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How to give spinach for a 12 month old?
« on: March 27, 2006, 21:59:02 PM »
I know spinach is super healthy for lo's but I am unsure how to give it to my DS.  I know the frozen chopped spinach is fairly mushy and maybe I could feed it to him that way as a finger food??  Any ideas?  Does anyone do fresh spinach? 

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Re: How to give spinach for a 12 month old?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2006, 23:20:39 PM »
My guys are 8 mo therefore I'm still pureeing spinach for them but how about this recipe I found...maybe you could just chop it all when it's finished cooking for a more toddler-appropriate texture?:


Pears and Spinach

    * 3/4 pound fresh spinach, thoroughly rinsed and stems/thick veins removed
    * 2 ripe pears

    * steam together for 6 minutes
    * yields 1 1/2 cups
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Re: How to give spinach for a 12 month old?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2006, 23:21:08 PM »
i add spinach to cheese sauce and pour it over pasta.

I find that adding any veg to cheese sauce and over pasta is my way of getting extra veg into DS if I feel he hasn't had enough veg.

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Re: How to give spinach for a 12 month old?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2006, 00:32:01 AM »
You could just steam the spinach and puree to the consistancy your bubs likes.
I just buy the frozen spinach and use that as it is already a good consistancy for my DD.

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Re: How to give spinach for a 12 month old?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2006, 10:49:29 AM »
A have a recipe called 'popeye' pasta, very similar to the one Alex posted.
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Re: How to give spinach for a 12 month old?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2006, 15:21:40 PM »
Thanks for all the suggestions, especially the pear and spinach combo.  That will be interesting to try!  I think I'll just try some frozen, chopped spinach (defrosted of course) and see how it goes.  I like the idea of mixing it with cheese sauce, too. 

Does anyone do fresh spinach?  How old can you do that?

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Re: How to give spinach for a 12 month old?
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2006, 01:02:02 AM »
Hi Suzanne,

I do fresh spinach.  I've been doing it since just over 7 months.  My "Super Baby Food" book says to introduce at 9 months but I hadn't read that part yet when I decided to give it a go!  My DD LOVES spinach.   :o  Just a warning....when it comes out the other end, it looks EXACTLY like when it went in, LOL!!!  I actually took a photo of the dirty diaper and sent it to my husband at work to show him how delicious it looked!!!  Eeew, gross!!

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