Can my baby eat Beans

From +6 months

Are beans healthy for children?

Beans come in different varieties but all of them are nutritional powerhouses and should definitely be a part of your baby's diet from the start. Many of them contain plenty of healthy fats, protein, fiber, iron, zinc and other vitamins and minerals. Black-eyed peas are one of the most nutritious kinds. But also butter beans or lima beans, kidney beans, cannellini beans or edamame beans (these last ones are from soy so they are a common allergen).
Since beans are rich in iron, try to serve them with foods that are rich in vitamin C, such as tomatoes, bell peppers or even citrus fruits to increase iron intake.

How to serve beans

You can go for dried or canned beans. If you used the dried ones, soak them overnight and cook until soft. The canned ones you can just give a rinse and use straight away.
If you serve beans or peas as a finger food, crush them a bit before serving them, so it becomes easier to chew.
Serve them by themselves or in a soup. You can make a fresh herb salad with them or mash them into a puree.

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