Once you move beyond vegetables and fruit purees and into baby’s first foods, the real fun starts to happen. This is the time when introducing new flavors and textures can be exciting not only for you, but also for your baby.
Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wa) is a food that you might not automatically think about serving to your little one, but not only is it incredibly nutritious, it's also delicious. Quinoa has the most protein of any grain, has a soft texture (which is great on little gums), possesses a delicious nutty flavor, and I find that kids love to eat it. Mixing it with the banana (a flavor that your baby is likely already very familiar with), makes it very likely that your little one will really take to this recipe. And since it only takes 15 minutes to cook quinoa and it stays well in the refrigerator, it's a great food to keep around for you or your baby to snack on morning, noon or night!
Quinoa Banana Mash (Makes 2 Servings)
- 1/2 banana
- Pinch Cinnamon
- 3 Tbsp cooked quinoa
- 1 Tbsp Whole Milk Yogurt
Preparation1. Place all the banana in a bowl and mash.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.