Puree Monday - Green Goodness
This is a wonderful puree recipe that’s easy to make and a real bebe pleaser! In fact it’s an adult pleaser too. This recipe is usually the favorite when it comes time for taste testing in my First Foods: Adventures in Baby Food Making Class! One attendee even stated she was never going to serve dip at a party again just this puree with some pita chips!
2 cups fresh or frozen peas
1 cup fresh or frozen green beans
1-2 ripe avocado(s)
This is an awesome recipe packed full of nutritional goodness! Clean the fresh veggies. If using whole green beans rough chop them (this will speed up the steaming process). Steam the peas and green beans separately in either a steaming basket on the stove or in the Beaba babycook. If using the babycook fill water to the 2 mark for a full basket of veggies. If steaming on the stove use about 2 inches of water and steam for about 10 minutes, checking with a knife every so often to see if the veggies are tender enough. They should be very soft but still bright green. If using frozen veggies the steaming time may vary so watch them closely. Reserve the cooking liquid. Puree the peas first as they will take the longest to puree for a smooth texture. Add in the green beans and puree together. Slice the avocado(s) in half and twist apart, remove the seed and scoop the green goodness from the skin, it should be pretty soft but not brown. Add in the avocado and puree all together with a touch of the cooking liquid if needed to reach desired consistency. Purees can be as chunky as your baby is ready for- it’s up to you. This recipe will keep up to 2 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer. This is a perfect one to freeze because it prevents the avocado from browning. As you feel comfortable adding herbs to your baby’s diet both sage and rosemary make a wonderful addition to this recipe. Also this makes the perfect addition to toddler meals –wonderful with noodles or scrambled with eggs. This recipe will fill about 3 ice cube trays (15-30 servings).
This recipe is vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free.