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Thanks for checking out the 4th installment of my “How to Make Homemade Baby Food Series”, Sweet Potato Baby Food. This one is pretty easy and can be done while you are making your own dinner of Baked Sweet Potato and Grilled Steaks. YUM!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 or 3 Medium Sized Sweet Potatoes
  • 1 – 3 ounces Formula or Breast Milk
  • 1 teaspoon of Rice Cereal

Directions:

  1. Wash and poke holes in sweet potato with fork then wrap sweet potatoes in tin foil – do not peel for baking (you can also do this in the microwave – only use plastic wrap and cook for 8 minutes on high or until tender … I recommend that you can skip the plastic wrap and simply wet the sweet potatoes and move to #2!).
  2. Place in a 400 degree oven and bake for 30-60 minutes or until soft.
  3. Wait about an hour after baking to remove the foil so that the sweet potato is fully cooled. This makes it easier to peel them. You should be able to very easily pull the skin off the sweet potato.
  4. Break of chunks and place them in the your food processor.
  5. Turn your food processor on low. The sweet potatoes should be liquified enough when they are completely pureed but if they aren’t, slowly add formula or breast milk an ounce at a time until you are satisfied with the consistency. You want it to be very smooth (with no chunks, because your baby probably doesn’t have teeth yet so she won’t be able to chew any chunks … you don’t want this to be a choking hazard), but not runny.
  6. Freeze this mixture. I use ice trays because each ice cube hole is about an ounce, which will make measuring out your baby’s food later much easier. Spoon the food into each ice cube hole of the tray.
  7. Place your tray into the freezer for at least 3 hours or until completely frozen through.
  8. After your baby food is frozen, you can then remove it from the trays by the cube and store it in the freezer in storage bowls or (I use) a large 40 gallon zip lock bag.
  9. When you are ready to use the baby food, just remove a cube (or 2, depending on how much you are feeding your baby) and place it in a feeding bowl, nuke it for about 30 seconds and VOILA, it’s that easy! Here is where I like to add a teaspoon of rice cereal per cube of sweet potato (it’s important to add it after you nuke it … for some reason it messes up the consistency if you try to add it before you microwave it) because I like it to be a little pastier.

OR

  1. Peel washed and cleansed sweet potatoes and cut into small chunks.
  2. Place chunks into a pan with just enough water to slightly cover potato.
  3. “Steam” boil until tender, be sure to check on the water level.
  4. Reserve any left over water to use for thinning out the sweet potatoes.
  5. Place your cooked chunks in the your food processor.
  6. Turn your food processor on low. The sweet potatoes should be liquefied enough when they are completely pureed but if they aren’t  slowly add, the reserve liquid left over from steaming them, formula, or breast milk an ounce at a time until you are satisfied with the consistency. You want it to be very smooth (with no chunks, because your baby probably doesn’t have teeth yet so she won’t be able to chew any chunks … you don’t want this to be a choking hazard), but not runny.
  7. Freeze this mixture. I use ice trays because each ice cube hole is about an ounce, which will make measuring out your baby’s food later much easier. Spoon the food into each ice cube hole of the tray.
  8. Place your tray into the freezer for at least 3 hours or until completely frozen through.
  9. After your baby food is frozen, you can then remove it from the trays by the cube and store it in the freezer in storage bowls or (I use) a large 40 gallon zip lock bag.
  10. When you are ready to use the baby food, just remove a cube (or 2, depending on how much you are feeding your baby) and place it in a feeding bowl, nuke it for about 30 seconds and VOILA, it’s that easy! Here is where I like to add a teaspoon of rice cereal per cube of sweet potato (it’s important to add it after you nuke it … for some reason it messes up the consistency if you try to add it before you microwave it) because I like it to be a little pastier.

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