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BABY BROCCOLI BROOMS | 6 mos+ | ๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ”ฅ

Broccoli is an AMAZING first food for babies! There are so many ways to prepare it. It's very easy to make into a puree. And the florets come in the perfect size and shape of finger food for little hands. Try this fun and flavorful recipe to introduce broccoli to your baby!

DISCLAIMER: Each child has their own development timeline and specific needs. The content below is general information and for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional one-on-one advice. You are responsible for supervising your childโ€™s health and for evaluating the appropriateness of the information below for your child. Please consult your healthcare provider regarding support or advice for your child's well being and health. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read or seen here.

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What makes this baby broccoli broom so good for your baby?

  • Broocoli is a great first food for babies. And the florets come in the perfect shape for baby's littles hand if you're offering finger foods from the start.

  • The combination of olive oil and cheese/nutritional yeast gives the broccoli a delicious flavor.

  • Olive oil is full of healthy fats that help baby's growth and brain development.

  • Nutritional yeast is packed with protein and B vitamins. And even though it has a "cheesy" look and taste, it's vegan and low in sodium.โ 

This workshop covers everything you need to know for dealing with gagging, reducing the risk of choking during mealtimes, and offering safe food sizes and shapes to your child.



This steamed broccoli recipe will be a favorite! It takes less than 20 minutes, and the florets are tasty for little mouths, and fun for tiny hands.

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Course: Lunch/Dinner Prep: 5 min Cook: 10 min Servings: 4



1 bunch broccoli (about a pound), cut into florets with 1 inch or so of stalk

2 Tbsp olive oil

2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast

Preparation Steps

1. Steam broccoli for 10 minutes or until it gets to a soft consistency. Put cheese or another suggested ingredient in a shallow dish. Quickly dip the head of floret into a bit of olive oil and then sweep each floret into cheese or other suggested ingredient.



Suitable: for the whole family from 6 months old.

Age up: If offering this recipe to an older child (12+months) or an adult you may add salt to taste.

Flavor up:

  • Try adding a garlic clove and lemon slices to the steamer for a change of flavor.

Boost nutrition:

  • Try using flaxseed, chia seeds, hemp seeds or nut powder instead of cheese/nutritional yeast. These will add texture, plant protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals.

Involving your children:

  • Under 6+ months: have them watch you prepare; show them how you cut the broccoli. Tell them the names of the ingredients as you add them to help build baby's vocabulary.

  • 18+ months: show them how to and let them try to cut the broccoli with a kids safe plastic knife; show them how to and let them try to dip broccoli florets in olive oil and cheese (or other suggested ingredient).

โ˜…Focus on offering single ingredient foods or very simple recipes (1-3 ingredients) at the early stages - the first 1-2 months of starting solids. You may offer more elaborated recipes on a more occasional basis for babies beginning to eat. This will help your baby get familiar with the natural taste of foods but still getting it "pimped-up" in recipes every once in a while. It will also allow you to expose your baby to a few different foods, and make it easier for you to rule out some possible food allergies or intolerance before you start offering preparations with several ingredients regularly.

โ˜…If you choose to use Parmesan cheese or nut powder be aware that they contain common food allergens. We recommend introducing potentially allergenic food on its own first for at least 2 times, before mixing with other foods. This makes it easier to recognize a reaction.

๐ŸŒˆ - this recipe contains colorful foods. We recommend including a fruit and/or a vegetable at each meal.

๐Ÿ”ฅ - this recipe contains high-calorie foods. We recommend including a high-calorie food at each meal.

๐Ÿ’ช - this recipe contains iron-rich food. We recommend including iron-rich food at each meal.


As always, discuss any concerns with your healthcare provider. This post and this site is not meant to be a substitute for medical advice. The materials and services provided by this site are for informational purposes only.


Recipes Symbol Legend

Here in our Food Library we use some symbols or emojis to make it easier for you to find what you need. Listed below are the symbols we use and what they mean.

๐Ÿ”ฅ - this recipe contains high-calorie food. We recommend including a high-calorie food at each meal.

๐Ÿ’ช - this recipe contains iron-rich food. We recommend including iron-rich food at each meal.

๐ŸŒˆ - this recipe contains colorful food. We recommend including a fruit and/or a vegetable at each meal.

๐Ÿฅ‡ - this recipe contains foods that are a great choice for baby's first food.

๐ŸŒฑ - this recipe is a great choice for plant-based babies.

๐Ÿ’ฉ - this recipe contains food that helps prevent or treat constipation.

๐Ÿฅœ - this recipe contains contains peanuts, a common food allergen.

๐Ÿณ - this recipe contains egg, a common food allergen.

๐Ÿ„ - this recipe contains cow's milk, a common food allergen.

๐ŸŒพ - this recipe contains contains wheat, a common food allergen.

โœณ๏ธ - this recipe contains contains soy, a common food allergen.

๐Ÿ’ฎ - this recipe contains sesame seed, a common food allergen.

๐ŸŒฐ - this recipe contains tree nuts, a common food allergen.

๐Ÿ  - this recipe contains fish, a common food allergen.

๐Ÿค - this recipe contains shellfish, a common food allergen.

โš ๏ธ - this recipe contains a common choking hazard. Make sure to follow age and preparation guidelines.

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