- 1 large sweet potato, halved
- 1/2 can of pumpkin
- 1/4 cup blueberries, rinsed
- 1/2 cup of diced apples, rinsed
- dash of cinnamon
- 3 TBSP of apple juice
Its a whole lot of flavors going on at once in your baby’s mouth! We are talking savory, a little sweet and even some tang. It is rich, delicious and statysing and you will have one happy baby on your hands when they see this coming their way. I got the idea from a blend Ella’s Kitchen does in their Sweet Potato and Blue Berry pouches. I added in my own pumpkin and apples as I always love the taste of those two together.
Pumpkin is an extremely nourishing choice for babies. It is loaded with Vitamin A and beta carotene. Beta Carotene is one of the plant carotenoids that when eaten and digested, turns into Vitamin A in the human body. Beta Carotene may reduce the risk of cancer as well as heart disease. It also may be responsible for combating or putting off the degenerative effects of ageing.
Pumpkins are also good sources of potassium, protein, and iron. Pumpkin seeds also contain a good amount of protein and iron so eating the seeds does provide some nutritive value. We don’t recommend that you offer your baby or toddler pumpkin seeds however. Pumpkins are wonderfully low in fat, low in calories but high in fiber. Wholesome Baby Food
Hands down a winner and if you sneak a taste of it yourself (the horror I know:) you will see what all the fuss or lack there of is about:) LOL!
Fill a baking pan with 1/2 cup of water. Place the sweet potato halves skin side down and poke a few holes in each. Bake at 400 for 30-45 minutes or until the flesh is soft. Remove and allow to cool. Scoop out the flesh with a spoon into your blender or processor of choice along with the canned pumpkin.
Meanwhile, steam the apples and blueberries in a large pan with 1/2 cup of water and apple juice. Cover and steam for 10 minutes or until the apples are soft. Place apples and blueberries in blender along with the cinnamon, sweet potato and pumpkin. Puree until desired consistency. Store in the freezer safe containers or ice cube trays for up to 3 months.