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Green Beans Baby Food
Green beans, yet another great food to add to your baby's menu from 6 months. Green beans are a good source of vitamins and minerals and will make an excellent addition to your baby's diet.
Green beans can be bought fresh or frozen. You can cook green beans in a lot of different ways; they can be stirfried, steamed or boiled in as little water as possible or simply incorporated into your baby's favorite casserole recipe. As with all foods, we recommend the 4 - day waiting rule when you introduce green beans baby food to your baby.
Note: Some babies may get gas/wind from eating green beans.
Green beans baby food will provide your baby with excellent amounts of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a very powerful antioxidant and will help protect your baby from catching the common cold and other infections and even speedup your baby's healing.
And there is more! Green beans are also an excellent source of vitamin K (helps with the bloods coagulating abilities) and vitamin A. They also contain, folic acid, iron, potassium, calcium (calcium is good for the development of strong bones and teeth) and dietary fiber.
I almost always use frozen green beans unless I grow my own organic green beans; if you do come across fresh green beans at the grocery store, local fresh vegetable market or farm, and then here are a few tips to help you pick only the freshest and healthiest looking green beans.
Fresh green beans should be firm and should have an unwrinkled nice fresh and crisp looking skin (no bruises) with a lovely green color. Leave the limp, soft bruised ones behind. You can store green beans in the crisper center/bin of your refrigerator.
I recommend cooking and freezing your green beans as soon as possible after purchasing them as the nutritional quality of all fresh vegetables decreases with time.
As much green beans as you wish to prepare.Method:
Top and tail the green beans and wash; steam until soft, mix to a nice puree. Serve.
Steam the green beans and asparagus for 6 minutes or until soft. Puree the vegetables and add the butter and swirl to coat. Serve with pureed cook chicken or beef.