Tested till perfect Baby food: Vegetable Quinoa

Baby food: Vegetable Quinoa

(7 months +)
The mild and gentle tastes of grains make them an excellent choice for getting Baby off to a healthy start. If your baby has not been exposed to any textured foods, this is a great introduction. However, if he or she prefers smoother consistencies, simply put some in a blender or food processor with a little extra liquid. The nutritional value is the same and the texture will be easier for him or her to eat.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: March 2009

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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  • Portion size 2 cups (500 mL)


  • 1 cup 1cupsodium-reduced vegetable broth or water
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupquinoa
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupshredded carrotcarrots
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupfinely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupshredded zucchinizucchinis
  • 2 tsp 2tspcanola oil
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In saucepan, bring broth to boil over medium-high heat. Stir in quinoa, carrot and celery; return to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until no liquid remains, about 15 minutes.

Remove from heat. Stir in zucchini; cover and let stand until quinoa and vegetables are softened, about 10 minutes.

Drizzle with oil; fluff with fork. Serve warm or at room temperature. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 days.)

Nutritional Information Per 1 tbsp (15 mL) : about

cal 13 pro 0 total fat 0 sat. fat 0g
carb 2g fibre 0 chol 0mg sodium 2mg

% RDI:

iron 2 vit A 3 folate 1
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