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just spinach, zucchini & peas purée

By BabyFoodE

just spinach, zucchini & peas purée
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This crisp green baby food purée has a smooth and subtle flavor that will please even the pickiest of eaters.

When my youngest daughter was around 8 months old, she refused to eat any pea purée that I put in front of her. She went from loving her pea purées to clamping her lips down so tight I thought she might actually hurt herself whenever she saw anything resembling pea purée come near her. She meant business, and that business was closed for peas.

I tried everything I could think of – peas and apples, peas and mangos (not a good combination by the way), peas and broccoli. None of them worked.

It wasn’t until I finally mixed it with zucchini that she would eat it again. Believe it or not, zucchinis have a super mild flavor when they are gently steamed, so serving it with just a couple of pureéed peas gave her (and me) the confidence to start eating them again.

Just Spinach, Zucchini & Peas Beech-Nut Naturals Copycat Purée

  • 1 cup zucchini, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup spinach
  • 1/4 peas

Instructions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a boil.
  2. Place a steamer basket over the boiling water and add in the zucchini, cover and steam for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the spinach and the peas on top of the zucchini, cover and steam for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Let cool slightly. Reserve steamer water.
  5. Transfer all of the ingredients to a blender or food processor and puree on high speed for 1 minute. If purée is too thick, add in reserved water, breast milk or formula in 1/4 cup increments until you reach your desired consistency.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Age: From about 6 months of age
Yield: 6-8 ounces
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Storage: Store in an air-tight container in fridge for 3 days or in freezer for 3 months