Sweet Potato Puree, A Perfect First Food For Baby
Sweet potatoes make an awesome first baby food puree for your baby. They are naturally sweet and have a creamy texture that your baby will enjoy. Plus they can be mixed with many other fruits and vegetables for you to experiment with tastes and textures with your little one.
Sweet Potato Puree - First Food For Baby
4 - 6
3 cups of sweet potato, peeled and diced into small cubes
⅛ teaspoon of ground nutmeg or mild curry powder (optional)
½ cup of breast milk or formula
Peel and cut the sweet potato into small cubes;
Use the steaming function on your steamer blender, steam for approximately 10 - 12 minutes or until tender;
Take out the basket(s) and remove the water;
Place the soft sweet potato (and optional nutmeg or mild curry powder) into the jug and blend, adding small amounts of breast milk or formula until the desired consistency is met (smooth for younger babies);
Portion into your reusable food pouches;
Serve with a food pouch spoon!
Sweet potatoes should be at the top of your list when it comes to introducing solid foods to your baby. The nutritional value of sweet potatoes is extremely high, and the sweet taste makes it a food that your baby will love.
Sweet potatoes are high in beta-carotene as well as the mineral, potassium which regulates the balance of fluids in the body and also plays a critical role in maintaining a healthy blood pressure. They also contain Vitamin E, calcium, folate, and plenty of other vitamins and minerals. Thanks to their high fibre content, sweet potatoes help support a healthy digestive tract and promote regular bowel movements for your baby.
Best for babies aged +6 months, but not before 4 months
This puree can be kept in the fridge for 3-4 days, or it can be frozen for up to 4 months