Sweet Potato Puree is a great first baby food as it’s sweet, soft and smooth. It is an excellent base vegetable to create Baby Food recipes for each stage. This Sweet Potato Puree with Pea and Cauliflower is a stage 2 baby food recipes perfect to introduce cauliflower to babies around 7 months.
I can’t believe Luka is turning 8 months. Time is going too fast. I have been a bit lazy on cooking homemade baby food during our trip in France so I am catching up now, introducing new vegetables to him. This week I choose to introduce cauliflower – we love cauliflower so he must loves it too! Luka has always been a big fan of sweet potato and peas puree around 6 months so I simply gave a little twist to this first recipe to introduce cauliflower to his taste buds. Look at him! He loves it 🙂
Sweet potato puree an excellent first baby food
Sweet potato is the first vegetable I introduce to both of my kids with great success. French people loves to introduce carrot first but I never like the texture of carrot puree as a first baby food. It is too runny and makes lumps. Sweet potato puree makes tasty baby food recipes as it is sweet and smooth. It is rich in vitamin B1, potassium and dietary fiber. It is also super fast to cook sweet potatoes – boiled, steamed or baked – maximum 15 minutes to get soft. I love to boil all my vegetable to prepare quick and easy baby food recipes. I use the leftover of cooking water to make a smooth puree and retain nutrient and vitamins from the vegetables. Then, each time I serve the puree I add 1-2 teaspoon of milk of any kind to give a different flavor. Luka already loves soy milk, almond milk, oat milk and cow milk. I don’t recommend to prepare baby food recipes with milk as it does not store as long as puree prepared with cooking water. I use a classic blender to puree my cooked vegetable together.
Baby food recipes with sweet potatoes puree as a base
I used sweet potato as a base vegetable in many baby food recipes along each stages. It makes a perfect sweet, smooth and creamy baby food base. This is my favorite tasty combinations of Sweet Potatoes puree at each baby stages
- Stage 1 Baby food – around 6 months : carrots, pumpkin, chickpeas, peas.
- Stage 2 baby food – around 7 months: broccoli, cauliflower, parsnip and egg
- Stage 3 baby food – around 8 months: creamed corn, spinach, eggplant and mushroom.
I store all my baby food recipes in tiny airtight plastic box in the freezer up to 1 month.
Enjoy the baby food recipe. Love from me and Luka.
Sweet Potato Puree with Pea and Cauliflower
- 9 oz orange sweet potato ,peeled, diced (256 g)
- 5 oz cauliflower florets ,(140 g)
- 5 oz peas ,frozen (140 g)
- 1 1/3 cup cooking water or formula or breastmilk
- In a large pot bring 5 cups of water to boil. Add the diced orange sweet potatoes and cauliflower florets and cook 10-15 minutes or until tender. Use a knife to test the tenderness of the vegetables. If it goes through easily it is cooked.
- In another bowl, cover the frozen peas with boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain, set aside.
- Drain the cooked sweet potato and cauliflower and keep the cooking water in a large bowl.
- Place all the boiled vegetables in a blender or food processor with 1 cup of cooking water. Process.
- Adjust the amount of cooking water regarding the texture you like. The more liquid you add the more liquid the puree will be. I added 1 1/3 cup of cooking water for a medium thick puree.
- Store in 10 small airtight container in the fridge up to 4 days or up to 1 months in the freezer.