3 Easy Homemade Sweet Potato Recipes For Your Baby

When it comes to raising my baby girl, one of the things that gives me great pleasure is that fact that I make her homemade foods.  I know that I am providing her with the best nutrition possible and I know what her baby food comes from and what ingredients it contains.  Plus, all her food is made with LOVE.  Sweet potatoes was one of the first foods she tried but didn't like. A few weeks later she loved it.  

 Sweet potatoes are one of the best first foods for a baby.  In fact it is so versatile that it can be used at anytime and can be mixed with other veggies.  Sweet potatoes come from the root family of vegetables and distantly related to potatoes.  They are have vitamin A, calcium, magnesium, vitamin B-6, iron, vitamin C and are rich in the antioxidant, beta-carotene. 

Sweet Potato Recipes for Babies

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Sweet Potato Puree for Babies

Sweet Potato Puree + 6 months

Sweet potato puree is so easy to make!  If this is the first time giving your baby sweet potato I would suggest starting with one small, peeled sweet potato.  Just wash, peel, chop into cubes or slices and boil until tender.  Let cool and blend into a puree.  A small sweet potato should make about 3-4 servings. 

  Sweet Potato and Apple Puree + 9 months

1 peeled and corded organic red apple (cut into squares)
1 small peeled sweet potato (cut into squares)
Optional – dash of cinnamon

After peeling the apple and sweet potato, cut into cubes and boil until both are tender.  Let cool and blend together.  Add some of the boiled water for more of a thinner consistency.  At this point you can also add a dash of cinnamon if older than 9 months.                                                                      

Sweet Potato, Corn and Peas Puree or Mash +9 months

1 small peeled sweet potato (cut into squares)
1/2 cup of organic sweet corn
1/2 of organic green peas (frozen)
Optional – dash of basil or turmeric

Peel the sweet potato, cut into squares and boil all three together.  Cook until tender, let cool and blend.  You can add a tiny bit of basil or turmeric if older than 9 months.  

These are all so easy to make, healthy and believe me you will feel satisfied that you cooked something yourself and were able to feed your baby a healthy meal.  Enjoy!  Please share and comment below!