Post # 1
I’ve been making my daughter’s food and I’d love to offer her bell peppers. I’m just not sure how to prepare them. I thought I would remove the pits and veins and then steam and puree them, but should I remove the skin before pureeing? In which case, would it be better to sear them over an open flame so that the skin is easy to remove?
Post # 3
If you puree them I think it should be fine, I want to say alot of the vitamins could be in the skin. but I was actually interested in homemade babyfood as being a healthy and cheaper alternative to the pre-packaged kind. Do you know of a good recipe website or book?
Post # 4
Thanks. I’ll see what else I can find. One website said to remove the skins, so I wasn’t sure.
Here’s where I get most of my recipes: http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/
But speak with your pediatrician. Mine said I can give my daughter anything that can be pureed, minus honey. So that’s what I’m using as a guide. Besides oatmeal and multigrain cereal (I skipped the rice cereal because I didn’t think it had any real nutritional value), so far she’s had peas, broccoli, avocado, sweet potatoes, bananas, prunes, apples, mangoes, and yogurt.
Post # 5
Well I guess thats what people are saying then it might be best? Maybe just puree one and see?
Post # 6
this is new… haven’t heard of feeding babies bell pepper…. do you mean straight bell pepper or meals with bell pepper in them…. they aren’t spicy….. can’t wait to see your response posts