'Eat Your Greens' Puree
25minutes cooking time
- 40g peeled and chopped onion
- 15g unsalted butter
- 250g potatoes, peeled and diced
- 375ml 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.Ã 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.
From 'New Compete Baby & Toddler Meal Planner' Ebury Press
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 it's fine to use vegetables like frozen peas to make your baby's purees.
Annabel Karmel MBE
Mother of three Annabel Karmel continues to reign as the UK's No.1 children's cookery author, best-selling international author, and a leading expert on devising delicious, nutritious meals for babies, children and families.
Since launching with The Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner 25 years ago â a book which has become the 2nd best-selling non-fiction hardback of all time - Annabel has written 43 books selling over four million copies worldwide.
Coupled with a vast digital following, recipe apps, cookbook-inspired supermarket food ranges and menus in some of the world's top leisure resorts and hotels, Annabel has become a leading pillar for parents who want to give their growing family the very best start in life. Because of this she was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for her outstanding work in the field of child nutrition in 2006.
Whilst remaining a regular media commentator on children's food issues, Annabel is recognised as one of the UK's leading female entrepreneurs, becoming an inspirational role model for other rising stars, business start-ups, women in business and parents returning to work.
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