Thursday, December 8, 2011

Homemade Sweet Potato Baby Food

For those of you that emailed me about homemade baby food, here's an easy dish to get started. 

Homemade Sweet Potato Baby Food

Start with a sweet potato.  Naturally.

Peel that thang.

Cut up in small pieces and put in microwave-safe bowl with a lid. 
(Look!  All that wedding-gifted-Corningware comes in use!)

Don't forget to pour a little water in there, maybe 1/4 cup. 

Zap in Microwave about 10 minutes, until potatoes are cooked.

Put cooked potatoes in Blender with some Mommy Milk - either fresh from the source or formula.  I use about 4-5 oz with one potato.

Also - if there's any water left in your bowl, add that too, since it contains some tasty vitamins and nutrients from your potatoes. 

Puree until it reaches the texture you want. 

Voila!  SIX servings of baby food from one 99 cent sweet potato. 

Easy to put in the fridge or freeze.
(I usually only keep homemade baby food in the fridge for 3 days; otherwise I freeze it.  Note:  when thawing your sweet potatoes, you'll probably need to add some water to it when stirring to give it the whipped texture again, because it tends to freeze lumpy.)

P.S.  Those containers have snazzy green lids too.  I picked them up at Buy Buy Baby, and it came with 2 trays of 4 containers for like $8.99. 

And the crowd goes wild!
Another satisfied customer in Chef Smith's Kitchen.

Honestly, H, it didn't take that long to fix - about 20 minutes total.
You don't have to be dramatic and try to eat your foot.

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