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.
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:
- Starting Solids (General Guidelines)
- PDF: Sample Schedule for Starting Solids
- Storing Baby Food (using ice cube trays)
Have fun and as always, let me know if you have any questions!