10 g chicken breast
Leek whites 80g
1 knob of butter
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Cut the green leek and remove the hairy part. Cut the white part in four then in lengths of 1 cm.
Soak a few minutes in fresh water and rinse well.
Peel the potato, wash and cut into small cubes of 1 cm.
Remove the bitter endive cone and cut into sections.
Cut the chicken breast into small cubes of 1cm.
Put all ingredients in the steam basket.
Pour water into the tank (level 3) and start cooking.
Put cooked foods in the blender bowl with the butter. Mix by adding a part of the cooking liquid until the desired consistency.
The "bitter cone" at the base of the endive, measures about 3 cm in length and is easily removed with a sharp knife. It is removed because it is where the bitterness of the endive is found.
Leeks often conceal earth in their core because of the way they grow. Therefore, they should be cut into very small pieces and soaked well to be sure they are clean.
With this typical autumn and winter vegetable, you can make a purée with a light orange colour, very attractive to babies. Do not forget that children, even more that adults, eat firstly with their eyes and are reassured about what they have in their plates by the colour.
Pumpkin is ideal for diversification due to its low sodium content:babies’ kidney system is immature and cannot deal with food with a high sodium (salt) content. This is why you should never add salt to babies’ dishes, which may appear insipid to parents’ taste buds. Also you should not forget that babies do not have the same taste references as adults:they only know milk and discover, with diversification, flavours that are completely new to them.
Pumpkin is a source of magnesium, a mineral that contributes to muscular relaxation, notably of the intestinal tube that is formed of several layers of muscles.In the case of colic or difficult transit, magnesium can have a beneficial effect.
For the nutrition conscious
This recipe, rich in flavors, allows the child to discover the bitterness of the endive, a slightly pungent leek, while providing tenderness from the potatoes and chicken. It is a recipe well-balanced in flavors.
As a replacement for those intolerant to lactose
Butter can be replaced in this recipe by a vegetable oil or rapeseed olive.