Delicious Green beans Baby Food Recipes

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  Recipes

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.

The Nutritious Green Beans Baby Food

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.

Selecting and Storing Green Beans

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.

Easy Green Beans Baby Food Recipes - Basic Green Beans Puree

Ingredients:

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.

Green beans and Asparagus puree (7 months+)

  • 4 fresh asparagus spears cut into 1 cm pieces
  • 50g frozen green beans, thawed and diced
  • A knob of butter
Directions:

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.

Green beans and Chicken pasta bake (12 months +)

Ingredients:
  • 70g frozen green beans, thawed and diced
  • 120g chicken breast, cut into small pieces (about 1/4 inch pieces)
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tablespoon diced brown onion
  • 50g small pasta shapes, uncooked
  • 1 Tablespoon flour (I used organic flour)
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 Teaspoon mild curry powder
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 20g cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3 Tablespoons mashed potatoes
  • 1 1/4 cups homemade chicken stock or water
Directions:
  1. Boil the pasta according to the instructions provided on the packet. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat in pan; Saute onions until soft and fragrant. Add garlic and curry powder, stirring for about 1 minute; Add the chicken, carrots and the diced green beans, cook for 5 minutes then add flour and combined carefully; Add chicken stock and cook uncovered on medium for 5 minutes or until chicken is completely cooked through.
  3. Combine the pasta with the green beans and chicken sauce; spoon mixture into 3 ramekin dishes. Cover each dish with a tablespoon of mashed potatoes and sprinkle with cheese.
  4. Bake at 180 degrees Celcius for 18 to 20 minutes. Cool slightly before serving.