Sweet potato puree is a sweet and mild dish for the baby. It’s easier to mix sweet potatoes with breast milk for a great and yummy texture. This vegetable is available mostly in the winter in North India. Some places do get it round the year, which is great as it is a highly nutritious vegetable.
The best way to find a perfect sweet potato for a puree is to look for the one which is firm with no blemishes on the skin. Rinse the sweet potato under cold water thoroughly to remove the dirt and dice it.
250 grams of sweet potato
Nutmeng or Cinnamon
Boil water in a medium sauce pan and boil the sweet potatoes, along with a pinch of spice for 15 min or till tender. Remove from boiling water and let cool. This can also be done in a pressure cooker for one to two whistles.
Blend the boiled sweet potato in a food processor until smooth. You can add boiled water or breast milk for the desired consistency. Once your baby is 10 months or older you can cut the sweet potatoes in small pieces and let him enjoy it as a finger food.
Try mixing this sweet potato puree with variety of vegetables and fruits for different flavors and spices. You can experiment with peach, full fat yogurt, green beans, broccoli, rice and even with chicken.
While it is always advisable to feed your baby fresh food, the left over sweet potato puree can be kept in the freezer for up to 3 days and can be thawed overnight to use it again.
Breastmilk is best for baby. Please consult your pediatrician before introducing new foods into your child’s diet.
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