As a parent, one of the biggest things I think we all struggle with is getting our children to love veggies. Fruit is sweet and so much easier for them to like but the vegetables are the ones many have the problems with.
It’s so important for them to have lots of vegetables in their diet so they grow up big and strong and so, sometimes, we have to sneak them in in any way we can (sneakily).
This veggie bread is really packed to the brim with good stuff and it tastes pretty yummy too. It’s soft, so really easy for little babies who are starting weaning. For older kids it can be cut into larger pieces, then filled with hummus. Add a little melted goat cheese and serve as a regular sambo for lunchboxes midweek.
If a super hero was going to eat bread, I bet this would be their bread of choice (that’s the line I give my kids). Full of green veggies, parsley (which is amazingly nutritious) spelt flour and eggs, this recipe makes 24 baby squares or serves two adults and two children.
What goes in…
2 Small carrots
Small bunch parsley
200g Spelt flour
1tsp Baking soda
How to make it…
- Preheat oven to 180ºC
- Add the spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, carrot and parsley to a food processor and pulse until they resemble breadcrumbs. (You may have to do this in batches if you have a tiny food processor)
- Pour all the ingredients into a large bowl then add the flour, baking soda, eggs and pepper and stir until they are totally combined.
- Turn onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for about 25 minutes or until it has set.
- Allow it to cool fully then flip over and peel off the paper. Cut into veggie sticks.
Aileen Cox Blundell is a mother of three who runs her own graphic and web design company. Aileen’s passion for healthy, nutritious and sugar-free foods led her to create her own recipes for her family at babyledfeeding.com. She is also an advocate of baby-led feeding, which allows babies and young children to take control of their eating by encouraging them to self-regulate and be more experimental with different types of food.