How To Make Homemade Baby Food: Sweet Potatoes

Making baby food is not only more nutritious for your baby, it also saves money!  Plus, it’s easy!!!  I bought these sweet potatoes for about .98 a lb.  At this price, it costs me .16 a jar to make, compared to .50-.64 a jar to buy.

Here I am making sweet potatoes (with the help of my oldest :))  *I also use this same method with carrots.* We peeled and cubed the sweet potatoes and boiled them for about 10 minutes until they were soft.  Blend them in a blender with enough water to make a smooth texture.
Strain them through a fine strainer to get any pieces out that could cause choking.
These were all the pieces we had left after straining – you want to be sure you use a fine strainer.
I leave out enough to last for a few days, and then pour the rest into ice cube trays, freeze for a few hours and place them in a freezer bag.  Each morning, or the night before, I take out enough “sweet potato cubes” to thaw for the next few days.  This is very convenient and easy!  You can see Reagan’s hand just eager to eat them! lol ๐Ÿ˜‰
Enjoy making nutritious, easy and inexpensive food for your baby!  I would love to hear anyone else’s baby food ideas!

This is linked to:

Modern Vintage Homemaking
The Prairie Homestead

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  1. says

    GREAT post!! I love this. I bought a vitamix to do my mashing of food for the baby and making fresh soups, etc. for the rest of us. Thanks for linking up!!

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