3 Health Veggie Purees for Kids

You don’t have to be a master in the kitchen to make your own baby food. While convenient, commercial baby foods lose vitamins and nutrients during processing and a lot of the “yumminess” that can make your baby excited to try new foods and combinations. Here are three simple recipes to introduce to your baby:


* Carrot Purees:


  • 2 bags organic frozen green beans

  • Water for pureeing (use as much as you need for the consistency you want! start with 6oz and work your way up).



  1. Drain green beans and place in blender with water.

  2. Puree until smooth.

  3. Pour into ice cube trays, allow to cool, wrap/cover, and freeze.

  4. Place the green beans in a steamer and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until tender.

  5. Thaw in the fridge the night before use, or thaw by putting the ice cube in a bowl over a bowl of hot water on the counter to defrost.


* Green Bean Puree: 


  • 1 pound of fresh green beans


1. Clean & snap green beans (Skip if using frozen.)

2. Steam until tender

3. Place into your choice of appliance for pureeing and begin pureeing. Use a sieve if needed to get rid of the hulls.

4.Add water as necessary to achieve a smooth, thin consistency


5. Prepare frozen green beans (watch for salt) according to package directions

6.Follow Steps 3 and 4


* Banana Puree   

Ingredients: 1 small banana   


  1. Peel a small banana and mash with a fork.

  2. During the first stages of weaning, add a little milk if necessary to thin down the consistency and add a familiar taste.