I made some more peas over the weekend and Abigail ate her way through them in half a day – it was amazing (I even bulked them up with oatmeal and it didn’t slow her down whatsoever). So once the peas had been demolished, I realized I needed to make something new. After searching through my nearly empty refrigerator (note to self: go to the grocery store today), I quickly came to learn that I only had one option.
I love spinach. 7x7xDaddy loves spinach. Popeye loves spinach. So Abby should like spinach, right? We’ll see…for now, let’s focus on the preparation of Spinach Puree:
Step 1: Grab some Spinach from the store…
Step 2: Thoroughly rinse the spinach and pick out any damaged (ie – totally disgusting looking) leaves
Step 3: Whip out your handy dandy steamer basket and steam spinach until the leaves shrink and appear wilted (I think I overdid this part – whoops!)
Step 4: Drain and puree spinach in blender (or Magic Bullet!)
Step 5: Tell your little one it’s going to taste amazing (even if they don’t look all that convinced)…
Stay tuned for Part 2: Testing (there are some amazing photos)
Here are some resources for you if you’d like to learn more about Starting Solids:
- Starting Solids (General Guidelines)
- PDF: Sample Schedule for Starting Solids
- Storing Baby Food (using ice cube trays)
Have fun and as always, let me know if you have any questions!