I can't believe it has taken me this long to do a green bean recipe for you guys. Green beans should be a staple to any babies first food offerings because they are beyond yummy and mild for the babies pallet. And when steamed with parsley they are a gourmet treat for both babies and grown-ups.
Green beans seem to be the underdogs of the vegetable world. They are served at most families big gatherings [usual covered in some type of cheese, condensed soap or another not-so-good-for-you treat but not a so called healthy dish by any means] and alongside other main dishes from time to time. But they don't have the fan clubs that super star veggies like Kale, Spinach or Heirloom Tomatoes have. They are not a fad diet vegetable. They are not flashy. They don't shout from the roof tops about how amazing they are.
But maybe they should.
Because they are a rockstar vegetable. Loaded with calcium, Manganese, Vitamin K and C, these long thin beans can also prevent a large number of conditions including Alzheimer's, atherosclerosis, diabetic heart disease, colon cancer, asthma, arthritis, acne and ear infections. That sounds pretty rockstar to me!
So while you are whipping up a batch of this amazing baby puree, steam some extra for the rest of your family. They will thank you, I am sure.
Green Beans + Parsley
1 handful or roughly 1 cup Organic Green Beans
1 tsp dried Parsley
1/4 - 1/2 cup water, breast milk or stock
Wash green beans. Place green beans in steamer and sprinkle parsley over beans. Steam for 8 minutes. Let cool slightly and then place in blender or food processor. Add 1/4-1/2 cup liquid and puree until you get desired consistency.
Will last 4 days in fridge or 2 months in freezer.