Kale is a super duper green and can be fed to baby, cooked, at 9 months old. Raw kale should not be fed before your baby is 10 months old. You already know that kale is crazy-good for you and your baby. Here’s why: It has phytonutrients, crazy amounts of vitamin K, fiber, iron, and calcium. “Phytonutrients are certain organic components of plants, and these components are thought to promote human health. Fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts and teas are rich sources of phytonutrients.”
Kale has a very strong flavor, though, so add a cube to super porridge or mix with banana to make it deliciously palatable for baby!
- swish Kale leaves in a sink full of cold water
- remove the stems –I go into a detailed method for removing the stems that is detailed (and entertaining) on p. 195.
- Chop into bite sized pieces
- Steam the kale leaves or sauté in 1/2 cup boiling water in a large shallow pan. (a frying pan)
- Stir just until kale leaves turn bright green.
- Remove from pan and place in blender (blend in the water from the leaves)
- Puree and freeze using the Food Cube Method for up to 2 months.
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