• Boost your little ones' brain power with Broccoli
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• Broccoli provides a powerhouse of Vitamin C
• Calcium keeps baby’s gums and skin healthy
• Vitamin A supports precious eye health too
We have lots of ideas to help you include broccoli in your little one's diet. Please scroll down for more information.
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Introducing broccoli: Go for greens early - little ones need to learn to love the bitter taste.
Find ideas for introducing broccoli to each age group below.
Introducing broccoli at 6-9 months
Broccoli makes a nutritiously vibrant puree.
Steaming will help retain more nutrients.
Stirring cream cheese into a serving will add extra calories and fat to support growth.
Large broccoli florets steamed until soft provide a nutritious finger food for gumming on. Perfect for baby-led weaning.
Introducing broccoli at 9-12 months
Leave the stalk long enough to offer a good grip.
Your baby will enjoy the fluffy floret as it tickles their tongue.
The small soft buds break off to give a wonderful textural experience.
Florets with long stalks make superb dippers supporting self-feeding.
Offer broccoli puree as a dip enhanced with a herb to add a new taste experience for your little one.
Toss steamed broccoli in butter and pan-fried garlic before blitzing or add some herby cream cheese.
Scatter thumbnail sized pieces on your little one’s highchair tray to encourage pincer grip practice.
Introducing broccoli at 12-18 months
Broccoli Stalks are sweet and nutritious - slice lengthways and steam or boil until soft.
Roasted broccoli adds a firmer texture now your baby is older and provides a sweet nutty taste.
Add some interesting herbs or spices to broccoli to tickle your little one’s tastebuds – mild chilli or parmesan.
Offer chargrilled Tender stem broccoli for a more advanced textural experience!
Stir thumb-sized pieces of broccoli through pasta dishes or bake into savoury cheese muffin finger foods.