Sunday, August 11, 2013

Chicken and Sweet Potatoes for Baby

Have I mentioned Yams is one of the easiest things to make and so good for babies.  Well that still hasn't changed.  Neither has my need to make my own baby food.  While on vacation last week I had to stop and buy a couple of jars of baby foods and I couldn't believe how much 1- four ounce jar was.  If you're looking for a cost affective alternative for feeding your baby making your own is the way to go. 
So at Emilie's 6 month appointment I was asked if Emilie has gotten any proteins.  Which I had started giving her yet, I really thought that came at 8-9 months, boy was I behind with the times.  I decided that I would give her pureed chicken combined with one of Emilie's favorite meals, sweet potatoes, (AKA yams).  I tried to make all my baby food once a week so I'm not making it during the week.  This will take about 3 lbs of yams and  1 to 1.5 chicken breast  to make a weeks worth of food, if your little one is eating 4ounces daily.
Steamed Sweet Potatoes
Pureed Chicken Breast and Sweet Potatoes

Like always, Happy cooking!

  • Large stock pot
  • Steamer basket
  • 3-4 lbs of Sweet potatoes
  • 1-1.5 Chicken breast
  • Wash the yams and split them length wise.
  • Place yams in steam basket and let steam until yams are squishy when lightly squeezed.  Once sweet potatoes are done, allow to cool, then scoop out sweet potatoes into blender
  • In a second pot, pooch chicken breast until fully cooked, once done let cool before added to blender. 
  • Use some of the water use to steam the swett potatoes to get desired thinness.  (Due to the added protein, this might require more water than what you expect.)
  • Once puree has cooled transfer to ice cube tray and freeze.
  • Each cube equals one ounce of baby food.
I hope your little ones enjoy it as much as mine does.

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