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Quinoa & Sweet Potato Baby Led Weaning Patties

Quinoa and sweet potato patties for Baby Led Weaning
Quinoa and sweet potato patties for Baby Led Weaning

Quinoa Baby Led Weaning Recipe

Quinoa patties are fantastic for baby led weaning for several reasons.

➡️Firstly, they are soft and easy for babies to pick up and hold, making them an excellent finger food choice.

➡️Secondly, quinoa is a highly nutritious grain that provides essential vitamins, minerals, and protein, which are important for a growing baby.

➡️Thirdly, quinoa is gluten-free, making it suitable for babies with gluten sensitivities or allergies. Additionally, quinoa patties can be customized with various ingredients such as vegetables and herbs, introducing a range of flavors and textures to expand your baby’s palate.

➡️Lastly, these patties can be batch prepared and stored, allowing for convenient and quick mealtime solutions.

🌟Overall, quinoa patties offer a nutritious, versatile, and baby-friendly option for introducing solid foods during the baby led weaning journey.

Wondering which quinoa to choose?

Did you know that quinoa is a superfood packed with special chemicals that are good for your body? One study found that there are more than 23 different types of these chemicals, called phenols and flavonoids, in red, white, and black quinoa. But guess what? The red and black quinoa have even more of these helpful chemicals than the white quinoa. The reason for this is because they have a deeper color, thanks to a special plant pigment called betacyanin. Betacyanin is a super powerful antioxidant that gives red and purple plants their beautiful colors.

All that to say, if you enjoy the taste of white quinoa more, go for it because the more enjoyable your food is, the more benefit you receive from the nutrients in it. A pleasureful experienced is better than a negative one.

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Quinoa & Sweet Potato Baby Led Weaning Patties

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Yummy sweet potato and quinoa patties for baby led weaning are a great choice for lunch or dinner! These veggie burgers are just right for little hands and can be made in advance to save you lots of time!

  • Author: Beth Ferguson

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup (100) grams dried quinoa
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/21 whole sweet potato, cooked
  • olive oil

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop your sweet potato and then roast in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until soft. (you can also pierce it with a fork (without peeling) and put it in the microwave for 5-6 minutes if you are short on time and scoop out the flesh)
  2. Meanwhile add 1/2 cup (100 grams) of quinoa to a pan (you could double or triple this if you are also making a quinoa recipe for yourself so you can have quinoa with baby like quinoa bowls), add boiling water and cook according to pack instructions (usually 15 mins on the hob or until water is drained)
  3. Once everything is cooked, add it to a bowl with 2 eggs and any herbs and spices you’d like to use. I like to add turmeric, garlic powder and black pepper.
  4. Combine thoroughly until fully mixed.
  5. Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan on low to medium heat. Once the pan is hot, spoon the mixture into the pan using a tablespoon. You should be able to fit 3-4 patties in the frying pan. Push the mixture down with the bottom of the spoon so it flattens slightly.
  6. After frying for 2-3 minutes, the patties will be ready to be flipped. Carefully do this with your tablespoon or a spatula. Cook for a further 2-3 minutes on the other side before transferring the patties to a plate.
  7. Continue with the rest of the mixture until it’s all gone. This recipe should create around 8 patties in total.
  8. Ensure the patties are fully cooled before serving to your baby.
  9. Cut into strips for babies 6-9ish months old and pieces for babies 9months+.

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