How to Make Pea Puree
Pea puree is a great first food when introducing solids to babies and all you need is a bag of frozen peas and a blender or food processor!
- 2 cups frozen peas
- ⅓-½ cup water breastmilk or formula, to thin
Fill a pot with about 1 inch of water, add peas to a steamer basket and place inside of the pot. Bring water to a low boil, cover with lid and steam peas for 3-6 minutes, or until bright green and tender. Remove from heat and let peas cool.
Place peas in a blender or food processor and blend, adding liquid (breast milk, formula or water) as needed to get the desired consistency.
Store pea puree in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer or up to 3 months. I like to freeze the puree in silicone ice cube trays or small freezer-safe jars so I can easily thaw small amounts when I want to use them.
I recommend thawing frozen puree in the fridge the night before you want to use it, but you can also thaw it quickly with a warm water bath.
- If you want to add the most nutrition to the puree, I recommend using breastmilk or formula instead of water to thin the pea puree.
Serving: 4ounces | Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 105mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g