Green peas puree for babies
It’s important to introduce vegetables to your babies with fruits at an early age. Some pediatricians usually advice starting with vegetables like green peas as they are not very sweet in comparison with the fruits. For once a baby is used to eating sweet stuff it may not be ready to try other vegetables.
When your baby is only 6 months old, feed single vegetable or fruit puree at a time (no combinations), so that he/she gets used to that taste. As baby gets older, you can try different combinations to add variety to your baby’s diet.
The peas can be mixed with a variety of other vegetables or yogurt. Always use fresh peas from the market instead of the frozen ones.
250 grams of peas
Full fat yogurt (if desired)
Be sure to sterilize all the utensils needed for making the puree by boiling them in hot water.
To start making a fresh pea puree you need to steam the peas for about 3 to 5 minute. Drain the peas and run them under cold water to stop the cooking process. It also leaves the peas looking fresh and green.
Pour the steamed peas in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add little breastmilk or boiled water to make it easy for the baby to swallow. For a baby more than 10 months old, mash the peas with a potato masher for a chunkier puree.
You can be adventures and mix the Green Peas Puree with carrots, sweet potatoes or full fat yogurt to see which taste is best liked by your baby.
While it is always advisable to feed your baby fresh food, the left over Green Peas Puree can be kept in the freezer for up to 3 days and can be thawed overnight to use it again.
Breastmilk is best for baby. Please consult your pediatrician before introducing new foods into your child’s diet.