Cooking for our Babies | Homemade Sweet Potato Baby Food
As a busy mommy of a 3 year old and a 1 year old, feeding my kids healthy and easy food is really important to me. I strongly believe that if you start feeding your children healthy foods, right from the very beginning, they are much more likely to be good eaters when they are older.
When my kids were babies, I made most of their baby food from scratch. I was surprised at how easy and fairly inexpensive it was. Making homemade baby food is not only inexpensive and simple, it also makes you feel so good because you know exactly what your baby is eating and you know that it’s good for them!
I’m so excited to be able to share on Nap Time Crafter’s today and I’m so happy for Amy and her family, as they welcome this precious new life into their home. To go with the whole “baby” theme, I’ve decided to share one of my favorite baby food recipes with you today….Homemade Sweet Potato Baby Food!
Alright, so here’s what you do:
•Get a sweet potato, poke a few holes in it with a fork and stick it in the microwave for about 3 minutes. After the 3 minutes, roll it over and microwave it for about another 2 or 3 minutes. You’ll know it’s cooked thoroughly when you can easily stick a fork in it.
•Let it cool for a little while and then peel all of the skin off.
• Put the sweet potato, a few tablespoons of real butter and about a 1/4 cup of water into a blender. Sometimes I also add about 2 tablespoons of flax seed oil because it’s rich in Omega 3’s. Blend, blend, blend and add more water if needed until it’s a nice and smooth consistency.
Now your baby food is done! It can be kept in the refrigerator for a few days or, you can freeze it in an ice cube tray and once frozen, pop the cubes out into a zipper bag for easy storage.
Sweet Potatoes are very high in fiber, and Vitamin A. Making healthy food for your baby will make you feel good because we all love our kids and want only the best for them!
Angela’s Adventures is written by Angela, a stay at home mom of two little ones. Angela loves writing about daily life with her 3 year old and 1 year old and also, her crafting and cooking adventures. Creating tasty recipes and making her home beautiful, without spending much money is a passion of hers. To read more of Angela’s Adventures, please visit her blog at http://www.angelastrand.com/. You can also find her on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/angelastrand/
Thanks so much Angela! Buying baby food adds up so this is definitely worth trying!
Amy is the founder and owner of Peek-a-Boo Pattern shop. She is a wife and mother to 3 children. Amy loves to sew, read and spend time outdoors.