Sweet Potato Baby Puree - 3 Delicious Ways

Sweet Potato Baby Puree - 3 Delicious Ways! By using sweet potatoes as the base ingredient, you can easily add in a couple of other simple ingredients to the sweet potatoes to get 3 different homemade purees for baby.

Sweet Potato Baby Puree - 3 Delicious Ways

A few months ago, I did an Apple Baby Puree - 3 Delicious Ways post, and you guys love it!

So I finally got around to doing another version of that popular post - this time I’m bringing on the Sweet Potatoes!

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite vegetables to make into scrumptious purees for baby.

My reasons are simple -

  • Sweet potatoes are a nutrient dense root vegetable

  • Sweet potatoes always blend into a super creamy and smooth puree

  • Sweet potatoes are tasty enough to hold their own yet they are flexible enough to be able to play well with other fruits and vegetables so you can make countless combination purees with them

  • Sweet potatoes are cheap and easy to find at almost any grocery store

Sweet potatoes are loaded with important nutrients to help baby thrive - fiber, manganese, calcium, iron and vitamin A and C which help boost brain function, vision health and helps develop a strong immunity.

Below you will find 3 of my all-time favorite sweet potato purees for baby!

You can make each of these baby purees in roughly 15 minutes and if you make them all, you will have over 60 ounces of delicious baby purees to last you through the month.

Feeling overwhelmed - If you are just starting out on your baby food making journey, here is The Ultimate Guide on How to Make and Serve Homemade Baby Food to help you get started. 

 

Sweet Potato + Banana and Cinnamon Baby Food Puree

1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
1 banana
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions
1. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a boil. In a steamer basket, add in the sweet potato cubes, place basket over boiling water and cover. Steam for 12-15 minutes or until all ingredients are tender when pricked with a fork. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Reserve steamer water. 
2. Transfer the sweet potatoes to a blender or food processor and add in the banana and cinnamon. Add in 1/4 cup liquid (steamer water, breast milk, formula, stock or water).
3. Puree all of the ingredient at high speed for 1-2 minutes or until you reach your desired consistency. Add in additional liquid in 1/4 cup increments if puree is too thick. I had to add in 1/2 cup of reserved steamer water to the puree pictured above.

Age: 6 months and up
Yield: roughly 16 ounces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Storage: store in an air-tight container in fridge for 4 days or in freezer for 3 months.

Sweet Potato + White Beans and Beets Baby Food Puree

2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 medium red beet, peeled and chopped
3/4 cup white beans

Instructions
1. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a boil. In a steamer basket, add in the sweet potato, beet and beans, place basket over boiling water and cover. Steam for 12-15 minutes or until all ingredients are tender when pricked with a fork. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Reserve steamer water. 
2. Transfer all ingredients to a blender or food processor. Add in 1/4 cup liquid (steamer water, breast milk, formula, stock or water).
3. Puree all of the ingredient at high speed for 1-2 minutes or until you reach your desired consistency. Add in additional liquid in 1/4 cup increments if puree is too thick. I had to add in 1/2 cup of reserved steamer water to the puree pictured above.

Age: 6 months and up
Yield: roughly 26 ounces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Storage: store in an air-tight container in fridge for 4 days or in freezer for 3 months.

Sweet Potato + Carrots + Cauliflower with Chia Seeds Baby Food Puree

2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
1 cup cauliflower florets
1/4 teaspoon chia seeds

Instructions
1. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a boil. In a steamer basket, add in the sweet potato, carrot and cauliflower, place basket over boiling water and cover. Steam for 12-15 minutes or until all ingredients are tender when pricked with a fork. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Reserve steamer water. 
2. Transfer the sweet potatoes, carrots and cauliflower to a blender or food processor and add in the chia seeds. Add in 1/2 cup liquid (steamer water, breast milk, formula, stock or water).
3. Puree all of the ingredient at high speed for 1-2 minutes or until you reach your desired consistency. Add in additional liquid in 1/4 cup increments if puree is too thick. I had to add in 1 cup of reserved steamer water to the puree pictured above.

Age: 6 months and up
Yield: roughly 28 ounces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Storage: store in an air-tight container in fridge for 4 days or in freezer for 3 months.



New to making purees? Then check of my guide on which kitchen tools you actually are going to need. Hint, it's not many!

 

Healthy Gingerbread Waffles for Baby + Toddler

Healthy Gingerbread Waffles - made with white whole wheat flour, coconut oil, iron filled molasses and ground ginger are a perfect way to introduce the rich, comforting and festive flavor of gingerbread to baby and toddler.

