Plan on starting your baby with a small serving of just 2 tablespoons. As they start to eat more, increase the serving size to 1/4 cup. This recipe makes 1 1/2 cups so, there is plenty to freeze future meals.
- One 10 oz. package frozen peas
- You can feel good about using frozen peas for this silky, sweet puree. Since they are picked and frozen at the height of freshness, frozen fruits and vegetables are just as nutritious as their fresh counterparts. Be sure to buy frozen produce with no additional ingredients For a perfectly smooth puree, opt for a blender.
- Once you’ve successfully fed your baby just sweet peas, add in a flavour kick with 1 1/2 teaspoons of chopped fresh basil the next time you make this
- Defrost the peas according to package directions. Drain off all but 1 to 2 tablespoons of water.
- Transfer the peas and water to a blender. Blend until you get the desired consistency for your baby, adding a tablespoon or more water to the blender if needed to help it blend.
If you find that your baby doesn’t like a certain purée, don’t give up. Try again in a week or two, or mix it with a purée that you know your baby eats.
Try adding a few simple finger foods to your baby’s try such as Cheerios, cooked beans, or small chunks of soft fruit. Chances are your baby won’t eat much of these foods yet, but eating with their hands is an important skill to begin practicing.
It’s also time to introduce a sippy cup. Serve just a splash of water, breast milk, or formula at each meal.