4x Baby Food Recipes with Rhubarb


rhubarb baby food

If you are looking for easy and tasty baby food recipes that your baby will definitely enjoy, you’ve come to the right place!

In this article, we talk about introducing rhubarb to your baby’s diet and we give you some easy and tasty recipes for homemade baby food.

The recipes in this article:

Recipe 1 – Rhubarb and strawberries

Recipe 2 – Rhubarb and Greek yogurt

Recipe 3 – Rhubarb, apple, and oatmeal

Recipe 4 – Rhubarb, blueberries, and pear

When can a baby eat rhubarb?

According to HealthfullyOpens in a new tab., you can offer rhubarb to your baby once he or she is ready for solid foods. But there are some things to keep in mind.

Some believe rhubarb should not be offered to babies because they contain oxalates. While oxalates do occur in rhubarb, they also occur in spinach and strawberries. The highest amount, though, is found in the rhubarb leaves. Rhubarb leaves are poisonous when ingested in large amounts.

The opinions on the amounts of oxalates in the stalks differ. Some scientists say the amount of oxalates in the stalks is almost zero, others claim that growing conditions can cause the levels to increase to a dangerous level.

Keep in mind that rhubarb often is cooked with a lot of sugar. When you cook it for your baby, try to avoid adding a lot of sugar, but rather sweeten it by combining it with other fruits.

If you’re not sure about when to offer rhubarb to your baby, contact your pediatrician for advice. Or start with other fruits, like apple, pear, or banana.

How to cook rhubarb?

Cooking fresh rhubarb is not as difficult as it might seem. Just follow the steps below, or watch the video.

Step 1 – Clean the fresh rhubarb and remove the leaves.

Step 2 – Chop the stalks into 5 cm pieces.

Step 3 – Add the rhubarb to a saucepan and add a little bit of sugar.

Step 4 – Add a little bit of water, just to fill it up.

Step 5 – Put it on the stove for about ten minutes and let it cook down, covered with a lid.

Rhubarb and strawberries

An easy recipe and the strawberries will sweeten the taste of the rhubarb.

Ingredients:

  • 1 rhubarb stalk
  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • A little bit of sugar

Instructions:

Step 1 – Clean the fresh rhubarb and remove the leaves.

Step 2 – Chop the stalks into 5 cm pieces.

Step 3 – Add the rhubarb to a saucepan and add a little bit of sugar.

Step 4 – Add a little bit of water, just to fill it up.

Step 5 – Put it on the stove for about ten minutes and let it cook down, covered with a lid.

Step 6 – Rinse the strawberries and remove the crowns.

Step 7 – Mash the strawberries with a fork.

Step 8 – Add the strawberries to the rhubarb and mix them together.

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Rhubarb and Greek yogurt

A nice dessert recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml of greek yogurt
  • 1 stalk of rhubarb
  • Some sugar

Instructions:

Step 1 – Clean the fresh rhubarb and remove the leaves.

Step 2 – Chop the stalks into 5 cm pieces.

Step 3 – Add the rhubarb to a saucepan and add sugar.

Step 4 – Add a little bit of water, just to fill it up.

Step 5 – Put it on the stove for about ten minutes and let it cook down, covered with a lid.

Step 6 – Put the greek yogurt in a bowl and put the rhubarb on top.

Rhubarb, apple, and oatmeal

A sweet and nutritious breakfast recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 stalk of rhubarb
  • 1 tbsp of oats
  • 1 apple

Instructions:

Step 1 – Clean the fresh rhubarb and remove the leaves.

Step 2 – Chop the stalks into 5 cm pieces.

Step 3 – Add the rhubarb to a saucepan and add sugar.

Step 4 – Add a little bit of water, just to fill it up.

Step 5 – Put it on the stove for about ten minutes and let it cook down, covered with a lid.

Step 6 – Place the oats with water and a dash of salt in a saucepan and bring it to a boil.

Step 7 – Turn heat to low and simmer until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes.

Step 8 – Stir and let it stand for 2-3 minutes.

Step 9 – Peel the apple and remove the core.

Step 10 – Cut the apple into slices. You can cook it for a few minutes to make it taste sweeter.

Step 11 – Put all the ingredients together and mix them into a puree.

Rhubarb, blueberries, and pear

Fruity, tasty, and healthy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 stalk of rhubarb
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1 ripe and sweet pear

Instructions:

Step 1 – Clean the fresh rhubarb and remove the leaves.

Step 2 – Chop the stalks into 5 cm pieces.

Step 3 – Add the rhubarb to a saucepan and add sugar.

Step 4 – Add a little bit of water, just to fill it up.

Step 5 – Put it on the stove for about ten minutes and let it cook down, covered with a lid.

Step 6 – Rinse the blueberries.

Step 7 – Peel the pear and remove the core.

Step 8 – Cut the pear into pieces.

Step 9 – Put all the ingredients together and mix them into a puree, using a hand mixer. Or, when your baby is a bit older, mash them together using a fork.

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Are these recipes freezable?

All can also be refrigerated and make for good meal prep for the week! You should store your batch of baby meals in a refrigerator using an airtight container for up to a period of 72 hours.

You can freeze these baby food recipes into different portions by employing ice cubes or small food storage containers as the recipe can be prepared to make around 5-10 servings.

Which kitchen tools to use

In order to prepare these baby food recipes, you will need the following kitchen tools:

  • Blender or food processor
  • Knife, fork, and tablespoon
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Cutting board
  • Boiling pot
  • Food storage containers or an ice cube form

Nutritional benefits

Rhubarb is low in calories and contains vitamins and minerals. Rhubarb is high in fibers and in Vitamin K. It also contains a good amount of calcium, vitamin C, and potassium.  

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