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Baby Recipe: How To Make Spinach Puree For Your Baby

The antioxidant-rich properties of  spinach makes it an ideal veggie for babies 8- to 10-months-old. Baby spinach puree is also one of the easiest dark leafy greens to eat.

Healthy spinach puree is good to have on hand. You can add this to literally anything. A great way to feed kids and babies spinach.

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This recipe is ideal for babies 8 months and above

Ingredients

Fresh Spinach

Step 1

select and buy fresh, blemish free spinach leaves that are not wilted. Be sure to buy the organic type to avoid pesticide residue.

Step 2

Remove stems from your spinach and soak in cold water for two minutes. Rinse thoroughly under cool running water and allow to drain in a colander till it is dry.

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Step 3

Steam spinach until tender (about five minutes). Drain, rinse with cool water for three minutes to stop the cooking process.

Step 4

Puree spinach in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add water as needed to reach desired consistency; use breast milk or formula in place of water for a creamier texture.

Step 5

Spinach is an ideal mix-in with other veggies, grains, and protein.

Try mixing spinach puree with carrots, sweet potatoes, chicken, mackerel, brown rice or some other food your child loves.

(Storage tip: Spoon into ice-cube trays for single servings.)

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