We love mashed potatoes, but if we’re being real, they can be a bit boring…so we’ve kicked things up a notch. Add leeks and red onion to the usual mashed potatoes and garlic et voila! You’ve got a more sophisticated puree that’s satisfying to baby’s tastebuds, and will have you licking the spoon!
- 2 cups potatoes, cubed
- 1/4 cup leeks (white parts only)
- 1/4 cup red onion
- 1 garlic clove
- Put all the ingredients in the steamer basket.
- Pour water into the tank (level 3).
- Start the cooking process.
- When the veggies are cooked, put them in the blending bowl, reserving the cooking liquid.
- Add the rest of the ingredients, along with some of the cooking liquid, to bring the purée to the desired consistency and blend.
As always, please check with your pediatrician before introducing new foods to your baby. "For most babies, it does not matter what the first solid foods are. By tradition, single-grain cereals are usually introduced first. However, there is no medical evidence that introducing solid foods in any particular order has an advantage for your baby. Although many pediatricians will recommend starting vegetables before fruits, there is no evidence that your baby will develop a dislike for vegetables if fruit is given first. " -American Academy of Pediatrics
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