Baby Food Recipe - Carrots, Broccoli & Cheese
Vitamin C is water soluble so it is best to steam broccoli as boiling almost halves its vitamin C content. Boiled broccoli retains only about 35% vitamin C as opposed to 72% when it is steamed or microwaved.
Mashing rather than pureeing your baby’s food is a good way to gradually introduce more texture. Combining broccoli with creamy mashed potato and cheese is a great baby food recipe as it encourages babies to eat more greens. The relatively strong flavour of the broccoli is toned down by the creamy mashed potato. Broccoli is a true superfood, it is a great source of vitamin C and also contains betacarotene, folic acid, iron and potassium.
Put the potatoes and carrot into a saucepan, cover with boiling water and cook until tender (about 20 minutes).
Meanwhile, steam the broccoli for about 7 minutes until tender.
Alternatively add to the potatoes and carrot after about 12 minutes.
Drain the potato and carrot and mash together with the broccoli, milk, butter and cheese.