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Re: Is spinach hard on a baby's tummy?
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2011, 01:36:40 am »
Nicole - we do OK with spinach but we get a reaction like you're describing from chickpeas (which is too bad cause I make really yummy roasted ones that my picky DS loves). HOURS later (and it can be many hours) he'll have NWs, gas pains and the next day many loose stools...

In your case I'd hold off completely for a couple weeks then try again with a smaller quantity of spinach chopped even finer? In the meantime maybe go with grated zucchini (peel on for more nutrition)?
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Re: Is spinach hard on a baby's tummy?
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2011, 07:06:38 am »
chickpeas (which is too bad cause I make really yummy roasted ones that my picky DS loves)
how do you make them? (sorry I keep hijacking this thread!!!)
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Re: Is spinach hard on a baby's tummy?
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2011, 11:03:57 am »
So easy and yummy. I just drain a can of garbanzo beans and rinse them well. Then dry them between paper towels to loosen the skins. Then remove all the skins (this part is time consuming and not necessary but my kids like the texture better this way). Then toss in a bowl with 1 tbsp olive oil, a pinch of salt and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Put in a shallow pan or baking dish and bake at 400 for 40 minutes. Remove from oven, mix in 1 heaping tbsp honey and roast for another 7 minutes. Stir again, let cool and enjoy!
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Re: Is spinach hard on a baby's tummy?
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2011, 11:20:28 am »
Thanks, Karen.  We are going away for a long weekend, so when I get back I am going to try using some zucchini.  I'll bet he'll like that.  I didn't know you could leave the peel on for more nutrients- that is great to know!!

It is too bad about the chickpeas and your DS - they are soooooo good!

Lucy - definitely make the chickpeas - they are yummy!
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Re: Is spinach hard on a baby's tummy?
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2011, 11:33:40 am »
Yes definitely leave the peel on. Scrub well (organic zucchini if you can afford it since you aren't peeling) and then grate. Then put the grated zucchini between paper towels and squeeze out the excess moisture.

Yea I'm bummed about the chickpeas. I'll try again in a couple weeks though.
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Re: Is spinach hard on a baby's tummy?
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2011, 14:54:24 pm »
Thanks for the recipe - there is a tin of chick peas in the cupboard that need used before we move house so will try it tomorrow :o)

I found that the skin on the courgette/zuccini used to give Murray bad wind!!
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