Looking for an incredibly delicious way to use spinach for baby led weaning? Look no further than these spinach bites for babies! The perfect finger food idea for babies 6 months+ who are baby led weaning or are ready for finger foods.
Baby led weaning spinach
Spinach is one of our favourite foods. Not only is it jam packed full of incredible nutrients that will look after your and your baby’s health, it’s really versatile too and can be used in so many different meals.
We love throwing spinach into pancake batter, using it to create healthy vegetarian burgers and adding it to curries and pasta dishes too.
Why choose spinach for baby led weaning?
- Contains insoluble fibre which may help to prevent constipation
- Packed full of Vitamin C for a healthy immune system
- A fantastic source of iron, something your baby needs to get from food sources after six months+
- Contains calcium – vital for bone and teeth health
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Spinach bites for babies
For the first six months of Felix’s weaning life, he tended to snack on bites, burgers, fingers and fritters as it was such an easy way of combining nutritious food in a way he could easily handle and eat it.
These spinach bites are no different. Easy for baby to hold, absolutely delicious and of course, they can be batch prepared and stored in the fridge/freezer.
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Egg free baby led weaning spinach bites
This recipe uses egg to bind the ingredients together, but I know many of my readers have babies with egg allergies.
You can create a ‘flaxegg’ by mixing 1 tbsp of flaxseed with 2.5 tbsp of water and leaving in the fridge for a few minutes to develop an egg like consistency.
I have tried to create a flaxegg in the past (and seen great success) although I have not tried it with this particular recipe.
What did Felix think of these spinach bites for babies?
Felix LOVES these spinach bites! Ever since I started making them for him as a baby, they’ve been a huge hit! Even now at four years old, they’re my go-to snack option in the mid-afternoon when those hunger pangs hit!
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What breadcrumbs do you use?
I either buy a packet of breadcrumbs from the supermarket or make my own using a food processor.
Simply toast a slice of bread and then whizz it up in the food processor until breadcrumbs are formed.
To make this recipe even easier, I use the grater attachment to grate the cheddar, add the toast then whizz using the knife blade.
What food processor do you use?
I use a 2 in 1 Kenwood Blender & Food Processor that makes batch cooking for baby super easy!
Not only can you make yummy smoothies for yourself, you can whizz up purees using the blender and then use the food processor to slice/grate a whole host of veggies and make yummy desserts too!
Let us know what you think of these baby led weaning spinach bites and if you give them a go, tell us in the comments below.
- 160g spinach
- 1 egg
- 30g cheese
- 3 tbsp breadcrumbs
- 1 tsp black pepper
- Fill a kettle and boil water and preheat oven to 200C (180 fan)
- Measure the spinach into a colander and when the kettle is boiled, pour the hot water over the spinach until wilted
- Rinse cold water over the top and then place the colander above the bowl and squeeze excess water out
- Finely chop the spinach using a sharp knife or scissors
- In another bowl, add spinach, breadcrumbs, grated cheese and egg
- Combine thoroughly
- Prep a baking tray with baking paper and use an ice cream scoop or table spoon to measure out the bites using your hands to roll them into a circular shape
- Bake on the top shelf in the oven for 20 minutes
- Leave to cool completely before servings to baby
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 40Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 66mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g
Author: Nicola Hughes
Nicola has weaned both of her boys using the baby led weaning method. She loves nothing better than creating simple recipes that anyone can recreate, using as few ingredients as possible. All of her recipes have been tried and tested by both Dexter and Felix and have their seal of approval!