains 381 Kcal and 12.3 grams per 100 grams blend.\r\n\r\nGerminated Corn-Mongo Blend is a mixture of 2\/3 cup germinated corn and 1\/3 cup germinated mongo flour. Contain 387 Kcal and 12.9 grams per grams.\r\n\r\nGerminated Corn-Cowpea Blend is a mixture of 2\/3 cup germinated corn and 1\/3 cup germinated mongo flour. Contains 390 Kcal and 13.5 grams per 100 grams \r\n\r\nSource: fnri.dost.gov.ph\r\n\r\nDo you like this money making business and ideas? then please consider subscribing to our RSS feed and have new business ideas sent directly to your inbox. (Once you entered your e-mail address, you need to login to your e-mail account and click the link to confirm your subscription).