Sweet potato

Ingredients:

40g sweet potato
100g carrots

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Peel and wash the sweet potato and carrots, then cut into small 1cm cubes.

Put these in the steamer basket.

Pour water into the tank (level 3) and start the cooking process.

Put the vegetables in the mixer bowl, add some of the cooking liquid to bring to the desired consistency and blend.

 

Why sweet potato?

There is no difficulty with sweet flavours since they are spontaneously accepted by children.  This cannot be said of acid and bitter tastes.This is why, in the first stages of food diversification, we choose vegetables whose taste poses no problem for babies.  A close relative of potatoes, sweet potatoes are rich in carbohydrates (sugars).  They also contain a considerable amount of soft fibres, which can, in fact, be seen with the naked eye.This is why sweet potato need to be blended very finely to avoid putting off a child by its slightly fibrous texture.The fibres are often just under the skin.You should therefore keep the heart of the sweet potato for your baby.It is a vegetable rich in magnesium, ideal for baby’s intestinal transit and is also an excellent source of vitamin A, which helps ensure children’s eye health.Its properties are reinforced by the carrot, itself rich in vitamin A but less rich in sugars than sweet potato.By mixing sweet potato with carrot, we keep a pretty colour and good nutritional properties, but reduce the quantity of sugar ingested by the baby.  

 

 

  • Age 4-6 months
  • Type of dish Soups and purées

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Sweet potato

Sweet potato

40g sweet potato
100g carrots