Cauliflower makes for an excellent first food for your baby! Simply steam until tender and then puree along with a pinch of your favorite spice or herb.
Typically, white foods don’t have much to offer in the way of vitamins and minerals, but this is not the case with cauliflower. Much like its cousin broccoli, cauliflower has tons of nutrients.
- It provides tons of vitamin C, which is needed for iron absorption and immune support.
- Contains choline, which is essential for your baby’s brain development.
- A good source of fiber to help keep your baby regular.
- High in antioxidants for cancer prevention
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 15 ounces
Age: 6+ months
- 2 cups cauliflower florets
- pinch of paprika (optional)
In a medium saucepan, bring 2″ of water to a boil over medium heat. Place the cauliflower into a steamer basket, cover, and cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Reserve steamer water. Let cool slightly.
Place the cooked cauliflower into a blender or food processor and add a pinch of paprika (or other preferred spice, if any). Turn on the blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes on medium. If the puree is too thick, add in 1/4 cup of reserved liquid at a time, until you achieve desired consistency.
Serve and enjoy, or store some for later.
Age: 6+ months
Yield: 15 ounces
Storage: you can store this puree in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 4 months.
Spices/Herbs: Adding spices to your baby’s foods is a great way to introduce more complex flavors at an early age. Some great spices and herbs to add to cooked cauliflower are a pinch of mild curry, garlic powder, and cumin or you can add in a pinch of chopped fresh parsley, chives, mint, and cilantro.