Green Cabbage With Carrots | Healthy Baby Recipes


Suitable Age

7 – 24 Months

Intended Purpose

Baby Constipation

Preparation Time

20 Minutes

Green cabbage is a real superfood. It contains lots of valuable micronutrients, such as calcium, magnesium and potassium.

From a Traditional Chinese Medicine point of view, green cabbage helps with the circulation of Qi, which is an important prerequesite to keep “things” moving. In other words, it helps with a smooth digestion and thus prevent and relieve constipation.


1 cup (200g) chopped green cabbage

1/2 cup (100g) chopped carrots

1 tbs organic coconut oil


Optional: home-made chicken broth for extra electrolytes and rehydration (view recipe)

Babies 10-24 months: 1/8 cup (30ml)

Babies 7-9 months: 1/4 cup (60ml) for a smoother consistency

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Heat a pan (medium heat) and add the coconut oil

Step 2

Add the chopped cabbage and steam for 2-3 minutes (stir regularly)

Step 3

Add 1/2 cup (120ml) of water and bring to boil

Step 4

Once boiling, reduce to medium heat, cover with a lid and let it simmer for about 10 minutes (stir occasionally)

Step 5

Once the water has evaporated, add the cabbage and carrots to a blender. It is okay if the carrots are not yet super-soft. That’s what we want, because cooked carrots do not have the same effect on constipation as raw carrots. 

Step 6

Add the homemade chicken stock if you have any! If you don’t, simply use the same amount of water

Step 7

Blend until you get a smooth consistency

Step 8

Serve warm

Feeding Recommendation

As much as your baby likes (preferably for lunch).


Nathalie Kaufmann

Nathalie is a pregnancy and birth Consultant and a TCM Therapist with almost 20 years of experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture, reflexology, Shonishin baby massage techniques, Western and Eastern massage techniques (including TUINA), as well as herbal medicine and nutrition.

She has worked in hospitals across London and was Head of the Maternity Acupuncture Clinic at the Whittington hospital in London. Today, Nathalie runs her own practice in London and helps pregnant women with pregnancy- and birth-related issues. She also specializes in alternative treatments for babies and children.


Looking for ways to help your baby with constipation?

Check out our Shonishin Baby Constipation Massage Course and learn how to help your little one!


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