Broccoli and Orange Puree

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Some days I just wanna say yuck to broccoli. Then there are some days that I crave it. Well, my bouncing, bubbly, and very active toddler actually craves it. Looking back, I think I know why she craves that little green vegetable. And it begins with a little fib my husband and I told her.

We are in the potty training phase with our daughter. As she sits on her tiny pink potty she might have a good “productive” day or an eye watering kinda “disappointment” day. Well, we told her if she eats her broccoli it will help her not struggle when she goes potty. The next day she requested broccoli and devoured the whole plate. And it helped her because broccoli is packed with 5.1 grams of fiber per cup. You know you are a great parent when you hear your kid tell the waiter at a restaurant – at the top of her lungs – that she would like broccoli because “it will help me go potty!” “Great. Thank you,” I told her with a chuckle.

When we started out with her first foods, I started pureeing broccoli around the 9-10 month mark. As a first food for babies, it might not be the best option because it can cause gas. It’s also hard to break down in a baby’s tummy. Some moms will even avoid eating broccoli while nursing, to cut down on a gassy infant. What you eat does get passed though your body to your nursing baby. So, I tried waiting to introduce her to broccoli around 9 months.

I added some oranges to the puree for sweetness. They say to wait till 1 year before introducing acidic foods because they might develop a rash. Just keep an eye on it if when making this recipe and know that your child isn’t allergic first. With every new food, try to feed it to them only for 3 days. If there is no rash or allergies, then your baby should be fine.

Broccoli and Orange Puree

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup broccoli
  • 1-2 oranges (segmented)
  • 1-2 tbs water

Instructions

  1. Peel the orange and segment the orange.
  2. Using the Baby Bullet Steamer, place the broccoli in the steamer and set on setting 4 till tender.
  3. Then in the Baby Bullet, add all of the ingredients and blend till smooth.
  4. Add 1-2 tbs of water or breast milk to make the puree a more smooth consistency.

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About Anna O'Steen

I'm a Lady who loves to bake sweet treats like cakes, pies, bars, and desserts. I also love to cook savory foods and share my experiences with people so they can have the same enjoyment that I get from cooking.
With my YouTube show lovelyladycakes, I get my creative side out and help others, too.

Recently, a new mom to a beautiful girl, and making her organic food.
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