How to make pureed peas for babies

It just so happens that one of Itty Bitty’s favorite things to eat are peas mixed with carrots. They are in season for an extremely short amount of time here in RI – June & July, and October. As fantastic as fresh peas are, don’t feel guilty for using frozen peas for your baby food.

Selecting Peas

  • If you are purchasing fresh peas – know that their sweetness dwindles over time. Find out when they were harvested, or ask if you can try a pod first. They are best when eaten just a few hours after being picked.
  • Peas are not one of the dirty dozen – so you don’t have to worry as much about buying organic.
  • However, organic and conventionally grown peas are usually comparable in price.
  • Honestly, I just purchase organic frozen sweet peas. I don’t have time to fuss with taking peas out of pods!

Storing peas

  • Buy the frozen kind, and keep them in your fridge until you need them. Bada-bing-bada-boom

Make Baby Food

  • If you are using peas in pods, take the peas out and then wash them
  • If you are using frozen peas, they will not need to be washed
  • Steam peas for 3-5 minutes, drain, and save pea water for puree
  • Let hot peas cool a bit, and then puree in a blender. Use pea water to help with consistency.
  • Some older babies will like this to be a bit chunkier – so you can even use a potato masher rather than a blender.

You can serve peas alone, or mix it in with sweet potatoes, carrots, rice, and much more!

Save Leftovers
: You can refrigerate leftovers for up to 3 days, or free your pea puree for up to three months. Thaw frozen carrot puree overnight in your refrigerator.