I wanted to do a quick post on the Quinoa Cereal I have been feeding baby bug since I’ve had a few questions asked about it. He’s had some issues lately, requiring me to cut the rice cereal out of his diet, so we’ve switched over to this recipe instead.
Quinoa is a high protein, gluten free grain. It has a strong flavor, but it’s grown on me and I’ve been eating it for years now in place of couscous and tabbouleh in salads, hot cereals, and more. I’m really excited to have found an easy and fast way to prepare it so it is much more baby friendly than plain cooked quinoa.
I have been buying these Quinoa Flakes and grinding them in my food processor until it is about the consistency of sand. Then I cook it in small batches according the the package directions, about 90 seconds in boiling water. I make two days worth at a time and store it in the fridge, and then I add pureed fruit and some of his usual milk before serving. It is extremely easy, and I feel good knowing I’m giving my little guy something healthy, full of protein and fiber, and something that I hope he will continue to eat for a long time. He loves it!
Also in the baby food category, I’ve been cooking up a storm… lots of other fun purees this week. They should be posted tomorrow!