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BROCCOLI AND OLIVE OIL PUREE | 6 mos+ | 🌈🔥💪🥇🌱


Broccoli is an AMAZING first food for babies! Add a little more green to your baby’s diet with this homemade broccoli baby food puree. It's made with inexpensive ingredients and done in a few simple steps. It’s also easy to customize flavors so feel free to try something new!


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What makes this broccoli and olive oil puree so good for your baby?

  • Broocoli is a great first food for babies. Once cooked, broccoli can easily be made into a puree.

  • White potatoes have respectable amounts of Vitamin A and Vitamin C, as well as potassium. Plus their carbohydrate content is high, providing babies with much needed energy for growth and activity.

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

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.



 

BROCCOLI AND OLIVE OIL PUREE

Add a little more green to your baby’s diet with this homemade broccoli baby food puree made with inexpensive ingredients and done in a few simple steps.


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Course: Lunch/Dinner Prep: 5 min Cook: 15 min Servings: 4

 

Ingredients

2 cups broccoli chopped into small florets

1 small white potato peeled and chopped

1 Tbsp olive oil


Preparation Steps

1. Steam vegetables. Mash broccoli and potato with a fork or potato masher. Add olive oil, mix well, and add water/breast milk/formula, if needed. Or add vegetables and olive oil into a blender or food processor and puree until smooth, adding water/breast milk/formula in 1/4 cup increments, if needed. Add desired spices.

 

Notes


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 fresh herbs (chives, mint, cilantro), cumin, pepper, or lemon juice to this recipe.

Boost nutrition:

  • Try mixing flaxseed, chia seeds, hemp seeds or nut powder into this puree. 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. Show them how you peel and cut the potato. 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 and potato with a kids safe plastic knife; show them how to and let them try to mash broccoli and potato with potato masher.

We recommend avoiding the use of a blender or food processor to make purees for babies, as it causes the most loss of nutrients and it doesn’t help babies to develop acceptance for different textures. However, it’s always your choice what appliance to use to make purees for your baby.


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.


If you choose to use 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.



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


🔥 - this recipe contains high-calorie foods. We recommend including a high-calorie food at each meal.


💪 - this recipe contains iron-rich food. We recommend including iron-rich food at each meal.


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


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


 

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.

 

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🔥 - this recipe contains high-calorie food. We recommend including a high-calorie food at each meal.

💪 - this recipe contains iron-rich food. We recommend including iron-rich food at each meal.

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

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

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

💩 - this recipe contains food that helps prevent or treat constipation.

🥜 - this recipe contains contains peanuts, a common food allergen.

🍳 - this recipe contains egg, a common food allergen.

🐄 - this recipe contains cow's milk, a common food allergen.

🌾 - this recipe contains contains wheat, a common food allergen.

✳️ - this recipe contains contains soy, a common food allergen.

💮 - this recipe contains sesame seed, a common food allergen.

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

🐠 - this recipe contains fish, a common food allergen.

🍤 - this recipe contains shellfish, a common food allergen.

⚠️ - this recipe contains a common choking hazard. Make sure to follow age and preparation guidelines.

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