Thursday, October 22, 2009

Spinach Puree For Toddlers

Cooked spinach is an excellent source of iron, a mineral that it particularly important for menstruating women, who are more at risk for iron deficiency. Boosting iron stores with spinach is a good idea, especially because, in comparison to red meat, a well-known source of iron, spinach provides iron for a lot less calories and is totally fat-free. Iron is an integral component of hemoglobin, which transports oxygen from the lungs to all body cells, and is also part of key enzyme systems for energy production and metabolism. And, if you're pregnant or lactating, your needs for iron increase. Growing children and adolescents also have increased needs for iron. In one cup of boiled spinach, you'll be provided with 35.7% of the daily value for iron.

So while spinach probably won't make you super strong the minute you eat it, as it did for Popeye, it will promote your health and vitality in many other ways. It seems like Popeye was pretty smart after all.Choose spinach that has vibrant deep green leaves and stems with no signs of yellowing. The leaves should look fresh and tender, and not be wilted or bruised. Avoid those that have a slimy coating as this is an indication of decay.

Store fresh spinach loosely packed in a plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper where it will keep fresh for about five days. Do not wash it before storing as the moisture will cause it to spoil. Avoid storing cooked spinach as it will not keep very well.

Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, vitamin C, vitamin B2, calcium, potassium, and vitamin B6. It is a very good source of dietary fiber, copper, protein, phosphorus, zinc and vitamin E. In addition, it is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, niacin and selenium.Feeding infants and toddlers is quite a hard task and this spinach puree is one among those healthy dish which is rich in nutrients and suits perfectly for toddlers and infants from 6months to 12 months..

1no Potato(big)
1cup Spinach (chopped)
pinch Salt
1/4tsp Butter

Chop the potatoes as tiny cubes, cook this potato chunks with water in a pan, when this potato chunks are half cooked add the chopped spinach and cook in simmer..blend this cooked spinach and potatoes with pinch of salt and butter..

Feed this puree to toddlers with a tablespoon of finely chopped any sort of meats, this puree suits prefectly for toddlers from 6 months to 12 months..


Uma said... Reply To This Comment

simple, healthy and delicious :)

chakhlere said... Reply To This Comment

Thats healthy and nutritious!!

I also made spinach veg today!!

Sangeetha Subhash said... Reply To This Comment

Comforting, healthy and yum.look so colorful and delicious dear.

rv said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful post Priya, it is loaded with lots of information and nutrients(the recipe). I loved the reading.. Thanks for sending the healthy recipe..

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

My kid eats kootu,but puree not much,can try combining with aloo :)

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

So healthy and simple recipe..

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and easy puree! Nice information!

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

A healthy one for sure...

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

That is an good entry !

shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Really a nutricious one for toddlers and easy to eat

Neha said... Reply To This Comment

Simple n healthy recipe...

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

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Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

healthy puree Priya.Perfect not just fortoddlers but everybody

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Simple & healthy one.

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Simple and healthy, looks yumm.

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