Sweet potatoes one of the easiest first foods for infants. In the simplest form you can steam or bake the potatoes and puree with formula/breast milk or water and eat! Babies love it! This recipe is an asparagus and sweet potato puree and is full of nutrients.
Sweet potatoes are good for babies. They are loaded with carotenoids, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. They are a complex carbohydrate and have the lowest glycemic index among all root vegetables.
Asparagus is something that you normally don’t think of giving babies or even kids for that matter but this puree is so delicious that my 6 month ate 2 servings of it. Asparagus is full of Vitamin C, fiber, some B vitamins and folic acid. If your child has had digestive health issues then serve this puree around 8 months as asparagus can cause bloating and gas.
Here’s the asparagus sweet potato recipe:
1 sweet potato
1) Peel and chop the sweet potatoes into bite size pieces.
2) Remove the ends of the asparagus and cut the remaining asparagus into bite size pieces.
3) Steam both the sweet potato and asparagus for 8 minutes.
4) Cool and puree. Add breast milk/formula or water to puree if needed for the desired consistency.
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