Updated: Apr 6, 2020
A delicious and simple baby food recipe, that is packed with goodness. This is one of my go-to baby food recipes because it is quick and easy and I can always find the ingredients in the supermarket.
There are lots of different ways to prepare baby food. You can go old school and steam everything in pots and pans and then mash it up afterward, or put it in a blender. Or you can use a food processor if you already have one at home. I use the Béaba Babycook Néo to make all my baby food because it is very convenient and easy to use. I just have to prep everything, put it in the Babycook Néo and press a button. This allows me to do other things while it cooks,(such as blogging or tidying the house, rather than waiting around worried that water might boil over because I left it there for too long. (Which happened more times than I would like to admit when I am cooking for myself.)
So here is a video of my hassle-free baby food recipe using the Babycook.
1 handful of Spinach
1 egg (whole)
1 teaspoon of Olive Oil
Salt (from 12 months onwards)
Peel the potato and cut them into 1cm dice, and place them in the steam basket.
Wash the egg's shell, and place it the steam basket with the potatoes.
Place the steam basket in the Babycook and fill the water reservoir to Level 2. Press the "Steam" button to start
Remove stem from spinach and wash them thoroughly.
Squeeze the water from the leaves and set aside.
The Babycook will Beep after 10 minutes, to indicate it is cooked.
Removed the hard-boiled egg, and place it in iced water to cool. Once cooled, deshell, cut it into quarters, and smash a quarter of the egg and set aside.
Keeping the cooked potatoes in the steam basket, save the cooking water and set aside.
Fill the water reservoir again to level 1, add the spinach in the steam basket with the potatoes and cook again for 5 minutes
When the potato and spinach are cooked, set aside the cooking water.
Pour the cooked, potato, spinach and olive oil into the blender and blend to your desire texture. Add a bit of cooking water if the purée is too thick.
Serve topped with smash egg. Depending on your child's development, you can also blend the quarter egg with the other ingredients.
From 12 months, you can add a pinch of salt while cooking the potato.
Important note: Please test your little one for egg allergies before you try this recipe. If your little one is allergic to eggs, just leave the egg out.
Spinach is high in fiber, so this is a great recipe to make if your little one is feeling constipated. It also contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Folic Acid, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, and Calcium.
Eggs are an excellent source of high-quality protein and are loaded with nutrients and healthy fats. Because it is high in Choline, Lutein, and Zeaxanthin,it also helps to promote eyes and brain health and development.
Research shows it is beneficial to introduce eggs into your baby's diet after they turn 6 - 7 months. Introducing allergenic foods early on in your child's life may reduce allergy development later on in their life.
Potatoes contain antioxidants which help neutralize potential harmal molecules known as free radicals. It is also a great source of Protein, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Niacin, and Folate.
What do you think about this recipe? Would you like to try it for your little one? Please let me know what you think.
Sending your love & positive thoughts,