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Top 10 Recipes for One-Year-Olds

Want to get your toddler started on healthy finger foods that actually taste good? Catherine McCord shares her top 10 recipes from her book, Weelicious. You both are going to love these!

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3. Spinach Gnocchi-wee


  • 10 ounces block frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 2/3 cup parmesan cheese, plus 2 tbsp for sprinkling before serving.
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons flour, plus more for dusting your hands while rolling


1. Defrost the brick of frozen spinach (you can also do this in the microwave).
2. Squeeze ALL (and I mean ALL) of the water out of the spinach in small handfuls (I use my hands and do it over a bowl to make sure I don’t lose any spinach).
3. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse. You want to make sure the spinach is in tiny pieces and the mixture is thoroughly combined.
4. Dust your hands with a little flour so the mixture doesn’t stick to your hands.
5. Take 1 teaspoon of the spinach mixture and roll into tiny balls. Place on a plate covered with waxed paper or parchment.
6. Bring a large pot of water to a boil for cooking the gnocchi.
7. Add the gnocchi to the water in batches and cook for 3 minutes or until they rise to the surface.
8. Using a slotted spoon, remove the gnocchi to a plate or bowl.
9. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, cool and serve.
10. *After step 5, place on sheet tray and freeze for 30 minutes. Transfer to a ziploc bag, label and freeze up to 4 months. When ready, thaw to room temperature and follow steps 6-9.

Photo by Catherine McCord,

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