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green bean puree baby food recipe - served in a glass jar
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Green Bean Puree: Baby Food Recipe

This green bean puree for baby is smooth, creamy and full of vitamins, minerals and fiber. A great first food for babies that you can start at 6 months of age, and it's a simple recipe that will help your baby get used to less sweet flavors.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Baby Food
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Servings: 32 ounces
Calories: 23kcal
Author: Anjali Shah

Ingredients

  • 32 oz bags organic frozen green beans 2 (16 oz) bags
  • 6 oz Water for pureeing use as much as you need for the consistency you want! start with 6oz and work your way up.

Instructions

  • Place the green beans in a steamer and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until tender.
  • Drain green beans and place in blender with water.
  • Puree until smooth.
  • Pour into ice cube trays, allow to cool, wrap/cover, and freeze.
  • 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.

Notes

Expert Tips
  • Use organic green beans to reduce your baby's exposure to pesticides.
  • Use frozen green beans to reduce prep time.
  • 1 ice cube = 1 oz of food
  • Make sure to puree your green beans long enough so that you get a completely smooth puree.
  • If you steamed your beans, add fresh, filtered water to your blender or food processor before pureeing. Don't use the same water you steamed your green beans in. If you boiled your beans, then I recommend adding the water you boiled the beans in into the blender, to retain any nutrients that might have leached into the water during the boiling process.
  • Freeze in ice cube trays, or baby food trays. You can also freeze them in an airtight container, but you will have to use a few small airtight containers to get individual portions. Keep frozen until ready to use.
  • When ready to use your frozen baby food, transfer as many small cubes as you need to the refrigerator to thaw overnight. It will be ready for baby the next day. If you're crunched for time, you can also defrost the cubes in the microwave but watch the temperature so that it doesn't get too hot and burn your baby's tongue!
  • When introducing new foods to your baby, I recommend introducing one new food every 2 days, and then watching for any allergic reactions in the 48 hours after you introduce that food, before moving onto another food.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 522IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg