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Which veggies?

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    Which veggies?

    I have been through most of the fruits - papaya, banana, apple, pear as well as avocado, sweet potato and carrots. Baby didn't like squash. Have a feeling he has now developed a taste for sweet things so want to start him on veggies. Was plannin on spinach but I read something about nitrate poisoning and tha's freaked me out.

    What were the first vegetables you introduced? My baby is 6mos old and he's been on solids for around a fortnight.

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    hello usfret - For veggies we started the little one on peas, green beans, carrots, sweet potatoes, and a mix with peas, carrots,and potatoes. We started the veggies first and then introduced all the fruit after veggies. I tried spinach before but bb didn't like it at all...

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    Hi Jubee,

    Thanks for the reply. How did you cook the green beans? I'm already giving him sweet potatoes and potatoes (steamed and mashed) I guess the peas could be cooked in the same way. I only founf frozen peas in the super market. Was hoping to find fresh green peas (in pod) which I could shell myself. Not a big fan of frozen foods. I did see some green peas in PnS but they are too soft and tender. I'll try spinach. Did you give baby spinach in mushy or soupy form?

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    i also introduced spinach as the first green veg. it has a funny taste, so i pureed blanched ones with carrots, and was successful. but mind you, never eat spinach with tofu, i heard there will be some kind of chemical reaction in the tummy.

    but i noticed that my bub likes lettuce better than spinach.

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    thanks Joanna,

    do you just run the spinach thru the blender?

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    i think i gave her pureed broccoli and asparagus.

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    hi,

    Frozen vegetables can be better than fresh because they are picked at their peak of goodness and then frozen in a very quck way.

    My now 10 month old started eating all the orange vegs first - carrots, squash, etc - all sweet but had no problems eating asparagus, spinach, broccoli. I also gave banana and avocado from the beginning.

    When i started, i would steam everything individually and puree. From about 6.5 - 7 months, i started following some annabel karmel recipes - she mixes different veggies and some recipes have meat as well and touch-wood, so far she pretty much eats everything i've made.

    i was also afraid to make carrots at home as i also read about nitrates. Really, it's a bit crazy - between worrying about nitrates and now spinach from the US with e. coli to China veggies and their pesticides - i wonder if anything is really safe.

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    have you taken a look at Annabel Karmel's books (or website)?, or Gina Ford has some good tips for solids too.

    my LO loved parsnip in those early days.

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