Now that your baby is above the age of eight months, try this wholesome Spinach Paneer Purée. The addition of spinach provides iron, while delicious paneer provides calcium for the healthy growth of your baby’s bones.

The apt combination of ingredients gives a very appealing taste, even without the need for salt or sugar, and an attractive colour too.

At this stage, you should start experimenting with foods that are vibrantly coloured, such as foods using spinach, beetroot, carrots, etc., so that the baby finds it visually appealing and becomes naturally curious to try tasting it.

This natural attraction to foods, will make meal times more fun rather than having to force food down your baby’s throat!

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Makes 0.5 cup

Ingredients

1/2 cup chopped and blanched spinach (palak)
1 tbsp crumbled paneer (cottage cheese)
1 tbsp curds (dahi) , preferably made from cow’s milk

Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mixer and blend into a smooth purée.
  2. Spinach Paneer Purée is ready. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Value

Value per cup % Daily Values
Energy 138 cal 7%
Protein 7.4 g 13%
Carbohydrates 8 g 3%
Fiber 4.2 g 17%
Fat 7.7 g 12%
Cholesterol 4.8 mg 1%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A 9607.2 mcg 200%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 0.1 mg 10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.5 mg 45%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 0.9 mg 7%
Vitamin C 48.5 mg 121%
Vitamin E 3.4 mg 23%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) 210.8 mcg 105%
MINERALS
Calcium 327.3 mg 55%
Iron 4.7 mg 22%
Magnesium 114.5 mg 33%
Phosphorus 130.1 mg 22%
Sodium 105.8 mg 6%
Potassium 377.2 mg 8%
Zinc 0.5 mg 5%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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