Cooking with Cat: Cheesy Spinach Quinoa
A delicious and healthy meal for your toddler.
This nutritious and easy recipe is perfect for toddlers transitioning into Stage 3, and it offers enough flavor for mom and dad to enjoy. This dish serves as a potent source of vitamins and nutrients that are needed for a balanced and healthy diet. Spinach is an excellent source of Calcium and Iron which are essential to our health. Calcium helps strengthen bones, and Iron is important for muscle protein. For more information on the necessary nutrients your baby needs, check out our Nutrient Chart.
This recipe will yield 6 servings.
Here is what you will need:
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 cup white (or yellow) quinoa, rinsed
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 4 cups chopped spinach
- 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic.
Add quinoa. Stir until quinoa is lightly toasted.
Pour broth into the pan and bring to a boil.
Cover and simmer for 25 minutes until quinoa is tender.
Note* A white “halo” around the quinoa grains is a sign that they are done cooking.
Chop spinach while the quinoa is cooking.
Turn off heat and add Parmesan cheese.
Stir until the spinach is wilted.
Serve warm and enjoy!
Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, reheating before serving.