Would you like to make your own baby food? Homemade peas baby food is super nutritious and super easy to make!

 

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Peas Baby Food

 

Peas Baby Food

 

When it comes to our children, we as moms want to give them the best! We want them to be healthy and we want them to have the best start at life possible! 

A great way to give your baby the best optimal start is to make your own baby food! Unfortunately store bought baby food can be laden with chemicals and other nasty ingredients. 

Making your own baby food fresh is a great way to not only avoid these nasty ingredients, but to give your baby the freshest, most nutritious food possible! 

When all four of my children were babies I made my own baby food for them. If you have never done it before, then don’t worry, it’s very easy! I’ll walk you step by step through the entire process:)

And I know it sounds time consuming, but it’s really not. You can make up a whole months worth of baby food in just a few hours!

 

Homemade Baby Food Peas

 

Rinse peas well before beginning. 

Once your peas have been thoroughly washed, and before you can turn your peas into puree for baby, you need to cook them. 

I recommend steaming peas to preserve nutrients. Steam peas for approximately 8-10 minutes.

Once your peas have been cooked it’s time to turn them into a texture that your baby can eat. 

 

 

How to Puree Peas Baby Food

 

To transform peas into baby food you need to puree them.

Some simply fork mash the cooked peas but I recommend pureeing them. At least for the first time to ensure a smooth texture for baby when experimenting with a new veggie. 

Also be sure to never feed whole peas to baby as they are a choking hazard. Do not feed a child under the age of three years whole peas.

I highly recommend purchasing a Vitamix Blender to make your baby food with. It is one of the best blenders and will blend baby food to a super smooth consistency to insure that you do not end up with chunks of peas in the baby food that baby can choke on. 

This is the only blender that I will use when pureeing not only baby food, but other recipes such as Sweet Potato Pie or Apple Butter as well!

It is the best! And it lasts FOREVER! I have had my Vitamix for over a decade and it’s still going strong and purees foods just as good as the day I got it! Definitely worth investing in!

So add the peas to the blender.

I usually fill mine about 1/3 full at a time and blend in batches to help speed the process up. You may also need to add a little water at this time.

If you want to add back in some of the nutrients that were lost during steaming you can use the water that you used to steam the peas. Just be sure that you use a good quality filtered or RO water when you steam them.

Start with a few tablespoons of water as you can always add more. If the peas get too thick it will not blend well. So keep stopping and scraping down the sides of the blender as needed and adding water until all the peas are smooth and well blended. 

You want it to be somewhat thick and not runny, so don’t add too much water. You basically only want to add as much water as is needed to help the blender out. Otherwise the peas will just stick to the sides and won’t fall down to the blades. 

Once all the peas are blended to a super smooth consistency you have baby food! Yep, it’s that easy! 

 

How to Store Homemade Baby Food

 

But wait, we’re not done yet! 

What are you supposed to do with this large batch of baby food peas? I mean, as good as peas are for you, your baby isn’t going to eat the whole batch at once;)

Like I mentioned above you can make a LOT of baby food in a short amount of time. The key is to freeze the pea puree that you won’t be using in the next couple of days for later. 

However, you don’t want to freeze it all together. You want to be able to freeze it in serving sizes so that you can easily thaw out and use a small amount at a time. This way you can have baby food for a month or more!

 

Freezing Baby Food Peas

 

To freeze baby food efficiently you really need to get these baby food cube trays. They’re kind of like ice cube trays that have lids.

Simply scoop the pea puree into the trays, place the lid on, and put it in the freezer. Once they are completely frozen you can pop them out and store them in freezer bags that are labeled with the date made. 

Now you have a large supply of ready made, single serving, peas baby food cubes! How easy is that?!

 

How to Thaw Frozen Baby Food

 

When it comes time to use your frozen cubes of peas you need to be sure that they are thawed in advance. 

There are a couple of different ways to thaw out peas baby food. 

The easiest is to put it in a bowl with a lid the night before and let it thaw in the fridge. That way the next day it will be soft and ready to use. 

However, I know from experience, that this isn’t always an option! There were many times that I forgot to lay my baby food out and had to do it just before serving it. 

I really don’t recommend thawing baby food in the microwave. Not only does it leave hot spots in the baby food that can burn your baby, but it also is bad for the baby food! You can read here about the dangers of microwaves and why I don’t have one

So, the best way to thaw frozen baby food cubes quickly is to fill a bowl that is a little larger than the bowl holding the baby food with hot water. Sit the bowl with the cubes in the hot water. The heat will be enough to cause the cubes to melt. 

You might have to change the water a few times and add fresh hot water as it gets cold. Also occasionally turn the cube and break it up as it gets softer to help speed up thawing. 

I know this might seem like a pain, but it’s the best way to thaw the cubes so that they don’t get too hot for baby and the best way to preserve the nutrients in the food that you worked hard to make!

Be sure to test the thawed peas to be sure that they are not too hot before feeding them to your baby.

And that’s how you make homemade peas baby food!

Now the only thing left to do is to serve it to your little one:) I hope they enjoy it as much as you enjoy giving your baby the healthiest food possible! 

 

Baby Food Recipes

 

For additional baby food recipes be sure to read:

How to Make Broccoli Baby Food

How to Make Apple Baby Food

How to Make Zucchini Baby Food

How to Make Spinach Baby Food

How to make Green Bean Baby Food

How to Make Sweet Potato Baby Food

How to Make Avocado Baby Food

How to Make Carrot Baby Food

How to Make Butternut Squash Baby Food

How to Make Plum Baby Food

How to Make Banana Baby Food

How to Make Pear Baby Food

 

Pea Baby Food Recipe

Peas Baby Food

Peas Baby Food

Give your baby super nutritious peas baby food! It's easy to make and oh so healthy!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • Organic Peas
  • Filtered or RO Water

Instructions

Rinse peas well before beginning. 

Once your peas have been thoroughly washed, and before you can turn your peas into puree for baby, you need to cook them. 

I recommend steaming peas to preserve nutrients. Steam peas for approximately 8-10 minutes.

Rinse peas well before beginning. 

Once your peas have been thoroughly washed, and before you can turn your peas into puree for baby, you need to cook them. 

I recommend steaming peas to preserve nutrients. Steam peas for approximately 8-10 minutes.

Next add peas to a blender to puree them.

I usually fill mine about 1/3 full at a time and blend in batches to help speed the process up. You may also need to add a little water at this time.

If you want to add back in some of the nutrients that were lost during steaming you can use the water that you used to steam the peas. Just be sure that you use a good quality filtered or RO water when you steam them.

Start with a few tablespoons of water as you can always add more. If the peas get too thick it will not blend well. So keep stopping and scraping down the sides of the blender as needed and adding water until all the peas are smooth and well blended. 

You want it to be somewhat thick and not runny, so don't add too much water. You basically only want to add as much water as is needed to help the blender out. Otherwise the peas will just stick to the sides and won't fall down to the blades. 

Once all the peas are blended to a super smooth consistency you have baby food! Yep, it's that easy!