The cauliflower is one of those veggies that many have a love-hate relationship with. In my house, we’re fickle when it comes to cauliflower. Sometimes my kiddos will eat it and many times they look at it as if it will jump off the plate and attack them. A great strategy for making cauliflower a bit more interesting is to purchase colored cauliflowers. You can find this cruciferous veggie in white, orange and even purple and, don’t forget about the “broccoliflower” which is a cross between broccoli and cauliflower.
For babies, and even adults, cauliflower can cause gas so introducing it around 8 months old might be best. Of course you can introduce it whenever you feel your baby may be ready but do be sure to ask your pediatrician. Cauliflower is not a known allergen and when roasted or steamed, it makes a great finger food.
Creating a mix of white potato, grape tomatoes & steamed cauliflower will give you a great colorful mix, perfect for fingers to dig right in! When pureeing or mashing, do be sure that large bits that may pose a choking hazard don’t sneak in! Suitable for babies 8-10 months old, closer to 10 due to the tomato.