Natural Baby Bites: Sweet Pea Puree

Yes, peas! Introduce green to your little one early on with this sweet and simple pea puree.

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Peas can be introduced to your baby around 6-8 months, and are a great source of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.* It is best to purchase fresh peas, and as with all fruits and veggies, wash thoroughly before cooking them. Once you are prepped and ready to roll, get to the recipe.


  • If using fresh, cook peas by steaming them in a steamer basket, with a bit of water.
  • If using frozen peas, cook according to package instructions.
  • Once tender, place in blender with a bit of water to thin the mash out.
  • Add more or less water, depending on the consistency you want.
  • To rid of remaining skin, you can strain the mash.
  • Check temperature and feed your cutie!

Remember, your babe’s stomach is adjusting and getting used to new foods. When introducing pea puree, they may only eat 1-2 tablespoons before getting full. That’s okay! You may also want to wait a few days before introducing a new and exciting puree. Yes, we know you are excited about this, but refrain! It is much easier to pinpoint a reaction to a food when there is only one in play. Over time, he or she will be able to eat more, and may enjoy a chunkier version for a new texture (around 1 year).

Overall, enjoy the moment, and feel proud that you are giving your baby the natural, wholesome food they need to grow.

*Always speak with your pediatrician about your baby’s diet, of course.

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