9 months baby food
If there's one vegetable that makes us shudder when we recall it from our childhoods, it's cauliflower! You may wish to delay its introduction past the 6 months stage - maybe until around 8 months or older - particularly if your little one has a sensitive tummy ( cause gas). It contains lots of vitamin C, is high in fibre and is a good source of folates and B vitamins. It also contains some calcium, but not so much in the curd as in the green leaves.
Cauliflower is rich in anti-oxidants called phytonutrients, which help protect our bodies from serious diseases like cancer and help support a healthy heart.
How to prepare cauliflower for your baby
Simply strip off the green leaves and cut the florets away from the base, just above the stem. Then, give them a thorough wash under running water.
You can then divide the curd into smaller florets - it's best to try to keep them all the same size, so they cook at the same time. Leave them to sit for a few minutes after cutting - this is believed to help the health-promoting phytonutrients in the vegetable to develop.
Gourmet Cauliflower Puree:
milk (breast milk or formula if you prefer)
Simmer evenly cut cauliflower florets in the milk until fork tender.
Drain (reserving the milk) then transfer to a food processor.
Blend to a puree with a drizzle of olive oil, adding some of the reserved milk to thin if necessary.
Finally, stir in finely chopped fresh chives.