Truth be told, peas are the only veggies I skipped making for my twins. After reading about the “skins” not pureeing well, I opted to buy the jars. So this is my 1st attempt at pureeing peas and while a little bit more time consuming, I’ll let you be the judge.
My go-to markets for produce: Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. And my 1st choice is always organic. It helps me sleep a lil better at night
My twins LOVE these peas and so far baby #3 does too!
Boil a 1/4 cup of water for half a bag. When your water comes to a boil, place half a bag of peas into your pot. Cover and lower your heat to a simmer for 5-6 minutes. Then drain the peas but make sure you save the water. There are lots of nutrients in the water so we’ll be using that to puree the peas.
After the peas + the water have cooled, you can begin pureeing. Depending on the appliance you are using…I placed half of the steamed peas into my bullet with some of the water. Now how much water depends on your appliance. You will find that if you do not use enough water, the blade will have some difficulty pureeing the food. If that happens, just add a bit more water.
For Stage 1 food, this is what you are aiming for.
My baby is almost 7 months and while I’m sure she can handle some of the “skins”, I chose to strain the whole thing.
You’d be surprised to see how much skin was left.
You are now ready to portion out and freeze your peas.
Half a bag of frozen peas yielded approximately 11 ounces of pureed Stage 1 baby food.
Next on the list: carrots!