May 31, 2013

Greens for kids

Category: Baby Food

Spud has never been too fond of her greens, but the two types of greens which she does eat and would willingly snack on them are peas and boiled green soybeans or otherwise known as Edamame.

Source: Wiki

In fact, Spud prefers eating Edamame beans rather than peas at any given time.

Edamame beans are essentially a preparation of immature soybeans in a pod, and is a very popular dish most often found in Japanese restaurants. The pods are boiled or steamed and served with salt. 

These highly nutritious beans are rich in carbohydrates, protein, dietary fiber and micronutrients, particularly folates, manganese and Vitamin K. They make for a very healthy snack and even though I don’t like the taste that much (and neither do I like peas!), I am ever so glad that Spud loves it.

In fact, I am thankful that these beans have become sort of a safety blanket for us whenever we ran out of greens to feed her, and has saved us a lot of trouble as it has become one of the sure-fire food that would go down well with her.

I don’t know what is it with these beans or how she has come to like them so much or how long this beans-loving phase of her will last, but as long as she keeps eating them, I will keep on feeding her. Kudos to the beans!


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