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How to Cook Frozen Peaches for Babies

By Sara Ipatenco

Peaches are a nutritious source of vitamins and minerals, such as fiber and vitamin A, and are a healthy addition to your baby's diet. Your baby may enjoy the flavor of peaches, and frozen peaches can make it easier and more convenient for you to prepare this food, particularly if peaches are not in season. Choose frozen peaches that do not include added sugar to keep your baby's food as pure and nutritious as possible.

Open your bag of frozen peaches and use a sharp knife to cut the peaches into small pieces. Thaw the peaches for a few minutes if they are too hard to slice.

Place the chopped pieces of frozen peaches into a medium-sized saucepan.

Cover the frozen peaches with cool water.

Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the water to a boil.

Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook the frozen peaches until they are very soft.

Drain the water out of the saucepan using a strainer or colander and cool the peaches slightly.

Place the cooled peaches into your blender and puree them until they are smooth. Add a bit of water, formula or breast milk to achieve a thin and smooth consistency.

Place the pureed peaches into individual storage containers and store them in the refrigerator until they are ready to serve.

Tips

If your baby enjoys the taste of pureed frozen peaches, try adding additional fruits to the peaches to offer your little one new tastes and textures. Pureed pears, apples or bananas pair well with pureed peaches and also boost the nutrition of your baby's fruit as well. Add other frozen fruits, such as blueberries or raspberries, to the saucepan with the frozen peaches for a different taste and texture. Add spices to your baby's peaches rather than sugar. Sugar is not healthy for your baby even though it can enhance the flavor of her food. Sprinkle in cinnamon, cloves or ginger to add flavor to your baby's peaches without decreasing the nutritional value of the fruit.

Warnings

Do not boil your peaches for too long because they will get mushy and will begin to lose their nutritional value. Cool the peaches completely before offering them to your baby to help avoid burns to her lips and the inside of her mouth.

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