This peas baby food recipe is ready to serve in no time and so much better than the jars from the store! You’ll love serving it to your baby!
Peas Baby Puree
Your Baby’s New Favorite Food
Let’s face it. Peas are not usually on the top of the list for most well-liked baby foods. But with this homemade peas baby puree that’s about to change!
This recipe has a lovely sweet pea flavor for your baby and you’ll love that it’s packed with nutrients. Did you know that peas have antioxidants that boost your immune system? A healthy baby is a happy baby so this puree is a total win!
You can shell your own fresh peas if you have the time, but honestly, frozen peas work just as well once you thaw them out. Save this recipe and pick up a bag next time you’re at the store!
How to Get an Extra Smooth Peas Puree
The tricky thing about peas is that the skins can be a little tough for a tiny mouth. The best thing you can do is get a great blender or food processor to help break them down.
The Ninja is a great choice for baby food because the extra-sharp blades make the smoothest purees, even with peas! If you want to go the food processor route, you can’t go wrong with the highly reviewed Black & Decker food processor.
If you’ve got a blender you love, then all that is left to do is make sure you cook those peas a bit to soften the skins. With soft skins and a great blender, you’ll end up with a consistency that your baby can easily enjoy.
Peas Baby Food Recipe
Best Peas Baby Food Combinations
Since peas have a stronger flavor than some other purees, it’s a good idea to mix it up with some of your baby’s other favorites. Try adding something with a more mild flavor that won’t try to compete with the peas.
Some favorite combos are peas and potato, peas and butternut squash, or even peas, apple, and pear.
If your baby is more expert at eating, mix in some brown rice or your favorite pureed protein for a meal with a little more substance!
Storing Peas Baby Puree
You can store this pea puree for about 3 days in the fridge as long as it’s in an airtight container. To make life a little easier, split the purees into little portions in the fridge so that you can grab exactly what you need when your baby is ready to eat.
These baby food storage containers are seriously amazing! The colored lids can help you tell your purees apart and the measurements on the side are so helpful for getting the perfect portion for your little one. Plus, they can go in the freezer too!
If you are freezing your puree, you’ll definitely want to split it into smaller containers so that you can grab what you need and not have to thaw the whole batch!
Or you can use a common parent hack and use a silicone ice cube tray to make perfectly portioned pea cubes that you can transfer to a freezer-safe bag once frozen.
Either way, the puree should last about 4 months in the freezer!
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