Can my baby eat Tempé

From +6 months

Common allergen:


Is tempé healthy for children?

Tempé, which is made from fermented soy (and sometimes also wheat), contains a lot of the nutrients your baby needs, especially in the first year of fast growing. It's an energy rich food since it contains plenty of healthy fats. It's also a great source of protein, containing all essential amino-acids. It's a plant-based source of iron and calcium, which are essential for your baby's growth and development and it is related to various other health benefits. To add to that, tempé is fermented, which does miracles for your baby's gut and digestive system. Soy is a common food allergen so start with small quantities and work your way up.

How to serve tempé

Serve tempé as you would serve a protein like chicken. You can serve it as finger food, starting at the age of 6 months with big strips (size of 2 adult fingers). When your baby is 8 to 9 months old you can give smaller strips. Avoid cutting it into cubes to prevent choking. You can also blend tempé into a puree or use it minced in a sauce (for example a bolognese pasta sauce).

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