Discover our delicious, easy, and healthy vegetable purees with peanuts and nuts for your Mini
Our recipes have been specially designed in collaboration with Happje to safely introduce allergens to your baby. Learn how to give your baby a tasty and nutritious start with peanuts, eggs, and nuts to prevent food allergies!
When can my baby start with vegetable purees?
You can start introducing solids at around 4 months. To make the transition from breast or bottle feeding smoother, begin with mild flavors.
What if my baby doesn't like the puree?
It's normal for your little one to adjust to new tastes. That's why it's essential to introduce single flavors gradually. Start with vegetables before moving on to fruits. Trying one type at a time is recommended. Don't be alarmed if your baby doesn't immediately like the taste; it can take up to 15 tries for a child before your baby likes a certain taste.
Which vegetables are suitable for your baby?
Soft and suitable vegetables for your baby include cauliflower, peas, broccoli, carrots, and pumpkin.
Homemade vegetable puree with peanuts or nuts
Below, you'll find instructions on making a broccoli puree, but subscribe to our newsletter or the Happje app for more inspiration.
Broccoli puree (from 4 months)
What you need:
- 50 grams of broccoli
- 1 scoop of Vini Mini Follow-up Kit or the last sachet of Vini Mini Starter Kit
- Hand blender or food processor
What to do:
- Cut the broccoli into florets.
- Cut the broccoli stalk into small pieces (it's packed with flavor and vitamins).
- Steam or cook (see tip!) the broccoli until it's soft.
- Puree it with a hand blender or food processor.
- Optionally, add 2 teaspoons of olive oil.
- Then add the packet or scoop of Vini Mini powder to one serving of the practice puree.
- If the puree is a bit too dry, you can add some of the cooking water, which is rich in vitamins.
Steaming or cooking for your baby?
Steaming is the best method for preparing your baby's puree as it retains the most vitamins and minerals and preserves the flavor best. Steam the vegetables until they're tender; the cooking time may vary depending on the vegetable type. For instance, broccoli takes about 5 minutes.
Is broccoli healthy for your baby?
Broccoli is highly nutritious for your baby because it:
- Contains lots of fiber
- Has anti-inflammatory properties
- Boosts immunity and strengthens bones
- Is rich in Vitamin A, zinc, and phosphorus
Introducing peanuts and nuts using the Rapley or Kleintjes Method
If you wish to introduce peanuts or nuts using the Rapley or Kleintjes method, you can puree a small amount of broccoli and add Vini Mini peanut or nut powder. Then, you can sprinkle the Vini Mini powder on the florets and serve this way. However, your baby should be +6 months in order to do so.