Green Beans (Part 1: Recipe & Prep)

Our 4 day trial period of Carrots has come to an end (sad face!).  The time has come to move on to Green Beans.

So as Abigail and Travis read the paper on Saturday morning, I ventured into the kitchen to prepare some Green Bean Puree (since Abby wasn’t too sure what to do with a whole green bean).

The recipe (yet again) is simple and the only ingredient you need is a bag of green beans (1 lb.) – as usual, I found some Organic Green Beans at Trader Joe’s for less than $2.00:

Step 1: Snap (or cut) the ends off the green beans, chop the green beans into smaller pieces, and rinse.

Step 2: Place rinsed green beans into a steamer basket (or in this case, an old school steamer at KiKi’s house)

Step 3: Steam until very tender (which took ~20 minutes).  Reserve leftover water for thinning out beans.

Step 4: Place into your favorite pureeing appliance (typically my Magic Bullet but this weekend, I used a Cuisinart) and puree away!  Green bean skins are difficult to completely puree, so make sure you give ’em enough time in the blender/food processor.

Step 5 (if desired): Push the green beans through a sieve or mesh strainer to get rid of any remaining skins (I did this because I found another fun tool in my Mom’s kitchen to test out. It made for some smooooooooooth green bean puree.

Stay tuned for Part 2: Testing

Here are some resources for you if you’d like to learn more about Starting Solids:

  1. Starting Solids (General Guidelines)
  2. PDF: Sample Schedule for Starting Solids
  3. Storing Baby Food (using ice cube trays)

Have fun and as always, let me know if you have any questions!


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  1. August 24, 2011

    […] There’s a reason I postponed Part 2 of Green Beans (see Part 1: Recipe & Prep here)… […]

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