• Sweet Potato boosts your little one’s immune system!
• Orange flesh sweet potato is rich in Beta-Carotene.
• Your baby’s clever system converts the Beta-Carotene into Vitamin A.
• Vit A is essential for healthy vision.
• Sweet Potato is a brilliant brain food full of Vit B6!
• Fibre in Sweet Potato keeps things moving and tiny tummies happy.
We have lots of ideas to help you include sweet potatoes in your little one's diet. Please scroll down for more information.
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Introducing sweet potato: The skin on Sweet Potato can be difficult to digest however it provides an excellent grip for your little one to self-feed. They will most likely discard the skin after enjoying the nutrient-dense food this wonder potato provides.
Find more ideas for introducing sweet potato to each age group below.
Introducing sweet potato at 6-9 months
Sweet Potato puree as its name suggests – is wonderfully sweet and highly nutritious.
Why not consider offering sweet potato puree as a second course?
Serve pureed as a pudding sprinkled with a pinch of cinnamon. Plain natural yoghurt on the side can help it feel less claggy.
Pop some sweet potato puree into a basic pancake recipe to boost nutrition for a perfect picnic food.
Introducing sweet potato at 9-12 months
Mash soft, cooked sweet potato with the back of a fork to offer more texture.
Wedges or thick strips of sweet potato roasted in a drizzle of olive oil make a delicious finger food warm or cold.
Leave the skin intact to aid with grip.
Cooked Sweet potato is perfect to add to omelettes and cut to offer egg strips to your baby.
Sweet Potato Puree spreads well on rice cakes or as a toast topper.
Introducing sweet potato at 12-18 months
Chunks of roasted, steamed or boiled sweet potato can be served to your little one!
Offer a fork to spear the chunks and provide some utensil and coordination practice at mealtimes.
Sweet potato pieces are perfect for adding to mild curries, savoury muffins or casseroles.
Pep up your little one’s sweet potato fries by sprinkling with paprika or mild curry powder before roasting and serve with an avocado or tomato salsa dip!
Your little one will manage a firmer sweet potato texture now.
Store your sweet potatoes in a cool dry place and avoid placing them in the refrigerator. Keeping them in the fridge can harden the core and make it trickier to safely cook all the way through. Ensure sweet potato is cooked all the way through to make sure your baby can fully digest this wonderfully nutritious food.