How to make pureed peas for babies
- 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!
- 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.