Spinach & Feta Squares BLW [8m+] Toddler & Family

Spinach & Feta Squares

These are suitable for BLW babies from 8 months onwards providing they don’t have any allergies to egg and dairy. 

I was making these with my 4 years old toddler and we had so much fun! 

He was chopping the spinach AND the onion along my side and added every ingredients into the mixing bowl and I was not allowed to do a thing! haha!
These are super easy to make and a great protein and calcium packed dish to involve your kids in the kitchen. 👌 
Spinach is not the kind of vegetable that he would normally eat if I place it on his plate, but believe me he ate some afterwards. 🙂 This proves that by involving your kids in the kitchen it helps to keep them interested in food and less prone to become fussy eaters. My super fussy eater since a baby is now not so fussy anymore but he still has his moments now and then! 

I have used puff pastry but if you want to step up a game then use Phyllo and turn them into mini Greek Spanikopita. 😉 

Ingredients

  • 500gr fresh spinach  (washed thoroughly & chopped) 
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp of freshly chopped dill
  • 1 large garlic clove (finely chopped)
  • 1 pack feta cheese  (150 gr) (crumbled)
  • 2 eggs separated (beaten)
  • 1 tbsp milk / water 
  • 1/4 tsp grounded nutmeg 
  • pink salt & pepper (avoid extra salt for babies under 12 months old) 
  • 2 sheets of puff pastry 
  • olive oil

Method

  1. Heat up the oven to 200 ° C / 400 ° F. Heat up a non stick pan with some olive oil. Sauté garlic and spinach, until spinach has wilted, add a pinch of salt, pepper and nutmeg then remove from the pan. 
  2. Place the sautéed spinach, feta and 1 beaten egg in a mixing bowl. 
  3. Cut the pastry sheet into 6 squares. Fill 1 heap tablespoon of the spinach mixture in the middle. Fold over and press down the edges with a fork. Repeat this step with the rest. 
  4. Beat the remaining egg with 1 tbsp of milk, brush the top of the pastry with the egg wash and bake until the pastry looks golden, approximately 15 – 20 minutes. 

Enjoy! 

Kat xx 

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