DINNER: Eat Your Veggies

In celebration of National Eat Your Vegetables Day, we want to share a few simple veggie recipes that we think are simply genius for toddlers. We know how important it is to nourish your kids with the best nutrients, and vegetables are the #1 food to do so. These recipes are suitable for babies 6months + but read on to see how you can still make them for toddlers and older kids as dinner!

This recipe is a great way to sneak in a good amount of spinach for your little ones. The blueberries not only add a beautiful color, but also hide the taste of spinach with its sweetness.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups fresh spinach or fresh baby spinach
  • 1 & ½ cups blueberries
  • 1-2 tbsp water

Method:

1- Put the raw spinach in a food processor and pulse. Note that the amount of spinach will be reduced significantly.

2- Add the blueberries and pulse again. Keep adding water until you get to the desired consistency.

*The best part of this recipe is that its quick and doesn’t require any actual cooking.

FOR TODDLERS: Have it with crackers or on toast. 

Load up on rich vitamins in a small amount of puree by using three superfoods: broccoli, spinach and avocado. This puree is packed with fibre, protein, iron, vitamin C and K, folate and more!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup packed spinach
  • 1 avocado
  • 1-2 tbsp water

Method:

1- First steam your broccoli for 5 minutes.

2- Add in your spinach and continue steaming for another 4 minutes.

3- Transfer the broccoli and the spinach to a food processor and add in the avocado. As you are pulsing, add in water until you get to the desired consistency. (You can use fresh water, remaining water from the steamer, meat/chicken stock, or even milk.)

* Lemon juice, garlic, cilantro, and/or parsley all go nicely with this recipe too. 

FOR TODDLERS: Have it with bread, crackers, or even with vegetable sticks!

Any orange vegetables works here. Think carrots, pumpkin, sweet potato, and/or butternut squash. All these ingredients have a sweetness to them that will satisfy your baby’s taste buds.

Ingredients:

  • 1 carrot
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 1-2 tbsp water

Method:

1- Cut up your vegetables into cubes then steam them.

2- Once all the vegetables are tender enough, put them in a food processor and pulse. Keep adding water until you get to the desired consistency. 

FOR TODDLERS: Make this recipe as a side to a piece of chicken breast or meat fillet. Think of it as a side of mashed potatoes, but yummier! 


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