Homemade Green Bean and Carrot Puree
Finished Puree in the Storage Tray
Before my son was born, we were lucky enough to be given a brand new baby bullet, completely free. I started looking up recipes way before my due date and jumped for joy when I was finally able to use it.
But why make your own baby food when it is so convenient to just pick it up at the store?
- It is free of preservatives
- You know exactly what is in it.
- A much greater variety. (Have you ever seen avocado baby food at your grocery store? I know I haven't.)
- It's actually much cheaper.
- I personally LOVE making baby food.
- 10 oz. Green beans, Cut
- 3 Carrots, Thinly sliced or cut into small cubes
- 1/4 Cup Water
- Thoroughly wash green beans. You want to make sure these are the cleanest green beans the world has ever seen so you know your little one is only getting the good stuff.
- Peel and cut carrots. After peeling, you can either cut them into thin slices or small cubes (I personally prefer thin slices).
- Cut green beans into 1 inch long pieces.
- Place green beans and carrots in a microwaveable bowl, with about 1/4 cup of water. Water should completely cover all green beans and carrots.
- Microwave for three minutes, then check to see if the veggies are soft. Continue microwaving for 2 minutes at a time until veggies are soft. This usually takes me about 7 minutes, total.
- Pour entire contents of bowl into baby bullet or blender. You want to use the water from this bowl to ensure that all nutrients go to your little one.
- Blend until you have a perfect puree, full of delicious vitamins. Then, pour into containers. I recommend 1-2 ounces per container. This puree can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for 30.
If you want to make your puree a little thinner and add some additional nutrients, you can add expressed breast milk or formula before serving.
If you want to make it thicker, you can add baby rice, oat or multi grain cereal.
I like to take one ounce of baby food and mix in one ounce of breast milk and one to two teaspoons of baby cereal. This makes it the perfect consistency for my baby, plus adds nutrients and makes it more filling.
For babies over six months, you can make this a thicker puree or, for babies over 8 months, leave some small, soft pieces.
Baby bullet has some pretty neat storage containers if you are in need of more and have some extra money. However, a some what cheaper option is to use breast milk storage bags. I do this because I stopped pumping and no longer need them, but had 25 bags left over. If you have store bought baby food, you can also save those jars/containers and reuse them. If you have friends with babies, you could even ask them to save theirs for you!
Baby Food Storage Container
When did you start feeding your little one baby food (in a bottle, with spoon or finger foods)?
|Serving size: 1 oz|
|Calories from Fat||0|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 0 g|
|Saturated fat 0 g|
|Unsaturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 2 g||1%|
|Sugar 1 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 1 g||2%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 2 mg|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
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