Friday, June 27, 2014

Baby Food - Sweet Potatoes

How many of you have made your child's baby food?
 
This was something I was positive about doing when I got pregnant. I have had weight problems all of my life, the last thing I want is for my son, Maddox, to struggle like I have.
 As a kid my parents pushed us to bike ride, walk and play sports but it seemed like when they said something my brother and I always wanted to do the opposite so we never wanted to go. My parents walked 3 miles or more everyday, which meant - 'Tanner and Mackenzie, get your bikes we are going' which lead to Tanner and I speeding off mad and a mile ahead of them :) {that got me to my Grammies Mint Brownies sooner, defeats the bike ride}
 
So anyway, I have made almost all of Maddox's food. It seemed like that was the healthiest and cheapest option for us to do. I knew exactly what he was eating. Once in a while it was more convenient to grab the Gerber Grabbers but for the most part he ate all natural foods.
 
I would typically make about a months worth of food at a time {only costing about $5 for Sweet Potatoes}. Sweet Potatoes were his favorite food, so I thought I would talk about them specifically.
 
 
All I did was grab some Sweet Potatoes, bake them on 350 for about 45-60 minutes or when you can insert a knife and it comes out. Just then pull the skins off and stick in a food processor until you reach the consistency you want.

 
I used an ice cube tray from the dollar store to store them for about 2 hours then I would throw the cubes in a freezer bag.

 
Honestly, it seems like quite a bit of prep but it's so easy when it's just in the freezer and you microwave until warm!!
 

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