Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sweet Potatoes

I sucessfully made my first batch of baby food! Sweet Potatoes! It was so easy! I found the recipe here. I bought 3 large potatoes. After washing, poke holes in potatoes with a fork and wrap in aluminum foil and bake at 400 degrees until soft (approx. 45 minutes). Once they are done baking, remove skin and put appliance of choice (I used my food processor). Then I added enough water to be able to create a smooth puree. I then distrubed the sweet potatoes into these Baby Cubes for freezing. They are 1oz individual containers which make it easy to thaw just what I need for a meal. When I was doing the math, I was able to make roughly a week's worth of baby food for around $2. Not shabby huh? And the best part is that Abby loved it! I definitely think that she enjoyed the new flavor over plain cereal! The next food on the list is green beans!

1 comment:

Salina said...

Sally J from the nest...

Looks like she really enjoyed it! I made my own baby food as well...carrots, peas, green beans, avocado, peaches, pears, mangoes, bananas, and a few others. I highly recommend to find more recipes.

Also I found that I could use ice cube trays to get the 1 oz servings and once the food was frozen I could put the cubes in a gallon size ziplock bag. Made for easy storage and quick to microwave to give both of my kids.