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Broccoli Puree

Ah, a classic.  Broccoli Puree – 4-6 Month Baby Food Recipe at CleanBabyFood will help introduce your precious little one to the wonderful world of vegetables.  Hopefully, with a little love and support from mommy and partner, this could develop into a live long vegetable love!

Ingredients for Broccoli Puree – 4-6 Month Baby Food:

1 (1 3/4-pound) bunch broccoli

Preparation:

1.  Cut broccoli stalk into 1-inch pieces; separate head into small florets. Place stalk and florets in a vegetable steamer. Steam, covered, 14 minutes or until very tender. Remove broccoli from steamer, reserving cooking liquid

2.  Place broccoli in a food processor; process until smooth, adding cooking liquid, 1 tablespoon at a time, to reach desired consistency. Strain using a sieve or food mill, if needed; discard solids

3.  Taste … to make sure this Clean Baby Food is good for your baby

4.  Serve!

Maintaining Nutrients:

You may notice that most of the purees call for steaming rather than boiling. That’s because the less water the vegetable or fruit comes in contact with, the more vitamins and minerals the food retains. Some nutrients still leach into the water when you steam, which is why we recommend saving and using the cooking liquid to help smooth and thin your purees.

Remember the reason that you are here, to nurture your new little life form that you have brought into this world.  Keep those reasons with you every day, even when life gets tough and brings you down.  Remember to give your precious little human a hug and a love every day!