This colorful breakfast helps to add more vegetables to your child’s diet in a convenient way by mixing in spinach with eggs.
Whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Well-beaten eggs are key in fluffy scrambled eggs. In a medium heat sauté pan, add butter and once it begins to melt, add spinach. Sauté quickly for 1 min and then add ham. Pour egg mixture on top. Let sit for one min before slightly agitating the eggs and tilt the pan to allow runny eggs to find the heat on the bottom of the pan. Gently repeat. Once eggs begin to set, remove from heat and allow the carry over heat to finish cooking the eggs. Serve with a slice of buttered toast and choice of jelly for happy toddler smiles at the breakfast table. This is a perfect size portion for mom and child to share or makes about 3 toddler servings.
Recipe Yields: 2-3 Servings
This recipe is best if served right away.
Spinach is one of the healthiest vegetables around. It is full of vitamins and nutrients.
Stage 1 + 2
Steam 2 cups of fresh spinach. Puree and serve to you little one. Alternative is to swirl
puree with fresh sweet potato puree or serve with a milk poached Dover Sole filet.
Recipe Yields: 2-3 Servings
Storage Time: 3 months in the freezer
Spinach is one of the healthiest vegetables. It is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, and contains many other vitamins and nutrients.
Cooking with Cat: Cheesy Spinach Quinoa
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:
Open up sandwich round or pita and spread pizza sauce onto both halves.
Put each of the cooked vegetables into small bowls. Have your child choose toppings from the bowls to build their favorite pizza.
Top each pizza with grated cheese.
Bake both pizzas on a cookie sheet at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 5-7 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Let cool and serve.
Recipe Yields: 2 Servings
Stage 3 + 4 + 5
Perfect for toddlers transitioning into Stage 3, and this dish offers enough flavor for mom and dad to enjoy too.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and quinoa to oil., stirring until quinoa is lightly toasted. Pour broth into the pan and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer until quinoa is tender, about 25 minutes. A white “halo” around the quinoa grains is a sign that they are done cooking. Remove from heat.
Fold in chopped spinach and parmesan cheese, stirring until spinach is wilted. Serve warm.
Recipe Yields: 6 Servings
Cover and store in the refrigerator.
Storage Time: 3 days in the refrigerator
This recipe is a great source of vitamins and nutrients that are needed for a balanced and healthy diet.
Beat 2 egg whites. Drain spinach and squeeze as much water out as possible. Put spinach into a mixing bowl. Add breadcrumbs and mix. Fold in 2 egg whites and mix until ingredients become dough-like. Pat dough on cutting board until flat. Cut into shapes of your choice. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.