Give peas a chance. The first journey into green veggies for many children is peas, thanks to their pleasant taste. They should be glowing green. Pea puree is a vegetable dish rich in minerals and is simple and easy to prepare for babies. Good for handling tiny faces, and even for holding little tummies healthy. Thanks to its delicious taste and smooth quality, babies enjoy this light green puree. If you’re one of the moms looking for alternative veggie puree, follow our tutorial on how to make pea puree for baby.
How to Make Pea Puree for Babies
Since your little one learns single grain food, your baby is primed for vegetable purees. Mild peas are good on their own or combined with several other vegetables (and yogurt, too). Here is how to make pea puree for your baby.
- You can use fresh or frozen peas to make pea puree. Consider purchasing in the spring fresh, and opt for whole pods with shiny green color. Do not pick canned peas — they are full of sodium.
- Skip this step and move on to the next if you decide to use frozen peas. When fresh peas are used, extract from the pod, put in a colander, and rinse with cold water.
- Place the peas in a steamer and cook until tender for 3 to 5 minutes. Drain the peas for three minutes and rinse with cold water to interrupt the cooking phase.
- Puree the peas until creamy in a food processor or blender. To achieve the desired consistency, add water as appropriate. Chunkier pea puree, which is suitable for infants ten months or higher, pound the peas instead of pureeing them with a potato masher.
Pea puree, with sweeter veggies, yogurt, and rice, is delicious. Try to mix pea puree to:
- Sweet potatoes
- Russet potatoes
- Rice and cheese sauce
Cool pea purée and refrigerate leftovers for up to 3 days in BPA-free storage containers. You may freeze the leftovers for three months. Thaw up in your refrigerator for at least overnight.
Health Benefits of Peas
The nutrient benefit of peas is amazing when you remember the tiny scale of a cup of peas. Were you aware that one cup of peas includes more protein for one tablespoon of peanut butter, and also calcium, vitamin A and C and iron? With that health benefits, it’s obvious that you should learn how to make pea puree for your baby.
Such lovely little vegetables, because they are healthy and always fun to consume, are the perfect first “natural” food for children. You can consider it difficult to get them to puree comfortably while making cooked peas for infants. If that’s the case and your newborn is not yet then used to the texture, you might want to run through a filter or ramekin.
Peas are suggested in addition to a baby’s diet between the ages of 6-8 months. As usual, you must address any pediatrician food problems in detail as generalities might not be relevant to your infant.
Extra Pea Baby Food Recipes
Peas, Carrots and Leek Puree for Six Months+ Babies
- 1 tbsp green peas (fresh or frozen)
- carrot, peeled (if not organic) and sliced
- 1/2 small leek, washed thoroughly and chopped
- water or low sodium/homemade chicken or vegetable broth
- sprig fresh rosemary
- Cook the carrot in a saucepan with leek and sprig of rosemary and cover with water or stock.
- Boil then reduce the heat to simmer.
- Add the peas until all veggies are tender
- Remove the rosemary sprig, then puree the veggies until smooth
Pea and Chicken Dinner for Seven Months+ Babies
- 1/2 chicken breast, boneless and skinless, cubed
- One small sweet potato, peeled and diced
- 2-3 cups of water or low sodium/homemade chicken broth
- 4 oz (1/2 cup) frozen peas
- pinch dried sage
- Place the chicken in a casserole and cover with either water or stock.
- Bring to boil, then lower heat and cook for 5 minutes.
- Attach the sweet potato dice and proceed to cook for another 3 minutes.
- Attach the peas and simmer until the chicken is cooked through for 2 minutes more.
- To create a puree: to pass the ingredients to a food processor, using a slotted spoon. Bring the sage and mix thoroughly, use some stock, if needed, to smooth the mixture.
- Optionally, add that sage and mash to your baby’s perfect texture.
Peas Benefits for Babies
If your baby only starts solid foods, peas are generally one of the first options. If your baby wants support in the pooping category, this is good news. Peas provide insoluble and soluble fiber to help maintain the stool moistly and flowing along with your infant. It allows movement smoother and faster without unnecessary pressure.
When considering why you should supplement your baby’s diet with peas? Read on to learn the tremendous benefits.
- It helps build strong immune systems.
- Fewer homocysteine levels to reduce the risk of heart failure.
- Helps with improved digestive health to get rid of constipation.
- Aids in proper weight management.
- It leads to improving bone health.
Because of their nutritious value, frozen peas are perfect for children. Even if they seem low, peas have a very high nutritional value. These magnificent green vegetables are an incredible wellspring of A, C, and B1 nutrients and offer corrosive folic, phosphorus, protein, and fiber. It’s worth knowing how to make a pea puree for your baby with all the nutrition these peas you can give for your infant. Find out more about baby food.