These healthy gingerbread waffles are the perfect way to introduce the rich, comforting and festive flavor of gingerbread to baby and toddler. Dairy free, sugar free, and gluten free-friendly, these healthy waffles are the perfect seasonal breakfast to share with the entire family. Kid, toddler, and baby led weaning friendly too! #gingerbread #breakfast

These gingerbread waffles are going to make your little one’s Christmas morning!

Okay, you’re right.. that’s totally not true.

Playing with the boxes from the presents they just opened is what is going to make their morning;)

So let me rephrase, these gingerbread waffles are going to make your little one’s Christmas morning brunch!

As you can imagine, I usually do it up for Christmas brunch - mimosas, bloody mary’s, baked eggs, gluten-free cinnamon rolls, bacon, fruit salad, roasted potatoes and a waffle bar.

These waffles are SOOOO good that they totally made the cut - they will be part of my Christmas brunch table this year! Served with coconut whipped cream and chopped pears, of course.

Light, fluffy and filled with just enough gingerbread spice to make them a celebration in your mouth.

Perfect for 9 months - 100 years! These waffles are great for the entire crowd.

Here’s to a yummy and festive holiday season!

Healthy Gingerbread Waffles for Baby + Toddler

Reasons to Love These Healthy Gingerbread Waffles:

  • Has the perfect amount of gingerbread spices for babies - adults to enjoy

  • Can be made with White Whole Wheat or Gluten-Free Flour (both taste delicious)

  • Dairy-Free - can be made with any type of milk - cow, almond, coconut, hemp, etc

  • Nut-Free (perfect to send to preschool as a snack or in a school lunch)

  • Nutrient dense

  • Perfect for all ages 9 months and up

  • Freezer-Friendly for those crazy busy mornings

  • Filled with iron from the molasses

Ways to Serve these Healthy Gingerbread Waffles:

  • drizzled with a little maple syrup and sprinkled with hemp seeds

  • topped with raspberries. strawberries, pear chunks and a drizzle of honey

  • spread with cream cheese and your favorite jam and made into a sandwich

  • topped with coconut whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon

  • dusted with powdered sugar

  • cut into strips and served with a small bowl of yogurt to dip them in



HOW TO MAKE GINGERBREAD WAFFLES FOR BABY + TODDLERS


These healthy gingerbread waffles are the perfect way to introduce the rich, comforting and festive flavor of gingerbread to baby and toddler. Dairy free, sugar free, and gluten free-friendly, these healthy waffles are the perfect seasonal breakfast to share with the entire family. Kid, toddler, and baby led weaning friendly too! #gingerbread #breakfast

Healthy Gingerbread Waffles for Baby + Toddler

Age: 9 months and up
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6-8 servings
Storage: store in air-tight contain in the fridge for one week or freezer for 2 months

2 cups white whole wheat flour (for gluten-free, see notes)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
3 tablespoons Blackstrap Molasses
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 cups milk of choice (cows, almond, coconut, hemp, etc)

Instructions
1. Heat a waffle iron on medium.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut oil, molasses, maple syrup, vanilla and 1 cup of milk.
4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth. If your batter is too thick, add more milk in 1/4 cup increments until batter resembles cake batter. I have found that the gluten-free flour needs more milk then the white whole wheat flour.
5. Pour 1/4 cup of waffle batter onto each waffle mold and cook according to your waffle irons directions.
6. Let cool slightly and serve.

To make Gluten-Free - use a one-for-one gluten free mix, this is our favorite brand.

Freeze and Reheat - you can absolutely freeze any leftovers waffles. To reheat simply pop a frozen waffle into the toaster or toaster oven and toast until warm.


 

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These healthy gingerbread waffles are the perfect way to introduce the rich, comforting and festive flavor of gingerbread to baby and toddler. Dairy free, sugar free, and gluten free-friendly, these healthy waffles are the perfect seasonal breakfast to share with the entire family. Kid, toddler, and baby led weaning friendly too! #gingerbread #breakfast

Healthy Hot Turmeric Cocoa for Toddlers + Kids

A classic kid drink reinvented - this healthy hot turmeric cocoa for toddlers and kids is going to be your new favorite cold weather drink! This refined sugar-free cocoa is filled with the classic cocoa flavor but with a fun spice twist.

A classic kid drink reinvented - this healthy turmeric hot cocoa for toddlers and kids is going to be your new favorite cold weather drink! Refined sugar free and dairy free, this healthy hot chocolate for kids is filled with the classic cocoa flavor but with a fun spice twist. #healthydrinks #toddlers

A classic kids drink with a twist!

Hot cocoa with turmeric, cinnamon and vanilla - your cold weather life will never be the same again!

I teased this Healthy Hot Turmeric Cocoa last year, but never got around to posting it. That was a serious fail on my part! And boy did you guys let me know it:). I got emails in July asking for this recipe.

