Green Chicken Quinoa Puree

2013-01-11
  • Yield : 2 cups
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 15m

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I made this recipe while I was cooking up a storm (aka making a HUGE mess) and filling up the freezer with more food for George.  So it all came together with a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  Turned out pretty yum, well George seemed to think so anyway, gobbling it all up.

Nutrition Note:  Quinoa is a grain that is very easily digested, giving it another reason why its great for babies and toddler

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 200 g chicken (breast, tenderloin or thigh)
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets, chopped
  • 1 leek, white part only, finely sliced
  • 2 small zuchhini, chopped
  • 3/4 cup water

Method

Step 1

Bring a small pot of water to the boil, add chicken, reduce heat and simmer for a few minutes or until chicken cooked through.

Step 2

While the chicken is cooking steam caulflower, leek and zucchini for approximately 5-8 minutes or until tender.

Step 3

Combine chicken, cauliflower, leek, zucchini with the quinoa and puree, slowly adding the water a little a time, until you have achieved your desired consistency.

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Melissa on May 11, 2013

    I found the recipe really bland. I had to add salt n pepper, herbs & some unsealed butter to try & give it some flavour.

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    • posted by Jess on May 11, 2013

      Hi Melissa,
      Thank you for your feedback. Herbs are a great way to add flavour to meals and I have made variations of this meal using herbs too. However, it is important to remember babies have very sensitive taste buds so while it may taste bland to you your baby may find it full of flavour. Also, in Australia and New Zealand salt is not allowed as an ingredient in packaged food for babies under 12 months so its important that you don’t add any salt to their home cooked meals either. You can read more about salt and babies here… http://onehandedcooks.com.au/why-babies-and-toddlers-dont-need-salt/. Thank you again for your feedback, we hope you have tried and enjoyed some other recipes on our blog. J x

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  2. posted by Steph on January 15, 2014

    Hi, this looks great but I’m just wondering if leek is tolerated well in little babies (7 months)? I don’t want to cause gas/discomfort in my LO! Thanks :)

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    • posted by Jess on January 20, 2014

      Hi Steph, yes leeks are usually well tolerated in babies as they are low in naturally occurring chemicals that are found in food. If you are at all concerned you could either omit or reduce the quantity. Enjoy, Jx

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