Friday, January 21, 2011

Baby Food Friday: Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes were Rilyn's first food and it has become my favorite and one of the easiest foods to prepare!

Sweet Potato Puree (I use two - four large sweet potatoes which lasts me 2-4 weeks depending upon how thin my puree is)
I know other people prepare it differently but I have found this to be the EASIEST because the peel comes right off!

  • Wash sweet potatoes.
  • Use a fork to poke holes all over the sweet potato.
  • Run the potato under water again and IMMEDIATELY cover with foil.
  • Put in a 425 degree preheated oven.
  • I leave it in for 45-60 minutes.
  • Pull it out when you can squeeze it and its mushy.
  • The peel will come right off!
  • Put chunks into a blender.  Add however much liquid you need (I start with 1/2 cup water) to get the consistency you desire. 
  • OR I don't even use the blender anymore now that Rilyn is eating more "real" food.  It just takes longer to freeze.
My Cost: $.98/potato = $2.94
Amount: 48 oz
Baby Food Cost: $.98 / 4oz jar
Savings: $8.82!


  1. This is great! Just found your blog and know zilch about baby food. How long will it keep in the freezer?

    Much love,
    Future Mama

  2. I've read no more than 3 months. I've never made enough to last more than a month. Now several bags lasts about two weeks since my daughter is eating three meals a day. It's very easy to make your own. Good luck!


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