Baby food: Vegetable Quinoa Baby food: Vegetable Quinoa

Baby food: Vegetable Quinoa 150 Image by: Baby food: Vegetable Quinoa 150 Author: Canadian Living

(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.

  • Portion size 500 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: March 2009

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sodium-reduced vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup shredded zucchini
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil

Method

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 facts Per 1 tbsp (15 mL) : about

  • Sodium 2 mg
  • Protein trace
  • Calories 13.0
  • Total fat trace
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 2 g

%RDI

  • Iron 2.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 1.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 0.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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