Yes- KALE, KALE, KALE is not just for adults!  Kale is a great food for babies, toddlers and children!  I started both of my children on kale around 7 months of age.  They loved it then and still eat it (check out are SECRET success tips for great tasting and kid approved Kale Chips Recipe).

Kale and Carrot!
1 cube kale puree
1 teaspoon applesauce
1 tablespoon oat cereal
nutritional enhancer (recommend wheat germ and blackstrap molasses)
Kale, Yogurt and Banana
1 cube kale puree
1/2 very ripe banana mashed
2 tablespoons of plain whole fat yogurt
Kale in the Tropics!
1 cube kale puree
1/4 mashed ripe mashed banana
1 tablespoon mashed avocado
1 tablespoon oat cereal or freshly ground oatmeal
nutritional enhancer (recommend 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil)
Kale and Apples or Ricotta Cheese!
1 cube kale puree
1 tablespoon applesauce or an organic (low sodium) ricotta cheese.  I have found that organic Ricotta cheese actually has lower sodium content than cottage cheese per serving.
1 tablespoon oat or rice cereal
1 egg yolk
nutritional enhancer (wheat germ and flax oil)
****All of the recipes above can be mixed with breastmilk, formula, goat or cow’s milk to reach a consistency your baby is ready to eat.
For more great, fun and healthy baby food recipe ideas, please click here.  If you are interested in learning more about Baby Led Weaning and recipes, click here.  Also, the introduction of veggies and fruit start at a young age and is not necessarily with a spoon, tongue and mouth.  Let your kids play with the produce as you make their food- read Infant Meet Veggie; Veggie Meet Infant.
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About the author: Clancy Cash Harrison MS, RD, LDN


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  3. How do you make kale purée cube? Cook kale or uncooked. I find cooked has a very strong flavor. Thanks


    • Clancy Cash Harrison MS, RD, LDN

      I always cooked mine for a couple minutes to make sure it was better digested for young tummies and used the cooking water to puree. You can always pair with a sweeter food to help with the strong taste- applesauce and banana make a great combination. Thank you for your comment.


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