Get ready for your family’s favorite vegetable to become your baby’s new favorite too! This Green Bean Baby Puree is so simple to make and your baby will give it five stars.
Green Bean Baby Puree
The Best Green Bean Baby Food
The next time you are making green beans you will definitely want to grab some extras to make this green bean baby puree!
Green beans are packed with fiber and vitamin C which are both essential for growing baby bodies!
This puree is also a perfect way to introduce green vegetables into your baby’s diet. It has a gentle flavor and has the tiniest bit of texture which is less intimidating for little mouths than other green vegetables.
Choosing the Right Green Beans
Canned? Frozen? Fresh? What type of green bean is right for making baby food?
The general rule of thumb is that you want to get the freshest produce that you can for making baby foods. The more a food is processed, the more nutrients that are lost!
You can usually find fresh green beans throughout the year. So if you see them at your local grocery store definitely grab them! If not, stick with frozen and skip the cans. They’ll have fewer preservatives and more of those essential vitamins you want from your green beans.
How to Make Green Bean Baby Food
Favorite Green Bean Baby Food Combinations
Feel free to mix it up with this baby food! Some foods that make for some delicious green bean baby food combinations are pureed potato, sweet potato, or even chicken or turkey. Make it a meal for older babies with some brown rice!
Green beans are great for adding any other flavors. In fact, it’s a great baby food to start introducing different spices and seasonings. Hold off on the salt, but feel free to add basil, rosemary, or other favorite seasonings to this mild puree!
Storing Green Bean Baby Puree
You are bound to have leftovers when making green bean baby puree, so safely storing it is so important. The best way to keep this puree fresh is in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
If you want to get super ahead of the game, split the puree into individual serving containers that are ready to grab for mealtime!
Green bean puree does tend to thicken once chilled, but it’s an easy fix! Just add breastmilk, formula, or water until the puree reaches the desired consistency and it’s ready to go.
Freezing GREEN BEAN PUREE
If you want to make a big batch, you can absolutely freeze green bean puree. Parents have come up with so many creative ways to freeze baby food.
Try the ice cube method by using an ice cube tray to freeze the puree into cubes that you can transfer into a freezer-safe bag. You’ll want to grab a good silicone ice cube tray for this to make sure your green bean cubes come out easily.
Or just take some small baby food containers and fill them with the right portion for your baby. These containers are great because they have measurements on the side and multi-colored lids for differentiating all your purees!
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