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Homemade Baby Food: Green Beans

I make my baby food and have no problems with anything but green beans. They always turn out watery and looking weird. Its kind of hard to describe. Any tips on making them look more like smooth baby food so my daughter will enjoy them more?

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ABPeterson

Asked by ABPeterson at 12:25 PM on May. 5, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • haven't tried them yet. Do you stem them.. seems like that might work
    Mommy2seven

    Answer by Mommy2seven at 12:32 PM on May. 5, 2009

  • I always bought canned ones. I couldn't get fresh or frozen to turn out right. I just pureed no salt canned green beans in my food processor. My son loved them. I found that some stuff is better frozen, some fresh and some canned. I had to experiment
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:37 PM on May. 5, 2009

  • add some baby cereal to it..it will thickin them a little
    RhiannonHunt

    Answer by RhiannonHunt at 12:38 PM on May. 5, 2009

  • This is the one vegetable that I don't like, so I never made them. For greens: pureed spinach, pureed zucchini, avocado.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 1:33 PM on May. 5, 2009

  • I've had the same problem with them!! I was thinking about waiting and trying to introduce them as a finger food.
    gypsymama532

    Answer by gypsymama532 at 1:42 PM on May. 5, 2009

  • Use a food mill instead of a processor/blender.
    Avarah

    Answer by Avarah at 1:55 PM on May. 5, 2009

  • I didn't have the greatest luck with Green beans either... they turned out kind of chunky and watery too.... thankfully my son didn't mind that they were chunky and I added some rice when I was ready to feed them to soak up the water.
    After that I just bought jarred green beans! (I also bought jarred Peas because I had trouble with the skins on those)
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 2:08 PM on May. 5, 2009

  • I always mixed them with another green vegetable... spinach or broccoli. But green beans aren't the most vitamin filled, so you can skip them altogether until they can eat well-cooked ones as a finger food.
    EmilySusan

    Answer by EmilySusan at 2:43 PM on May. 5, 2009

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