Green Bean Baby Food
Green beans are steamed until just tender, this puree has a mild taste for baby's palette.
Servings: 16 ounces
Cost: $0.20 per ounce
- 1 pound green beans, fresh or frozen
- 1 big pinch of fresh basil, cilantro or parsley, roughly chopped (optional)
Trim: roughly trim the green beans and roughly chop the herb (if using).
Steam: fill a medium saucepan with 2” of water and bring to boil over medium heat. Place the green beans (fresh or frozen) into a steamer basket over the boiling water, cover, and cook for 10 minutes or until tender. Let cool slightly. Reserve steamer water.
Puree: transfer the green beans and herb to a blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes or until smooth, adding liquid in 1/4 cup increments if needed until you reach your desired consistency.
Eat: serve to baby or freeze for later.
Age: 4 months and up
Yield: 16 ounces
Storage: Fridge – store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer for up to 4 months.
Adding Spices: you can add a big pinch of roughly chopped basil, cilantro, mint, parsley or chives to this puree before blending.