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Homemade Baby Food Recipes: Green Bean Puree


So for the record, Layla wasn’t a huge fan of green beans when I first made them for her. She’d gag, cough, make faces… it was actually kind of entertaining even though she wasn’t very happy with me for giving her green beans šŸ™‚

But green beans are so great for babies! They are rich in vitamin A and fiber, and they’re a green veggie which helps get babies used to not-so-sweet things. I’d recommend using organic frozen green beans for this recipe – it’s the easiest prep and clean-up wise.

My trick for getting Layla to eat green beans: mixing them with whole milk organic yogurt! It sounds gross, but for some reason she loves it.

Homemade Baby Food Recipes: Green Bean Puree

1 ice cube = 1oz of food!


  • 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. Place the green beans in a steamer and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Drain green beans and place in blender with water.
  3. Puree until smooth.
  4. Pour into ice cube trays, allow to cool, wrap/cover, and freeze.
  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.


Spice up your baby's food! Try green beans with garlic powder, or mix with yogurt.


2 responses to “Homemade Baby Food Recipes: Green Bean Puree”

  1. Hello, thanks for sharing! My daughter is about to start solids few weeks from now. One question tho, how long can I keep a puree in the freezer?

    • Hi! No problem at all! You can keep the purees in the freezer for up to 6 months (as long as they are not mixed with breastmilk before they are frozen!) We used our purees a lot faster than that, but 6 months is the limit šŸ™‚ Let me know if you have any other questions!

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