Baby Food Recipes with Celery

baby food recipes with celery

Celery is more nutritious and there is nothing to worry about the softness that the celery might have so that your baby can consume it without effort. Baby food recipes with celery will change the flavor and consistency of food for your infant and make them palatable.

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

The recipes in this article:

Recipe 1 – Celery and sweet potato
Recipe 2 – Celery and spinach
Recipe 3 – Celery, peas, and mint
Recipe 4 – Celery, beef, and potato

When can a baby eat celery?

At once your baby attains the age of 8 months, you may feed food recipes with celery. That’s because these recipes will take a process to digest and infants less than 8 months of age will have trouble after consuming them. Although some parents say you should not give celery to your baby before they are at least 1 year old. 

As babies don’t have teeth, you have to make them ready for consuming. While doing so you might notice that the procedure isn’t as easy when you try it on a blender. That being said, the most probable solution seems to be boiling the vegetable to make it soft.

How to introduce food recipes with celery to your baby?

Food made with celery should be offered a few spoonfuls every day, and most suitable would be to introduce a variety of foods mixed with celery to your baby.

Having a variety would help you to understand things like your baby’s allergic reactions if there is any, or attraction towards the new recipes. Introduce your baby with different recipes of celery for exposing them to various foods, so that they can get new taste every time.

Spoon-feed your baby with the different recipes of celery from a bowl by holding the baby upright on your lap. Your baby will swallow the foods much easier and there will be no choking hazard. Strictly avoid feeding them food with celery from the bottle to your baby.

 

Recipe 1 – Celery and sweet potato (8 months+)

This easy recipe is perfect for introducing celery to your baby.

Ingredients:

  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 cup of water
  • A pinch or a small quantity of Italian Seasoning

Step 1 – Peel the sweet potato and chop it into cubes.

Step 2 – Cook the sweet potato for about 10 minutes, until soft.

Step 3 – Clean the celery stalk and cut it into pieces.

Step 4 – Put all the ingredients to a blender and mix them into a nice puree. Add the water little by little to avoid the puree from getting runny.

 

Recipe 2 – Celery and spinach (age 8 months+)

This recipe is all about your baby’s health! A small bomb of vitamins and minerals.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of spinach leaves
  • 1 celery stalk
  • a little bit of water, coconut water or formula

Step 1 – Wash the spinach leaves and steam them for a few minutes.

Step 2 – Clean the celery stalk and chop it into pieces.

Step 3 – Add all the ingredients to a blender or magic bullet en mix them into a smooth puree.

 

Recipe 3 – Celery, peas, and mint (9-12 months+)

You can also make this recipe without the mint. You can then give it to a baby aged 6 months and older.

Ingredients:

  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 cup of frozen green peas
  • 1 tablespoon of virgin olive oil
  • 2 to 4 leaves of fresh mint

Step 1 – Clean the celery stalk and cut it into pieces.

Step 2 – Add the frozen peas to a saucepan of boiling water. Let the peas cook for a few minutes until they are soft and can easily be mashed.

Step 3 – Mix all the ingredients into a smooth puree using a blender or hand mixer.

 

Recipe 4 – Celery, beef, and potato (8-10 months+)

A nice and fresh dinner recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 celery stalk
  • 2.2 oz of minced beef (65 grams)
  • 1 potato
  • a knob of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of single cream

Step 1 – Clean the celery stalk and cut it into pieces.

Step 2 – Peel the potato en chop it into 2-4 pieces.

Step 3 – Cook the potato for about 10-15 minutes in a saucepan with boiling water and a pinch of salt.

Step 4 – Cook the minced beef in another saucepan with boiling water. Make sure there is no pink spot left.

Step 5 – Mix all the ingredients into a smooth puree, using a blender or magic bullet.

Serve this dish hot or pour the puree into an ice cube form or small food storage containers to store or freeze it.

 

Nutritional benefits of celery for your baby

The nutritional benefits of celery mixed with other foods will include a sufficient amount of minerals, vitamins, rice supply of antioxidants, improves digestion, and strengthens the immune system of your baby. The juices from celery are effective for your baby’s nerve cells and keep your baby safe from respiratory conditions such as common cold, flu, etc.