How to cook sweet potato porridge for baby

How to cook sweet potato porridge for baby

Now your baby is already 5 months old or more, and you are thinking of giving him\her semi-solid food. Though there are various porridge recipes, we'll teach you how to cook sweet potato porridge for your baby for now.

Baby eating a puree

Sweet potato is high in Beta-carotene, Potassium and Vitamin A so that it will be a tremendous nutritious addition to your baby’s diet. So, do not waste time, checkout our sweet potato porridge recipe.

How to make sweet potato porridge for baby

Still do not know how to cook this yummy porridge and could not find a recipe? Then read it immediately to cook the best porridge ever for your son or daughter!

1. Choose and get the best sweet potatoes

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Choose the best sweet potato

Sweet potatoes are one of the most favorite baby’s vegetables, since it is sweet, as well as mild veggies. Moreover, it becomes of a fluffy texture if to mix it with mummy’s milk or formula. Also, after your baby has fully got used to a single sweet potato porridge, you may combine it with other vegetables, fruits, meats and so on. When buying or somehow getting sweet potatoes, be sure they are firm, have no cracks and soft spots. Choose the best one for your baby!

2. Prepare the sweet potato correctly

Cut it into small pieces

Put your veggie into cold water, then scrub the skin to clean the dirt off it. After doing this rinse it in cold water again, and cut into small pieces. Now it is ready for cooking!

3. Cook the veggie

Boil the sweet potato

Boil water in a saucepan put in the sweet potato chunks and cook it for about 15 minutes. After this, take the pieces out of the boiling water and leave them for several minutes to cool off.

4. After the pieces have cooled off, smash or blender them into a puree.

Blender already cooked sweet potato

You may add some water to make it of a more appropriate consistency for your baby. However, if your baby is already more than ten months, it is not necessary to blender it, you may serve it in small pieces.

5. Serve the porridge

Serve the porridge

You can serve the porridge like that or add some fruits and veggies to this meal.

You may add:

  • cinnamon;
  • raisins;
  • yogurt;
  • peaches;
  • rice;
  • broccoli;
  • peas;
  • green beans;
  • beef;
  • chicken.

Now it is ready! We hope your baby will love it much!

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Sweet potato porridge: some other baby food recipes

Sweet potato with rice porridge

You will need the following ingredients:

  • rinsed rice;
  • water;
  • sweet potato, cut into small pieces;
  • one egg yolk, optional.

cooking:

Sweet pottato rice porridge

1. Choose and get the best sweet potatoes

Here we again remind you that when buying or somehow getting sweet potatoes, be sure they are firm, have no cracks and soft spots. Choose the best one for your baby!

2. Prepare the sweet potato and rice correctly

Firstly, take the rice and put it into a saucepan, rinse it with cold water 2-3 times. Then add filtered clean water to it.

Secondly, put your veggie into cold water, then scrub the skin to clean the dirt off it. After doing this rinse it in cold water again, and cut into small pieces. Now all the ingredients are ready for cooking!

3. Cook the porridge

Take the saucepan with rice and put it on medium heat, add there sweet potatoes cut pieces. Cover the pan with a pot and cook it for about 40 minutes. If you choose to use an egg yolk, add it to the porridge in the end and prepare it for 1-2 minutes more. ATTENTION: There is a possibility to have an allergy against egg whites or yolks. So, before adding it, please be sure to consult your pediatrician.

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4. After it is ready, smash or blend it into a puree. You may add some water to make it of a more appropriate consistency for your baby. However, if your baby is already more than ten months, it is not necessary to blend it.

5. Serve the porridge

When serving it, be sure it is cool, so your baby will not get burned. Bon appetite for your baby!

Rice porridge with sweet potato, spinach, and beef

Since you have already known that the sweet potato is highly abundant in beta-carotene, potassium and Vitamin A, mixing it with spinach, which is reach in calcium and iron, will provide the porridge with lots of useful nutrients.

You will need the following ingredients:

  • rinsed rice;
  • 8-10 spinach leaves;
  • sweet potato;
  • meat (beef);
  • water.

The cooking procedure:

Sweet potato porridge with rice, beef, and spinach

1. Choose and get the best sweet potatoes

And again remember that when buying or somehow getting sweet potatoes, be sure they are firm, have no cracks and soft spots. Choose the best one for your baby!

2. Prepare all the ingredients correctly

Firstly, put your veggie into cold water, then scrub the skin to clean the dirt off it. After doing this rinse it in cold water again, and cut into small pieces.

Secondly, take the rice and put it into a saucepan, rinse it with cold water 2-3 times. Then add filtered clean water to it. Also, do not forget to rinse spinach leaves and meat chunks. Now all the ingredients are ready for cooking!

3. Cook the porridge

Put all the ingredients together into the saucepan, add lots of water and put it on medium heat. Cover the saucepan with a pot and cook it for about 45 minutes. Stir the porridge every 7-10 minutes during the cooking process.

4. After it is ready, smash or blend it into a puree. You may add some water to make it of a more appropriate consistency for your baby. However, if your baby is already more than ten months, it is not necessary to blend it.

5. Serve the porridge

When serving it be sure it is cool, so your baby will not get burned. Bon appetite for your baby!

A baby eating porridge

Now you have the detailed step-by-step tutorial on how to cook sweet potatoes alone or with some additives. Use our pieces of advice to make the most delicious porridge for your sweet baby! Bon appetite for your baby!

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