Baby's First Food – The great Sweet Potato Puree

Sweet potato is rich in Beta - carotene and good sources of potassium, vitamin C, and fibre. Sweet Potatoes  are a nutritious and good for baby's stomach and provide relief from constipation.Sweat potato  puree is very popular with baby food because this is smooth, mild-flavoured, and slightly sweet. 

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How to Make Sweet Potato Puree-

Before giving food to your baby , firstly find out information about food allergies and intolerances. And also  food storage and safety for you need to prepare healthy, nutritious food for your baby.

2 large sweet potatoes 
2 tablespoons water, formula milk or breast milk

Steps for making Sweet potato puree-

Step 1: Choose the good Sweet Potato- 
Sweet potatoes are available all the time in the market . Sweet potatoes  are firm and free of cracks or any soft spots. Sweet Potato is the lighter, brownish skinned , dry and starchy .It also resembles the texture of regular potatoes.

Step 2: Washing and peeling-
Wash the sweet potato in cold water. And Scrub the sweet potato skin with a small vegetable brush to remove dirt . Wash again and then peel with a veggie peeler. After peeling ,Cut the sweet potato into small chunks.

Step 3: Cooking -
First boil the water in a medium saucepan or in a cooker and poke holes in sweet potato chunks with fork and then add these  sweet potato chunks in this water for about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, check the chunks that all are well cooked or not .Drain sweet potatoes and rinse with cold water.

Step 4: Blend  the Sweet Potato –
Blend the cooked sweet potato chunks in a food processor or with the blender until it smooth. Make a very smooth Puree as needed add 2 tablespoons water, formula milk or breast milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, to reach desired consistency.

Step 5:Freezing the Sweet Potato Puree-
Cool the sweet potato puree and refrigerate  in BPA-free containers or in ice cube trays for up to 3 days. Defrosting just one cube when baby is new to solid food. Later on,  when baby has started eating more, defrost two to four cubes from the tray. 

Step 6 : Serve the  Puree-
Sweet potato puree is very delicious alone but after the four day rule you can mixed this puree with a variety of other vegetables, fruits, meats, and spices. You can try combining sweet potato with butternut squash, carrots, bananas, Apple sauce. You can also add a dash of cinnamon to give taste or flavour to your baby food . You can also add yogurt or curd.