While sitting at my writing desk and working on my post, I have come up with a ‘Ramble Idea’ which I would share with you all soon. But you’ll have to wait for some time. I have yet to gather some ingredients for it. Till then lets talk about Quinoa with Vegetables. Here I have mixed quinoa with beetroot, baby spinach and peas along with garlic and cumin powder.
As we all know, Quinoa is one of the healthiest grains for babies. It is full of fiber, calcium, iron and folate along with anti-inflammatory benefits. While beetroot and peas to have their share of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, iron, and fiber.
Spinach is a “super” food for babies as well, Popeye loves it too. It is the great source of calcium, along with vitamin A, vitamin K, folate, and iron. It also has antioxidant, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory benefits. Spinach do have nitrates in them, so it’s always better to introduce babies to spinach later. I started giving my daughter spinach at 8 months. Also, it should be an add-on vegetable, just given in small quantity. While choosing spinach, look for leaves that are lush and vibrant green in color. Avoid ones which have turned yellow, bruised or are slimy to touch. This indicated that spoilage has started. Store them in a plastic bag while squeezing out the air, in the refrigerator. Do not wash the leaves before storage as exposure to water increases the rate of spoilage.
- 2 tablespoon quinoa
- 2 small cubes of beetroot
- 2 to 3 leaves of baby spinach
- A handful of peas
- A dash of garlic powder
- A dash of cumin powder
- approximately 1 cup water
- Wash all the vegetables well.
- In a pot add water. Add all the vegetables along with quinoa and spices.
- Cook till its well come. Quinoa should look like little bubble pearls.
- Once done smash it a bit and let it cool.
Adjust water according to your preference if it gets too dry.
Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.
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