Roasted Parsnips and Sweet Potato make a healthy and delicious finger food for your baby once he is about 9 months old. Roasting veggies really brings out the flavor and makes them taste extra delicious. These veggies become very soft when roasted and your baby will be able to practice his gumming and chewing of food. Every baby is different so make sure your baby is ready for bite sized pieces of roasted veggies before serving.
What you'll need:
1 medium Parsnip
1 small/medium Sweet Potato
*Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees
*Wash, peel and chop the parsnip and sweet potato.
*Place about 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil into an oven safe roasting pan or dish. I used a glass Pyrex pie dish for this recipe. Place the veggies into the pan and toss in the olive oil so they are evenly coated.
*Roast in the oven for 15 minutes, then move veggies around with a wooden spoon to make sure they roast evenly and return to oven for another 15 minutes, until they are cooked all the way through and are very soft.
*Place the roasted parsnips and sweet potato on a plate and let cool for about 5 minutes. Cut into small, soft, bite-sized pieces and serve. Make sure there are no pieces of skin or any hard pieces that your baby could possibly choke on. All pieces need to be soft.
*You can store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Yummy, yummy finger food.
I'd like some more, please.
Yay, I ate it all!
Ahhhh, time to relax.