Baby Food Recipes with Sweet Potato

sweet potato baby food recipes

Being a parent is not an easy task. One has to take care of everything related to the baby when one is a parent. One of the primary concerns of parents remains regarding the food that will be served to the babies. Given the fact that a child needs proper nourishment from the very beginning of his life, parents have to be very cautious about selecting food for their babies.

This proves to be a rather difficult job as babies often do not want to eat what the parents try to feed them. It is, therefore, necessary for the parents to come up with new recipes to make sure that the babies eat right.

In this article, we talk about introducing the sweet potato to your baby’s diet and we give you 3 easy and tasty recipes for homemade baby food. 

The recipes in this article:

Recipe 1 – Sweet potato and Carrots
Recipe 2 – Sweet potato and Chicken
Recipe 3 – Sweet potato, Cauliflower, and peas

You might also be interested in our recipes with chickpeas, rice or lentils

When can a baby eat sweet potato?

You can introduce sweet potatoes into the baby’s diet around 6 months of age. This is around the same time you can introduce the most solid foods into a baby’s diet.

We recommend that you consult with your baby’s pediatrician on introducing solid foods as generalities may not apply to your infant.

Preparation

Make sure your kitchen is clean and you have all the kitchen tools you need, like a knife, vegetable peeler, a cutting board, and a blender. If you want to preserve and freeze some portions, make sure you have some food storage containers or ice cube forms at hand.

Recipe 1: Sweet potato and carrot (age 4-6 months+)

This is a baby food with sweet potato dish where the carrot mixed in helps to grow better eyesight for the baby as carrots contain Vitamin A.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Sweet potato
  • 2 Carrots
  • 2 Tablespoons of vegetable stock or water

Using vegetable stock will make the dish more nutrient. However, you can use plain water as well if you think adding vegetable stock will make the dish too heavy for your baby.

Instructions:

Step 1 – To cook sweet potato and carrot puree, first of all, you have to grate the carrots and the sweet potatoes into small pieces.

Step 2 – Thereafter, put them in a saucepan and boil them till their hardness vanishes and they turn rather soft.

Step 3 – Cool the boiled ingredients. After that, put them in a blender and blend them together.

Step 4 – After you have successfully blended the boiled sweet potato and the carrot successfully, pour the blend in a bowl.

Step 5 – Start pouring the vegetable stock or normal water. Add water and keep stirring the blend.

Step 6 – Pour water until the mixture of sweet potato and carrots reach the level of thinness that you think will suit the baby.

Once done, cool it down and feed your baby this delicious dish.

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Recipe 2: Sweet potato and chicken (age 8 months+)

Given the ingredients of this dish, it can be said without a doubt that this item is full of nutrients. It will help your baby to build a stronger body.

Ingredients:

  • 100gm Minced chicken
  • 1 Sweet potato
  • 2 Cups of water

Instructions:

Step 1 – As the first step, you have to cook the chicken and the sweet potato. To make it easily digestive for your baby, make sure you boil the chicken till it turns very soft.

Step 2 – After the boiling of the chicken is done, put it in a mixture grinder along with the cooked potatoes and the chicken broth.

Step 3 – Keep blending the mixture until it thickens to your desired level. However, if you find the dish too thick then you can add some hot water to make it thinner.

The baby food mentioned above, with sweet potato dishes, are easy to cook and tasty in nature. So if your baby is creating a fuss over eating regular foods try these recipes and feed your baby seamlessly.

Recipe 3: Sweet potato, cauliflower, and peas (age 6-8 months+)

This meal is healthy, nutritious and a perfect baby food dinner recipe. Cauliflower can cause gas, so this might not be the best ingredient to start with when introducing solid foods to your baby. When you start introducing cauliflower to your baby, see how he/she responds. If it causes gas and cramps, stop giving cauliflower for a while. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 sweet potato
  • A few cauliflower florets
  • 2 Tablespoons peas

Instructions:

Step 1 – Peel the sweet potato and chop it in pieces.

Step 2 – Add the sweet potato and the cauliflower florets to a cooking pot with boiling water and cook them together for 15-20 minutes.

Step 3 – You can add the peas to the cooking pot in the last 2-3 minutes. Pour off the water and add the sweet potato, cauliflower, and the peas to a blender and blend until it is a smooth mixture.

You can feed your baby the mixture once it cooled down a bit or pour it into the food storage containers to freeze them.

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Feeding guide for sweet potato

 

4 months

6-8 months

9 months

10 months

11-12 months

No. of tbs per portion

1-2

2-3

2-3

2-3

No. of feedings

per day

2

2

2

2

Keep in mind that this guide applies to sweet potato and will no longer be applicable if you add other ingredients like meats of example. 

We recommend that you consult with your baby’s pediatrician on introducing solid foods as generalities may not apply to your infant.

Are these recipes freezable?

You should store your batch of sweet potato baby meals in a refrigerator using an airtight container for up to a period of 72 hours.

You can freeze this baby food into different portions by employing ice cubes as the recipe can be prepared to make around 5-10 servings.

 

Which kitchen tools to use

In order to prepare these baby food recipes, you will need the following kitchen tools:

  • Knife

  • Tablespoon

  • Vegetable peeler

  • Cutting board

  • Cooking pot

  • Blender or food processor

  • Food storage containers or an ice cube form

Nutritional benefits

Parents can easily make tasty dishes with the help of sweet potatoes. It is delicious as well as maintains the nourishment quotient. It can be said without a doubt that if the parents can prepare baby food with sweet potato properly then they will not have to face any fuss while making the babies eat. The babies will find the dishes delicious to eat and they will also be served with the right nutrients. The main benefits of preparing baby food with sweet potato are that sweet potatoes are good in calories, they boost the immunity power of the babies, and they prevent anemia as well.

However, the only thing you have to check before serving your child baby food with sweet potato is if your baby is allergic to sweet potato. Though most of the babies are not allergic to sweet potatoes it is better to look out for any sign of allergy before continuing to make the baby eat recipes made with sweet potatoes. Just make sure that your baby is more than six months old before you start serving him sweet potatoes.

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