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HOMEMADE GREEN BEAN BABY FOOD

This delicious and healthy green bean puree for your baby couldn’t be simpler (or more affordable!) to make at home!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 12 TBSP (varies based on your bunch of green beans)

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch fresh green beans
  • reserved cooking water

Instructions

  • Set the basket of a steamer over a pot of water and bring to a boil.
  • Rinse your green beans, then trim off the ends. Cut into halves or thirds, depending on how long they are.
  • When the water is boiling, add the green bean pieces to the steamer basket, and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until tender.
  • Reserve some of the cooking water and set aside, then drain the green beans.
  •  Add the green beans to your blender or food processor and blend, adding water as needed to move things along.
  • Using a tablespoon, spoon the mixture into an ice cube tray. Smooth the top of each cube with a rubber spatula, then freeze.
  • Once fully frozen, remove green bean puree cubes from the ice cube tray and transfer to a storage bag, then return to the freezer. Use as needed.

Notes

Baby food purees can be kept in the freezer for up to six months; however, they are best consumed within three months for optimal freshness.
When it’s time to eat, thaw the cube(s) in the fridge beforehand if you have time. If not, place a frozen cube in a small microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 10-second increments, until thawed. Be sure to test the temperature first before giving the food to your baby.