Sweet Potatoes (Part 1: Recipe & Prep)

Thanks to some recommendations I received last week after subjecting Abigail to a few days of Green Bean hell, I tackled a sweet (and well received) treat: Sweet Potatoes.

The recipe is simple and the only ingredient you need is a bag of Sweet Potatoes (the recipe only called for two potatoes, but I prepared the whole bag and froze some for later).  I found some Organic Sweet Potatoes at Trader Joe’s for under $4.00:

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Step 2: Scrub the sweet potatoes and then poke them with a small knife (or fork).  Place them on a baking sheet.

Handy dandy veggie scrubber

Step 3: Roast until wrinkled and tender when pierced with the tip of a knife, approximately 45-60 minutes until tender.

Step 4: Halve sweet potatoes, scoop out flesh from the skins, and puree flesh in a food processor until smooth (adding water or milk as needed – I added ~1/4 cup of water).

Step 5: Get baby all ready to try something new!

Stay tuned for Part 2: Testing

Here are some resources for you if you’d like to learn more about Starting Solids:

  1. Starting Solids (General Guidelines)
  2. PDF: Sample Schedule for Starting Solids
  3. Storing Baby Food (using ice cube trays)

Have fun and as always, let me know if you have any questions!

7x7xMommy

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3 Responses

  1. Chris says:

    Looks yummy to me :)

  1. August 31, 2011

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