Homemade Sweet Potato Baby Food

Sunday, August 24, 2014
Making Homemade Baby food is easier than you think and this Baby food Sweet Potato Mash Recipe is quick and simple to make!

It really isn't time-consuming since you can make it so many ways.

I love knowing how much healthier making my own baby food is and what I am giving to the kids, it's total peace of mind.

You will have to choose how you would prefer and time you have to do this.

I prefer to roast my vegetables and not use canned always fresh to preserve the vitamins in them.

However, if you find yourself with time constraints, boiling is the next best option, although you will lose some benefits of vitamins lost.

After having two of my own children and now grandchildren, I feel safe knowing what they're eating by making their baby food from scratch and homemade.

I highly recommend doing this if you have the time.

It really is easy to do and the babies all loved sweet potatoes and the apples, you can choose from the many suggestions below using this same method on what you want to prepare for your baby.





this is how to make homemade baby sweet potatoes and its in a glass dish with a spatula










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Baby food is so simple to make, this post makes me feel guilty just writing about it.


Seriously, if you have a food processor or anything that whips the potatoes, even a blender or electric hand mixer. You can use this method for or any other kinds of vegetables


You only need a few tools to save lots of money and feed your bundle of joy the best food ever made on the planet!




food processor with baby food sweet potatoes pureed






Tools You Will Need:


  • Strainer
  • Food Processor
  • Ziplock freezer bags
  • Mason jars
  • Small glass jars 
  • Spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • Saucepan
  • Paper towels
  • Oven
  • If you are pressed for time use a slow cooker overnight with water and vegetable or fruits





this is a photo of my grandson Antonio, son Curt and me at a pumpkin farm







Some Tips:


  • Freeze leftovers, or place in jars for 2 or 3 days at the most.
  • Remember do not use your spoon into the jar while feeding the baby, always pour into a dish.
  • The saliva can cause bacteria to the food.
  • This sweet potato mash is for 4-6-month-old babies.
  • Use a slow cooker if you have no time during the day on low 6 to 8 hours.





this is a photo of me and my grandson Antonio



Using this method for Many Other Vegetables:

  • Carrots
  • Squash
  • Pears
  • Pumpkin
  • Apples
  • Peaches

Note: All the vegetables must be washed and peeled and seeded, then put through a food processor and blend until smooth and no lumps remain.
*Before feeding the baby any of these, check with your Pediatrician for recommended ages on any of the foods you give your baby.





this is sweet potatoes in a glass dish mashed







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Homemade Sweet Potato Baby Food

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Sweet potatoes as many as you want to make these can be roasted by baking the vegetable then piercing with holes.


It takes around an hour. You must then cool them completely to remove the skins.


You can also cube and boil them or steam them with skins off.


All methods work fine.


I do not add sugar or salt.


After they are cooked to your desired method, place in a food processor and add water a little at a time, ( I use bottled water or some of the boiled water if you have cooked on the stovetop ) until you reach the consistency you like pulsed until smooth.


Place in little jars is recommended for refrigerator use (I save jars all year long from other things I buy like small mushroom jars and boil them to sterilize before using).


Place in small plastic zip-lock freezer bags and freeze any leftovers.


You can keep in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. Freeze the rest for future use up to 3 months.



boiled sweet potatoes





Homemade Sweet Potato Baby Food

Homemade Sweet Potato Baby Food

Yield: Depending on how much you make
Author:
This is basic instructions on how to make homemade baby food. NO preservatives, healthy and nutritious. This wholesome healthy way is a great start for your new bundle of joy.

ingredients:

  • Sweet potatoes as many as you want to make these can be roasted by baking the vegetable then piercing with holes.
  • It takes around an hour. You must then cool them completely to remove the skins.
  • You can also cube and boil them or steam them with skins off.
  • All methods work fine.
  • Note: you can do the same with apples, peaches, pears, carrots, peas and puree them using this same method.
  • Just boil the fruits until soft around 35 minutes or so.
  • I do not add salt or sugar.

instructions:

How to cook Homemade Sweet Potato Baby Food

  1. After they are cooked to your desired method, place in a food processor and add water a little at a time, ( I use bottled water or some of the boiled water if you have cooked on the stovetop ) until you reach the consistency you like pulsed until smooth.
  2. Place in little jars is recommended for refrigerator use (I save jars all year long from other things I buy like small mushroom jars and boil them to sterilize before using).
  3. Place in small plastic zip-lock freezer bags and freeze any leftovers.
  4. You can keep in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. Freeze the rest for future use up to 3 months.
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1 comment

  1. My youngest loved carrots and sweet potatoes...so much he had an orange tinge to his skin for a while! Antonio is a beautiful child...I know you love every second you get to spend with him!!

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