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Baby Recipe: Sweet Potato Puree

Baby Recipe: Sweet Potato Puree

Sweet potatoes are one of the most popular first foods for babies, especially among mums who are looking to introduce vegetables early on. The orange- and yellow-fleshed roots are packed with fiber, vitamins A and C, and beta-carotene, but they’re also sweet and mild.

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This recipe is intended for babies 6 months and up.


1 small (250g) sweet potato, peeled and cut into small pieces.


Step 1

Place the sweet potato pieces in a saucepan and fill with enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the sweet potato is very tender when pierced with a fork, about 20 minutes.

Step 2

Drain in a colander, reserving some of the cooking liquid, and let the sweet potato cool slightly. Puree in a blender or food processor until the texture is right for your baby.

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To make it thinner, add cooking liquid, water, breast milk, or formula.

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Step 3

Refrigerate the puree in an airtight container for up to three days, or freeze for up to three months.

(Storage tip: Spoon into ice-cube trays for single servings that are easy to thaw.)

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