My daughter loves picking out fun fruits and vegetables to try. Right before my son turned six months old, she picked out some purple cauliflower. Because I prefer to make my own homemade baby food, I set aside some of the cauliflower to turn into food for my new little eater.
Cauliflower including purple cauliflower is very low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Although high in natural sugars, the vegetable is a good source of protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, and phosphorus and is a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium, and manganese.
To make my homemade baby food, I started with a head of purple cauliflower and some fluoride-free baby water. I washed and cut the cauliflower into small chunks and then combined the chunks with some water in a glass bowl. I then cooked the cauliflower to tenderness in the microwave. (You can also use the stove, but I prefer the ease and quickness of the microwave.)
After allowing the cooked cauliflowers to cool slightly, I spooned the veggies into my Baby Bullet and poured in some additional water. I then blended the mixture into a thin puree. (For older babies, use less water to create a thicker mash.) Once puréed, I spooned the purple cauliflower into ice cube trays for easier freezing. After the puree froze, I moved the frozen cubes into freezer safe baggies for easier storage. Now as my son needs baby food, I simply thaw a few cubes of frozen purple cauliflower puree in the refrigerator or microwave.
Does your baby like cauliflower? Do you make your own baby food? Have you ever tried purple cauliflower?
Baby Food Recipes: Purple Cauliflower © 2015 Heather Johnson
Baby Water and Purple Cauliflower © 2015 Heather Johnson
Chopping the Purple Cauliflower © 2015 Heather Johnson
Raw Purple Cauliflower © 2015 Heather Johnson
Cooked Purple Cauliflower © 2015 Heather Johnson
Homemade Purple Cauliflower Baby Food in Ice Cube Tray © 2015 Heather Johnson