Choosing and trying foods for your baby can be stressful for a health concious mum. There are lots of foods out there but some of them have questionable health benefits.
Green peas like many fruits and vegetables have health benefits that are good for your baby.
1. Green peas contain vitamin C which is good for building your baby’s immune system.
2. It also has a good source of folic acid.
3. Green peas are very low in cholesterol and even helps to fight cholesterol levels.
4. Peas also contain vitamin K and A.g
Peas are typically recommended for introduction into a baby’s diet between 6-8 months old. Some starts at 4 months. it is recommended that you thoroughly discuss any feeding issues with your pediatrician.
To prepare :
1: Always remember to wash hands with soap and water.
2: Place fresh peas into a steamer basket in a pan with just enough water to slightly show through in the basket.
3: Steam or boil until very tender.
4: Reserve any left over water to use for thinning out the peas. Or you can add breastmilk to it.
5: Let it sit for a while to cool down then blend.
Pea skins are rather difficult to completely puree. Using a blender rather than a food processor or stick mixer might be better as well.
6: transfer them into the small baby containers. Freeze them. It can be freeze for a month but I prefer one week.
7: thaw overnight if you want to feed baby…simply take out the food, thaw and then reheat.It’s ok to microwave food in a mug or a pyrex bowl. Please don’t use plastic bowl to warm food it causes cancer. or boil hot water and leave container in it till food is warm enough for baby. Or on the stove, not for long.
By Maame Tiwaa Dadson