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Hello! I’m Anjali. I’m a board certified health coach, author, wife, mom and food lover from the SF Bay area (now living in Ann Arbor, MI!); with a passion for delicious food and a desire to make healthy eating easy, tasty and fun! Learn more about me here and stay for a while!

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Homemade Baby Food Recipes: Green Bean Puree


So for the record, Layla wasn’t a huge fan of green beans when I first made them for her. She’d gag, cough, make faces… it was actually kind of entertaining even though she wasn’t very happy with me for giving her green beans 🙂

But green beans are so great for babies! They are rich in vitamin A and fiber, and they’re a green veggie which helps get babies used to not-so-sweet things. I’d recommend using organic frozen green beans for this recipe – it’s the easiest prep and clean-up wise.

My trick for getting Layla to eat green beans: mixing them with whole milk organic yogurt! It sounds gross, but for some reason she loves it.

Homemade Baby Food Recipes: Green Bean Puree

1 ice cube = 1oz of food!


  • 2 bags organic frozen green beans
  • Water for pureeing (use as much as you need for the consistency you want! start with 6oz and work your way up).


  1. Place the green beans in a steamer and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Drain green beans and place in blender with water.
  3. Puree until smooth.
  4. Pour into ice cube trays, allow to cool, wrap/cover, and freeze.
  5. Thaw in the fridge the night before use, or thaw by putting the ice cube in a bowl over a bowl of hot water on the counter to defrost.


Spice up your baby's food! Try green beans with garlic powder, or mix with yogurt.


4 responses to “Homemade Baby Food Recipes: Green Bean Puree”

  1. Hello, thanks for sharing! My daughter is about to start solids few weeks from now. One question tho, how long can I keep a puree in the freezer?

    • Hi! No problem at all! You can keep the purees in the freezer for up to 6 months (as long as they are not mixed with breastmilk before they are frozen!) We used our purees a lot faster than that, but 6 months is the limit 🙂 Let me know if you have any other questions!

        • Hi Sam! Yes you can add breastmilk to the puree after you have thawed it — you add the breastmilk right before you serve the puree to your little one. You can use any plain, whole milk yogurt for your baby! Just make sure it’s plain (not flavored) and whole milk (not low fat or nonfat). Hope that helps, let me know if you have any other questions!

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