Quinoa With Vegetables, a healthy meal for babies 8 months and above.
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 let’s 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 does 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.
Quinoa With Vegetables
- 2 tbsp Quinoa
- 1/4 cup Beetroot (shredded)
- 2 to 3 leaves of Baby Spinach
- A handfull of Peas
- A dash of Garlic Powder
- A dash of Cumin Powder
- 1 cup Water
How To Make It:
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.
- You can add a little-unsalted butter to this recipe while cooking if the baby is ready to have dairy. Also, this can be served with yogurt mixed with it while eating.
- 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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Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing
You are most welcome Jenn. Thank you for stopping by.
This looks so much better and healthier than the jar stuff I fed my sons. My daughter was smart enough to refuse it. I will pass this on to my sister in law who is always looking for new recipes to make for her son!
Thank you Yanique. Sure, do pass it over. 🙂
I’m saving this for when I have my 2nd baby. This looks so much healthier than commercial stuff!
I love making homemade baby food! So happy I found your site to dive in to more adventurous meals for my little one! Thanks!