I absolutely love the combination of sweet potato and beet. It is easy to prepare, delicious, visually appealing and loaded with nutrients. The sweet potato gives your baby an excellent dose of Vitamin A and antioxidants while the beets provide folate, manganese, fiber, potassium and even more disease-fighting antioxidants. This also makes a fabulous side dish for the rest of your family. All you have to do is blend in extra sweet potato so the mixture is nice and thick like mashed potatoes.
This recipe is suitable for babies 10-12 months and up. Always make sure the consistency of your baby's food is one she can handle. Before combining foods, be sure your baby has tried each one individually first.
What you'll need:
1 small/medium sweet potato - washed, peeled, chopped
1 medium/large beet - washed, peeled, chopped
*Pour purified water into a pot until it is about 1.5" deep and bring to a boil over high heat.
*Place the sweet potato and beet into a steamer basket and place the basket into the pot. Make sure the water does not touch the food. Cover the pot with a tight fitting lid.
*Steam for 10-12 minutes, until the sweet potato and beet are cooked all the way through.
*Place into a food processor with a few tablespoons of purified water, breast milk or formula and pulse until smooth and creamy. Alternatively, place the sweet potato and beets into a large mixing bowl and blend with an immersion blender.
*Serve or store.
*This puree will stay fresh for up to 3 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer when stored in an airtight container.
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