#youwin here it is!

It is beyond my girls favorite warm drink for me to make them on cold winter days when we get back from playing in the snow and are all half frozen solid.

Warmed milk with rich chocolate and a hint of warming spices

It’s a very simple 7-ingredient recipe, most of which you probably have in your panty and fridge - some sort of milk (cow, almond, coconut, soy, hemp, etc), cocoa powder, maple syrup, turmeric powder, cinnamon, vanilla extract and a pinch of pink salt all whisked together in a small sauce pan over medium-low heat until just warmed.

Takes less then 5-minutes from start to finish!

You can serve it by itself, with some mini marshmallows or if your feeling extra then you can serve it with a dollop of coconut whipped cream.

A classic kid drink reinvented - this healthy turmeric hot cocoa for toddlers and kids is going to be your new favorite cold weather drink! Refined sugar free and dairy free, this healthy hot chocolate for kids is filled with the classic cocoa flavor but with a fun spice twist. #healthydrinks #toddlers

Reasons to Love this Healthy Hot Turmeric Cocoa for Toddlers + Kids:

  • Can be made with any type of milk - cows, coconut, almond, soy, hemp

  • Refined Sugar-Free

  • Turmeric is great for immunity building and keeping you healthy (very important during the cold winter months)

  • Perfect for all ages 12 months and up

  • Can be sent to school for a special lunch treat:)

How to Make Hot Turmeric Chocolate

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Healthy Hot Turmeric Cocoa for Toddlers + Kids

prep time: cook time: 5 minstotal time: 5 mins

A classic cocoa recipe with a fun spice twist! Dairy-free and refined sugar-free, makes this drink easy for an kiddos with food allergies.

ingredients:

  • 2 cups milk of choice, I used almond milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup 
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of pink salt

instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients into a small sauce pan. 
  2. Heat over med/low heat until just warm, whisking ingredients constantly as you heat.
  3. Pour and serve. 
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A classic kid drink reinvented - this healthy turmeric hot cocoa for toddlers and kids is going to be your new favorite cold weather drink! Refined sugar free and dairy free, this healthy hot chocolate for kids is filled with the classic cocoa flavor but with a fun spice twist. #healthydrinks #toddlers

Easy Christmas School Lunch for Toddlers + Kids (can be made GF, DF + NF!)

Send a little holiday cheer to your kiddos at school with this Christmas School Lunch for Toddlers + Kids. A festive school lunch that is delicious, healthy and allergy friendly!

Send a little holiday cheer to your kids and toddlers at school or daycare with this Christmas School Lunch! This festive packed school lunch is nut free, dairy free, gluten free, super healthy and delicious, but packed with holiday fun! #schoollunch #christmas

As you probably know by now, I am that crazy mom that scrolls through Pinterest at 11pm trying to find amazing seasonally themed school lunch inspiration for my kiddos bento boxes <——— 2019 goal is to stop being so damn crazy;)

And while I did found some amazing Christmas themed food for my kid’s lunches (see list below), the problem came at 6am the next morning when I started packing lunches. Everything required too many steps! Or maybe I am just too lazy? Or maybe I didn’t have enough time? Or coffee? Maybe I should get back to the habit of packing lunches at night?

Because I was short on time, I threw away all of my amazing pinterest inspiration and started pulling out anything and everything in my fridge that was green or red. Turns out, there was a lot in there!

Then with a little chop, slice, dice and little holiday sprinkle magic, this fun and festive lunch got pulled together in roughly 5 minutes! Which left me with 3.5 minutes to take a shower, get dressed and pour another cup of coffee before I had to leave for school drop-off.

Elliette and Parker both told me how much they loved their fun lunches (this usually doesn’t happen) and requested that I send them with a new and exciting Christmas lunch every day (this is not going to happen). Which means this healthy Christmas Lunch is going to be on repeat for the next 8 days.

Hope your kiddos love it as much as mine did!

REASON I LOVE THIS CHRISTMAS SCHOOL LUNCH FOR TODDLERS + KIDS -

  • It’s easy to make (takes less then 5 minutes!!)

  • It’s full of festive cheer and will put a smile on their faces

  • It can easily be made allergy friendly - nut-free, dairy-free, gluten-free!

