Easy Greens Puree (6-9 Month Baby)2013-01-09
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It’s a good idea to introduce your baby to the flavour of green vegetables early on. However, sometimes they find the taste of some vegetables too strong, so it can be a good idea to mix stronger tasting vegetables like broccoli together with potato or sweet potato. You could also make this puree using other green vegetables like spinach or courgette. Frozen vegetables are often more nutritious than fresh as they are frozen within hours of being cooked so its fine to use vegetables like frozen peas to make your baby’s purees.
40g peeled and chopped onion
250g potatoes, peeled and chopped
375 ml unsalted vegetable stock or water
50g broccoli florets
50g frozen peas
Saute the onion in the butter until softened but not coloured (about 5 minutes). Add the potato, pour over the stock or water, cover and bring to the boil and then cook for 10 minutes. Add the broccoli florets and cook for 3 minutes.
Then add the peas and cook for a further 3 minutes. It’s a good idea to puree this in a mouli or baby food grinder to get rid of the husks from the peas and also pureeing potato in a blender breaks down the natural starches and makes it sticky.
Makes 4 portions