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How to Make Homemade Baby Food Peas

How to Make Homemade Baby Food Peas
Peas make nutritious baby food.

When your baby starts to eat solid food, peas are a good choice to add to her diet. Full of protein, calcium, vitamins A and C and iron, peas are both tasty and nutritious. When you prepare them properly, peas take on a creamy consistency, perfect for little mouths and tummies. Because peas have a skin that separates from the vegetable when you cook them, straining to remove the skins will make them more digestible. With basic kitchen items and a little time, you can make baby food peas for your child in your own kitchen.

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Step 1

Shell and wash fresh peas thoroughly in cold running water, or remove a measure of peas from the freezer.

Step 2

Place the peas in the cooking pot with just enough water to cover them. Bring the peas to a boil. Cover the pot with the lid.

Step 3

Cook the peas until they are tender. Remove the peas from the boiling water, and place them in the bowl of cod water to stop the cooking process.

Step 4

Remove the peas from the cold water. Place the peas in a food processor, and puree them until they are smooth.

Step 5

Place the pureed peas in the strainer. Mash the peas through the strainer with the back of the spoon to remove any remaining bits of pea skin.

Step 6

Rub a little of the mashed peas between your fingers to judge the consistency. Add more water to thin the puree out, if necessary.

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