Broccoli Cheese Carrot Baby Food Recipe

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BROCCOLI CHEESE CARROT BABY FOOD RECIPE: FACTS

BROCCOLI FACTS

Reduces Cancer

Eating broccoli just three times a month can help reduce the chance of developing cancer.

Nervous System
Broccoli contains a high amount of potassium, which helps maintain a healthy nervous system and optimal brain function. Potassium also aids in muscle growth and development.

Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an antioxidant necessary in fighting off free radicals, which can cause illness including cancer.  Vitamin C also improves immune system function.

Bone Health
Broccoli contains high levels of both calcium and vitamin K, which aid in bone growth and development.

Sun Damage
Broccoli is helpful in repairing skin damage due to glucoraphanin. This compound helps to remove the toxins from the skin and repair itself.

WHERE DO BABY CARROTS COME FROM?

Baby carrots are actually immature forms of carrots. Baby carrots are not cut from larger carrots, but are actually sold in the size they are matured to. These carrots are now grown on specialty farms and are different from “baby-cut-carrots”. Originally, the marketing farm had decided to call them “carettes”. According to Dole, a manufacturer of carrots, the baby form are sweeter and more tender.

BROCCOLI CHEESE CARROT BABY FOOD RECIPE: INGREDIENTS

1 small potato

1 medium sized carrot, or 6 baby carrots

3/4 cup of chopped broccoli

4 tbs of cheddar cheese

1 tbs of butter

4 tbs of breast milk or formula

BROCCOLI CHEESE CARROT BABY FOOD RECIPE: STEPS

  1. Steam the potatoes and carrots in a saucepan for about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the broccoli and steam for about another 8 minutes, or until all components are tender.
  3. Drain off the water. Keep veggies in the pan, removed from heat, and add butter.
  4. After butter is melted, add the cheese and breast milk/formula. Stir together.
  5. Puree the mixture by whatever method you wish to whatever consistency you desire.
  6. Allow the puree to cool, and serve.

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