Tuesday, August 8, 2006
I have a hard time getting my two older kids — ages 10 and 8 — to try spinach in any form. Probably my fault because I didn’t push it when they were developing their tastes.
But, behold: I found a way to get my 9-month-old to eat spinach!
Either he was really hungry or he really liked it. Same result: The bowl was emptied.
Here’s my recipe:
— Cook couscous according to directions (your favorite flavor or brand, this time I used Hodgson Mill whole-wheat garlic and basil couscous with milled flaxseed and soy. It cooks in less time than it takes to say its name three times fast.)
— Put a couple of tablespoons full of couscous in a small bowl and add some warm chicken broth to make a soup. (I used Swanson Natural Goodness this time, but I also like the organic and free-range septic boxes at Trader Joe’s.)
— Now stir in a couple of spoonfuls of spinach and carrot pureed baby food (any organic or natural brand will do).
Voila! Delicious, nutritious soup for your tot!
Serve up the rest of the couscous as a sidedish for the family, but you may want to sprinkle on some Parmesan. It’s a bit bland without it.
Now if I could only find a spinach trick for the older kids …