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Joey Eats Spinach

8 February 2017 / 4 Comments

Joey is eating more solids and purees these days and she’s been such a champ! One of her favorites lately is the spinach puree. We love that spinach is high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It’s so simple and easy to prepare!

First, I wash the spinach and place it in the steamer in a pot of boiling water and cover with a lid. Depending on the portion size, I leave it steaming for about 5-7 minutes or when the spinach is tender and still vibrant in color. Once it’s ready, I add the steamed spinach in a cup or jar (Tip: Use a tall jar to avoid splashing), and use my immersion blender to puree the greens.

I’ve mentioned this before on my Instagram Stories, but the immersion blender is awesome for making purees! I know there are awesome products that both steam and puree foods all in one machine but for me, I wanted minimal cleaning and easy storage so the immersion blender worked for us. I don’t always use the blender however when I’m only making a tiny portion. After steaming, the spinach is so easy to chop up with a knife so I do that sometimes when I’m not making a larger batch to freeze.

Once the spinach is cool, it’s time to eat!

We are blessed that Joey is such a good eater and enjoys each meal time. She was all smiles and giggles eating her spinach puree! I hope this post inspires you to try new foods and flavors with your little one!

Photos by: Sunny Kim

 

4 responses to “Joey Eats Spinach”

  1. Jennie says:

    Hi Laura, can you please tell me where did you get the steamer and spoon?! Thank you. I love your photos and Joey is adorable!!!!!!!!

    • lauraiz says:

      Hi! I got the steamer and spoon from amazon.com and the bibs are from Korea at a street stand selling all kinds of kids stuff. I’m afraid I don’t know the source. Sorry, wish I could be more of help!

  2. Marisa says:

    I’m amazed at how well she eats! That’s such a good thing for you, my Lil baby is a picky eater. But I keep trying because of watching how much jo eats, and the variety as well. Has she always been such a good eater since you started solids? Such a happy baby. Please keep posting on things you try with her. Foods, nap routines etc. It is very helpful I love it!

    • lauraiz says:

      Yea, we’re amazed at how well she eats. I thought she’d be over spinach by now but it’s still one of her favorites. I’ll try to blog more about foods we’re feeding and her nap routines. Thanks for asking!

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