Silky Quinoa and Squash

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Make quinoa for supper and pull out 1 cup of it to make this dinner for baby. Quinoa is an ancient grain that is high in protein. Store leftovers in individual portion sizes for use in the following days; freezing it in ice cube trays makes for easy portioning later on. Don’t give up if your child doesn’t seem to like quinoa, or any other specific food- you need to expose children to a new flavour up to ten times before they take to it.

Tags: Easy, 35 mins, Baby Food, Vegetables, Rice & Grains, 8 Months+, Fall Insider's Report 2011
Serves: 4
Skill level: Easy
Prep time: 5  minutes
Cooking time: 20  minutes
Total: 25 *  minutes
*Cool time: 10 minutes

Additional Information


1 cup (250 mL) diced butternut squash
1 cup (250 mL) cooked PC Organics Quinoa


  1. In small saucepan, bring 1 cup (250 mL) water to a boil. Add squash. Reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes or until very soft.
  2. Stir in quinoa. Cover and cook another 5 minutes or until quinoa absorbs water.
  3. Fluff with a fork. Remove from heat. Let stand 10 minutes to cool slightly before serving.

Nutritional Information

Makes 4 servings Per serving:
110 calories
fat 1.5 g
sodium 5 mg
carbohydrate 20 g
fibre 2 g
protein 3 g