I know what you’re thinking – “there’s no way in hell my child will eat broccoli puree”. I bet you can already see it being flung all over the walls.
Well this is one way to get your kids to eat broccoli in a tasty puree form. This puree is packed with so many vitamins and minerals and is de-lish.
It’s perfect with lamb or any other red meat as an alternative to mashed potato.
Broccoli is such a great source of vitamin C, calcium, folate and much more. Spinach is also a rich source of iron which is perfect for growing little bodies. After four months the natural iron stores that babies have from birth begin to deplete and they generally need to get iron elsewhere.
Mint leaves are also packed with antioxidants and naturally aid digestion. Experts say introducing herbs and spices from the beginning of starting solids with your child is great to give them exposure to a whole range of flavours and tastes and goes a long way to helping them to become a more adventurous eater later down the track.
* 350g broccoli (about 250g worth of florets)
* 1/2 packet of baby spinach leaves (75-80g)
* 4 sprigs/large handful of mint leaves
* 1 teaspoon garlic
1. Remove broccoli florets from stem and place in a steamer.
2. Steam broccoli for 10 minutes on high heat.
3. Add spinach leaves on top of the broccoli and steam for a further 5 minutes.
4. Place broccoli, spinach, mint and garlic in food processor and whiz for about a minute or until all the ingredients have formed a smooth puree. If you don’t have a food processor you could also use a stick blender or a handheld masher.
* I generally freeze any leftover puree into cubes and place in snap lock freezer bags to make for quick and easy food options for Molly.
Who says kids don’t like broccoli?
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