With all that being said, I couldn't wait to cook for my baby. I know I have years of making meals for him, packing his lunch and deciding on snacks so I tried not to rush the process. After all - I was "making" his food for the last five months anyway, just not in the kitchen ;-) But when the time came to start Rex on solids I knew there was no way I would be popping a metal top to that glass jarred baby mush anytime soon.
I researched safe first foods for babies and I set off to prepare my baby's first "meal". I couldn't have been more excited to see his reaction. And as it normally goes with babies, it was priceless. Unsure at first, in love by bite #5. It was a success and I was one proud mommy chef!
Homemade Baby Food (Sweet Potatoes)
- 1 large sweet potato
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash sweet potato thoroughly under running water using a clean kitchen towel.
2. Poke holes in the sweet potato using a fork.
3. Wrap sweet potato in aluminum foil and place in a square baking dish.
4. Bake for 60 minutes for a large sweet potato and 40 minutes for a small sweet potato.
5. Remove from the oven and let cool.
6. Peel the skin from the sweet potato and cut out any brown spots.
7. Add about an ounce of formula or breast milk to the sweet potato meat.
8. Puree using an immersion blender, drink blender or food processor.
9. Serve to your precious baby.