Sweet potatoes are probably the easiest vegetable to turn into baby food, and my kids have always preferred them over everything else. So I make these a lot!
♥ Give them a quick rinse to wash off any dirt they may have on them, poke them with a fork a few times for venting, and stick them in the oven (on a tray or in a baking dish so it doesn't get messy). Cook them for about an hour at 350-375, or until they feel soft in the middle when you stick them with a fork.
♥ When the potatoes are soft, let them cool for a bit - otherwise they are too difficult to work with. Then, cut them in half, and scoop the insides out and put them into your food processor. Add a little filtered water to help them process smoothly.
♥ When you have the consistency your baby prefers, scoop them into ice cube trays (1-2 Tablespoons per cube) and freeze until solid. Then transfer into freezer safe bags.
Okay, fair warning - this one is a little gross to make! I don't like to give Jake baby cereal because of the GMO's and carb overload (he gets enough carbs from the beginner finger foods he snacks on), so I try to get him some protein and iron from other sources. But pureed chicken isn't pretty!
♥ Start by cooking boneless, skinless chicken break however you'd prefer - bake it, grill it, or boil it. Just don't add any seasonings or sauces - baby doesn't need them!
♥ When fully cooked (test it with a meat thermometer even if you don't normally do it for yourself!), cut it into chunks and put them into the food processor. Even though watered-down chopped meat sounds disgusting, you'll need to add some liquid to make it puree properly. I just used water, but you can add breastmilk or formula. I think the jars at the store come made with gravy, which would probably make a much better consistency, but I'm not sure about the health side of things! Keep blending and adding water until you achieve the consistency you want.
♥ Like every other puree, spoon into ice cube trays and freeze until solid. Then transfer to freezer safe bags and label them!
♥ Tip: Jake likes the chicken puree much better when I mix it with the sweet potato puree!
Coming soon: Oatmeal + Carrots!