First Baby Food: Peas


Peas make a great first baby food. This is an easy recipe that's great for busy moms and dads to make ahead and freeze. This can be used with other first foods for your baby. Apples or pears are fun or even green beans. Make sure it is mild enough for your baby's developing digestive system.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins


  • 3 cups frozen peas

  • ½ cup breast milk


  1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add peas, cover, and steam until tender, about 15 minutes.

  2. Place peas and breast milk in a blender or food processor; puree until creamy. Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any lumps.

  3. Spread pea mixture into an ice cube tray; cover with plastic wrap and freeze until solid, 2 to 3 hours. Transfer frozen cubes to a resealable plastic bag and store in the freezer.

  4. To serve, heat cubes in the microwave for about 30 seconds until warm but not hot. Stir thoroughly.


You can use fresh peas instead of frozen ones if you have them. You can also substitute formula or water for breast milk.

Store frozen cubes in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

47 Calories
1g Fat
8g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 47
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 36mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 9mg 43%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 120mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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