When choosing first foods for bubs, I went for the safe and tested. Sweet potatoes!
It’s recommended as it’s high in potassium (meaning it’s good for digestion and heart rhythm) and Vitamin A, which is good for vision, immune system and also helps organs such as lungs, kidney and lungs.
When kept properly, purees can be kept up to 2 months in the freezer but I wouldn’t suggest that. Make small portions of each foods so that you could experiment with new ingredients as your baby starts to explore food.
As a working mom, I find making this over the weekend and preparing 5-6 days’ worth, easy to manage. One to 2 cubes is just about 1-2 tablespoon, which is the amount that babies are recommended to take at this age.
Try it, my little bubs loved it. Do note not to overdo feeding, even if bubs is enjoying it as their little tummies are just getting used to digesting food.
Some Notes: This recipe is suitable for babies who have been eating well and are free from known allergies.
Despite starting solids, formula should still be the main meal for bubs at this age.
When trying new ingredients, do so at 3-4 days apart so you can detect allergies.
Please consult the doctor before introducing any new foods.
- 2 medium sized Sweet Potato
- water or formula or breakstmilk
- Steam the sweet potatoes for about 20 minutes or till soft.
- Peel the sweet potatoes and place in blender. (Note: If you would like to include the skins in the blend, make sure you wash them with the fruits and vege wash thoroughly, and pick out any hard nodes).
- Blend until creamy, adding water when necessary to achieve the right consistency.
- Portion the puree (about 1-2 tablespoons each) into a clean ice cube tray and freeze till frozen.
- Transfer the frozen cubes into a resealable bag and store in a labeled section in the freezer to prevent from mixing with other foods.
- To serve, remove one cube from the bag, melt and mix with formula milk or water as desired.
- Try a taste before giving it to bubs, it's yummy!