November 2, 2008

Easy Peasy Homemade Baby Food

Soren LOVES sweet potatoes (must take after his mama), so today I broke out the old Kidco baby food mill to turn some locally-grown sweet potatoes from the farmer's market into baby food for SoJo. I had used the mill last week to mill the applesauce I cooked 2 weeks ago to remove any of the bits of skin that were left behind before I fed it to Soren.

This was so easy! After cleaning the sweet potatoes, I threw them in the oven at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.
I let them cool, then I slid the jackets right off with my fingers. A little messy, but simple.
Then I put them in the food mill (you don't need to use a baby one, you could use a regular one, or just mash them with a fork).
The mill is great, since it removes any bits of skin or other un-chewable matter. I got it as a shower gift from my wonderful sister-in-law, Sylvia, and I look forward to making more things with it.

As I pureed each potato, I filled recycled baby food jars with the puree and stuck them in the freezer for future use. Just make sure that you leave some space at the top of the jar or container to make room for expansion, or else you might have sweet potato oozing out into your freezer.

Just like I said, easy peasy! I hope you make some of your own.


  1. I love that you make so many things yourself - we could SO hang out for a DIY day!

  2. You've always been so clever, Ms Kathleen! Mmm, sweet potatoes!

  3. Hi there...
    That sure looks like a lot of work...but worth it nontheless!!!
    It's wonderful that you make your own baby food!!!!

  4. Thanks for the tutorial! I've never seen a food mill but I'm a kitchen idiot.

    My daughter at 11 months old prefers REAL food over baby food. She seems to like more intense flavors so this might be a great option for us. She's a but behind on the solid food thing because she has allergies and we are taking it slow.

  5. I love making applesauce, I seem to do it the lobg way by peeling them myself, that mill look sooo good!
    BTW, stop by and pick up your award I gave you, cheers!

  6. Thanks for listing my blog! You rock! What you really need for this yummy food is some adorable labels or at least a cute paint pen announcing when it was made and what is inside.

    Good luck in my Momtrends contest and stay tuned...there are 19 more between now and 12/25/08!!!!


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