Homemade Baby Food: Sweet Potato

My son is now at the age where it is safe for him to consume solid food.  With all of the unnecessary additives that big companies are incorporating into baby food nowadays, I did not feel comfortable with feeding him store-bought foods.  I  quickly discovered how easy it is to make my own baby foods, from home. The Oster Pro 1200 Blender with Glass Jar plus Smoothie Cup & Food Processor Attachment, Brushed Nickel“>Oster Pro blender is my go-to device when it comes to making my son’s food.  I highly recommend purchasing this product, over the Baby Bullet because it has a wide range of uses and is not limited to only making baby foods. One of the first solids I fed Keolanui was sweet potato.  Despite the sour face at first, he ended up loving it.  Here is the process I went thru to create a yummy, and safe, baby food.  

1 Sweet Potato
1/2 Cup Water

  1. Wash and peel the sweet potato then, cut it in half.
  1. Fill a pot with water, and bring it to a boil.
  1. Cook the sweet potato, in the boiling water, for about 30 minutes until soft.
  1. Cut the sweet potato into smaller chunks and place it into the blender.
  1. Put 1/2 cup of water into the blender and pulse it, until it becomes smooth.
    (You may have to add more water, depending on what consistency you’d like it to be.)

    Extra step: I like to push the baby food thru a strain to ensure that there are no small pieces left behind, that may be hard for the baby to swallow.  

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