Parsnip and Spinach Puree

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Parsnip and spinach puree - weaning recipe for baby

Parsnip is a great first food for baby. It’s creamy like potato but can feel a little lighter and it has a natural sweetness to it too. Spinach on the other hand is packed full of iron, calcium and vitamins too.
 
Combine the two to make a puree that’s creamy and nutritious. A tasty little first meal for baby.

Summary

Prep: 5 minutes
Steaming: 20 minutes
Ages: 6-10 months
Difficulty: Easy peasy
Makes: 2 small bowls

How do I make parsnip and spinach puree?

Peel and chop the parsnip and add it to a steamer with some washed spinach leaves.

Then steam for 20 minutes or until the parsnip pieces are soft all the way through.

Empty the pieces into a blender and add either a little water or some of baby’s milk to make it extra creamy.

If baby has tried dairy you could even add some cow’s milk too.

Add as much as you need to to get the right consistency for you and blend until smooth.

Parsnip and Spinach Puree

Ingredients

  • 1 parsnip (about 100 grams) peeled and chopped
  • 1 handful fresh spinach leaves (about 20 grams) washed
  • Milk or water

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop your parsnip and wash the spinach leaves.
  2. Place in a steamer together for 20 minutes until all the pieces are soft and cooked through.
  3. Add them to a blender together with some milk (either regular cow’s milk or baby’s usual milk) or with some water, whichever you prefer.
  4. Blend until smooth. Add a little more water or milk if needed to achieve desired consistency.

Parsnip and Spinach Puree

Step by Step Guide

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Parsnip and spinach puree - weaning recipe for baby
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Prepare the ingredients

Wash the spinach leaves and add to a steamer with the peeled and chopped parsnip chunks.

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Parsnip and spinach puree - weaning recipe for baby
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Steam the parsnip and spinach

Steam for 15-20 minutes, or until the parsnip pieces are completely cooked through and soft.

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Parsnip and spinach puree - weaning recipe for baby
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Blend with milk or water

Add the cooked ingredients to a blender.

Here you can add either a little water, or some milk.

The milk could be baby’s usual milk (expressed breastmilk or formula) or cow’s milk. It can make this puree extra creamy but water works well too if you prefer.

Blend until smooth.

If you need to you can add more milk or water to make it runnier until you get to the right consistency.

 

Parsnip and spinach puree - weaning recipe for baby

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Parsnip and Spinach Puree

Combine two nutritious ingredients with this parsnip and spinach puree to make a baby meal that’s creamy and nutritious. Great for first meals and weaning recipes.
Course weaning recipe
Cuisine British
Keyword parsnip and spinach puree, parsnip puree for baby, weaning recipe for baby
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 small bowls
Author Mas & Pas

Ingredients

  • 1 medium parsnip (about 100 grams) peeled and chopped
  • 1 handful fresh spinach leaves (about 20 grams) washed
  • Milk or water

Instructions

  • Peel and chop your parsnip and wash the spinach leaves.
  • Place in a steamer together for 20 minutes until all the pieces are soft and cooked through.
  • Add them to a blender together with some milk (either regular cow’s milk or baby’s usual milk) or with some water, whichever you prefer.
  • Blend until smooth. Add a little more water or milk if needed to achieve desired consistency.

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