Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Pretty Pretty Peas

Posted by 3 years ago 6 Comments

I never understood people’s aversion to peas. I blame the brownish mush that comes in cans. Fresh and even frozen peas are so vibrant and tasty. My Little Guy has always loved them. He even eats them frozen out of the bag when I’m cooking!

Will his younger brother share this love? Find out in my newest Baby Food Adventure…

I always keep a few bags peas in the freezer.

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Simply add some boiling water. It brings the peas to the perfect temperature when starting with frozen.

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Puree

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I used too much water, my peas were runny. You could simply add more peas, but I was all out. Instead I…

Baby Food: Peas Step 4

Mixed it a bit of baby oatmeal to thicken.

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Taste Test Time!
He was really hungry so he already had a few bites of oatmeal. Time for something new!

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His expression DEFINITELY changed.

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The Verdict?
NOT HAPPY! This was the first time he reacted like this to ANYTHING he’s tried. I know this sounds bad, but it was hysterical!

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I thought MAYBE mixing in a little dry formula would add a familiar taste and and sweeten them up a little. So I tried that.

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His response…

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NOT GONNA HAVE IT.
Well, that didn’t work. Last attempt….

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It Worked!
The applesauce added a familiar texture and flavor. Just a little swirled in and he loved it!

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All done!
I mean REALLY loved it!

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Happy Full Baby!
He was so content after that meal and even though he wouldn’t eat the peas straight up he had a very well rounded bowl of peas, oatmeal, applesauce, and formula.

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I stored the rest. Even though he doesn’t like it straight up, it makes a great addition to his meals. Plus you never know he may come around. Baby’s tastes change regularly.

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The Future Looks Bright!
He’s already coming around! ;)

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    Amanda

    October 13, 2011

    Aww this is super cute! Reply

    Amy @ A Little Nosh

    October 13, 2011

    That jarred stuff is so nasty. We tried it and my son ate it, but the smell and look made me gag. Once I started making my own baby food, I made him peas and it was such a difference! For both of us. He loved them, and I wasn't gagging from the smell anymore. Reply

    Candace

    October 13, 2011

    I just wanted to share with you that I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! You inspire me to be a better cook and mom! Jesus loves you! Reply

    Kim

    October 13, 2011

    Way stinkin' CUTE! I LOVE the look on his face at the end HOLDING the jar! :O) Reply

    Bre

    November 17, 2011

    Can you freeze pureed pees? Reply

    roni

    November 18, 2011

    Yup! Some people use ice cube trays for single servings. Reply