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Homemade Baby Food: Broccoli Spinach Puree with Basil

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I made fancy homemade baby food! I know. I’m crazy, but it’s so much fun and the food tastes so much better than store-bought stuff. I’ve actually been making baby food since Ellie started eating solids a few months ago. We kept things pretty simple for a while, but not that she’s getting bigger we’ve decided to branch out.

Homemade Baby Food - Broccoli Spinach Basil Puree | ateaspoonofhappiness.com

I added basil to this broccoli spinach puree to give it a little extra flavor, and it turned out really great. In fact, Ellie loves it (much more than the zucchini with olive oil and cilantro that I made). She gobbled it up with a little bit of chicken puree the first time, and she’s already had it a few more times since I made it last week.

Homemade Baby Food - Broccoli Spinach Basil Puree | ateaspoonofhappiness.com

Homemade Baby Food - Broccoli Spinach Basil Puree | ateaspoonofhappiness.com

This recipe is definitely a keeper for us, and guess what. I cooked all the vegetables in the microwave. It’s so easy that I think I’ll be doubling it next time. The recipe below makes about 20 ounces, which for us is 5 meals if you serve it alone, 10 if you serve it with a protein or fruit.

 

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Broccoli Spinach Puree with Basil

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 20 ounces

Ingredients

  • 2 cups broccoli florets (about 1 small head of broccoli)
  • 2 packed cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and cubed into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 basil leaves
  • 1/2 – 1 cup unsalted chicken stock

Instructions

  1. In a large microwave container with a cover, steam broccoli, potatoes and spinach for 7 – 8 minutes – or until broccoli and potatoes are soft.
  2. In a food processor *affiliate link, puree the steamed vegetables with the basil, adding chicken stock as needed, until smooth.

Nutrition
  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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    neela manogar
    May 19, 2015 at 2:33 am

    It looks healthy and delicious dish.

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    Life Lately - A Teaspoon of Happiness
    July 12, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    […] Ellie has gotten so much bigger, too. Since we’ve been back she’s learned to sit up, crawl, stand and climb. She’s out of control – in a good way. She’s even been experimenting with walking when she has a little help. She’s eating 3 solid food meals a day, and she is starting to let us know when she doesn’t like something by very aggressively spitting it out. You can see one of her favorite baby food recipes here. […]

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    25 Homemade “Super Food” Baby Food Recipes
    July 16, 2016 at 12:25 am

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      Melissa Belanger
      May 8, 2017 at 9:47 am

      Thanks! I’ll look into it!

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    Life Lately - Simply Whisked
    April 24, 2018 at 9:14 am

    […] Ellie has gotten so much bigger, too. Since we’ve been back she’s learned to sit up, crawl, stand and climb. She’s out of control – in a good way. She’s even been experimenting with walking when she has a little help. She’s eating 3 solid food meals a day, and she is starting to let us know when she doesn’t like something by very aggressively spitting it out. You can see one of her favorite baby food recipes here. […]

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    Michelle
    June 7, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    What could I substitute for the potato? We don’t use potatoes at home.

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