Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Homemade Baby Food: Sweet Potato

Making your own baby food is far superior than buying it. It's definitely better for your baby, better for your grocery budget, and it's SUPER EASY!

To make baby food with sweet potato, I first bake some sweet potato's, just like you would bake regular potato's, at 375 for about an hour, or until they are tender when you stick a fork in. *note Sweet potato's are sugary, so when they bake, they leak a little syrup-y type stuff so bake them on a cookie sheet**
Let them cool a bit and the peel will slide right off
Put them into a blender/food processor, or mash them with a tater masher
Now, at this point you can leave them plain, add some breastmilk or formula to loosen it up a bit, or add applesauce like I did. I added about half as much applesauce as I had sweet potato.
Whip it up real nice, I had to stop and stir it with a spoon to get some of the bigger chunks to puree.
You can really add whatever nutritious fruits/Veggies you have on hand. Sometimes I put blueberries with applesauce or steamed carrots with the sweet potato, THIS is a great source for making baby food, and when to introduce each kind :)
I put mine into ice cube trays, let them freeze over night, and then pop them out and put them in a ziplock baggie, back into the freezer, I take out a couple at a time to thaw in the fridge. I feed Everett these plain, or now that he's a little older, I'll mix it with rice or cut up noodles, or anything else we're having for dinner.
He's a fan! YUM!
What does your baby eat?


  1. Good advice!! I will have to try this! Later of course! I'll probably need your help though! Love the tips and pics! I am totally a visual person so those help! Can't wait to see you this weekend! Love you!!

  2. Jensen loves Blueberry Pear Apple combo! He loves the sweet potato and applesauce, too. That's always been a favorite!