Unlike some other leafy greens, vitamin A-rich spinach doesn’t have a particularly bitter flavor. making it a good “gateway” green.
Plan on starting your baby with a small serving of just 2 tablespoons. As they start to eat more, increase the serving size to 1/4 cup. This recipe makes 1 1/3 cups so, there is plenty to freeze future meals.
- One 10 oz. package frozen chopped spinach
- Once you’ve successfully fed your baby just spinach, add in a flavour kick with a pinch of nutmeg the next time you make this
- Defrost the spinach according to the package directions. Let cool for at least 10 minutes, reserving any liquid.
- Transfer the spinach and its liquid to a blender. Process until you get the desired consistency for your baby, adding a tablespoon or more water if needed to help it blend.
If you find that your baby doesn’t like a certain purée, don’t give up. Try again in a week or two, or mix it with a purée that you know your baby eats.
Try adding a few simple finger foods to your baby’s try such as Cheerios, cooked beans, or small chunks of soft fruit. Chances are your baby won’t eat much of these foods yet, but eating with their hands is an important skill to begin practicing.
It’s also time to introduce a sippy cup. Serve just a splash of water, breast milk, or formula at each meal.