Oatmeal with Parsnips and Blueberries #babyfood

One of our favorite vegetables is parsnips and at around 9 months, was something that Graeme really enjoyed. I would mix it with beef and broccoli, but I started wanting to figure out other ways to offer this nutritious, nutty vegetable to him and it dawned on me...breakfast!

This pairing is really amazing for babies. My guy is a bit of a tank, so adjust the amounts according to your own baby but you can introduce this around 7-8 months. It even makes a really hearty breakfast for toddlers and preschoolers!

3 tbsp oatmeal (cooked with a bit of water in the microwave)
3 cubes of pureed parsnips
2-3 tbsp frozen blueberries

Parsnips, when pureed, make a great substitution for apples when you are trying to transition to chunkier foods, like the whole frozen blueberries. For this recipe, I took the cubes of parsnips and frozen blueberries out of the fridge the night before and let them thaw in the fridge overnight. Then, the next morning, I added the freshly made oatmeal and he chowed down.

Parsnips are rich in fibre and potassium, as well as antioxidants, making them an excellent choice for baby food!