  • It’s healthy and delicious and will be devoured by your kids

OTHER FUN HOLIDAY FOODS TO PACK IN YOUR KIDS SCHOOL LUNCH -

Send a little holiday cheer to your kids and toddlers at school or daycare with this Christmas School Lunch! This festive packed school lunch is nut free, dairy free, gluten free, super healthy and delicious, but packed with holiday fun! #schoollunch #christmas

Tree Sandwich with Sprinkle Ornaments - I made this sandwich with cream cheese and jam on whole wheat bread (you can easily use GF bread here if needed). You can also make it with the classic pb&j (or sb&j if needed). After making the sandwich, with the palm of your hand, lightly smoosh down the bread until it is about half the original height and the bread is almost molded together. Using a tree cookie cutter, cut out the tree shape. To make the ornaments, take a wide straw or very small circle cookie cutter and cut holes into the first layer of bread. Gently peel the first layer of bread away. Sprinkle each hole with fun sprinkles and gently press down sprinkles so they stick.

Hummus with Green Veggies - fill a small container with plain hummus and then add a side of any green veggies your kiddos prefer - broccoli, sliced baby zucchini, sliced cucumbers, green beans, snap peas, etc. I added broccoli and sliced baby zucchini.

Kiwi + Pomegranate Seeds - chopped kiwi with pomegranate seeds sprinkled on top. So simple but looks so festive.

Strawberries + Raspberries - chopped strawberries and raspberries make for a punch of color.

Craisins - served for a healthy treat. You could also add in mini marshmallows, mini chocolate chips or a small holiday cookie instead.


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100 Must-Have Holiday Gifts for Kids (great for ages 4-7!)

These 100 Must-Have Holiday Gifts for Kids are not only going to be a huge hit on Christmas morning but they will also be a hit for the rest of year as well! This guide contains 8 different categories - STEM, space, mythical creatures (unicorns, mermaids, fairies), active, crafts, dinosaurs, games for game night and stocking stuffers.

These 100 Must-Have Holiday Gifts for Kids are not only going to be a huge hit on Christmas morning but they will also be a hit for the rest of year! This guide contains 8 different categories - STEM, space, mythical creatures, active, crafts, dinosaurs, games for game night and stocking stuffers. Find the perfect gift for the kid in your life aged 4-7! #giftguide #christmas #kids #holidays #shopping

My Holiday Gift Guide for Kids is Here!

And it is HUGE!

I didn’t intend for this guide to get so in-depth, but after polling my girls and all of their friends ages 4-7 on what they were wishing for this year, I knew I had to include all of their amazing requests (I did however leave out the standard response of pet puppy, kitty and baby dinosaurs from the list;).

I feel like kids nowadays have it made (yes, I realize how old that makes me sound), but seriously I wish I could have had this cool of toys when I was growing up. I may have even bought some of these toys for my girls just so I can play with them myself… while they are sleeping and I am eating all of the cookies I want.

I grouped all of the most-wanted gifts into 8 different categories - STEM, space, mythical creatures (unicorns, mermaids, fairies), active, crafts, dinosaurs, games for game night and my personal favorite stocking stuffers.

All the categories are perfect for kids ages 4-7 (and probably older) and are great for both boys and girls!

Don’t be afraid to take a look at all of the guides and then send your favorites right over to the grandparents, that’s my plan at least;)

HEAD STRAIGHT TO THESE MUST-HAVE GIFT GUIDES FOR KIDS:

STEM Learning Gifts for Kids

Out-of-this-World Gifts for Kids

Mythical Creatures Gifts for Kids

Move it! Move it! Gifts for Kids

Craft-Tastic Gifts for Kids

Dinos Rule the World Gifts for Kids

Game Night Gifts

Stocking Stuffers for Kids

MORE GIFT GUIDES YOU WILL LOVE:


STEM Learning Gifts for Kids

Find the perfect STEM gift for the science or technology loving kid in your life! You'll find 14 must have STEM toys and activities for gifting this holiday season. #stem #giftguide #kids #christmas #shopping

Out-of-this-World Gifts for Kids

Do you have a kid obsessed with space? This is the gift guide for you (and them!!). Find 12 out of this world space-related toys and gifts for kids this christmas season. #toys #space #christmas #giftguide #shopping

Mythical Creatures Gifts for Kids

Unicorns, fairies, and mermaids oh my! Your child will love these mythical creatures gifts for ages 4-7! #giftguide #kids #holidays #christmas #shopping

Move it! Move it! Gifts for Kids

12 must have gifts for getting your kids moving! If you have a kiddo who's always on the go, they'd love to receive any one of these awesome and practical activity related gifts. #giftguide #kids #christmas #shopping

Dinos Rule the World Gifts for Kids

Dinosaurs rule - rawr! This is a must have gift guide for any child in your love who's obsessed with dinosaurs! Games, toys, models and more, you'll find the perfect gift for the holiday season. #shopping #giftguide #dinosaurs #kids #christmas

Craft-Tastic Gifts for Kids

Calling all parents of crafting kids - this is the gift guide you need! 12 must have arts and crafts gifts for that little maker in your life. #giftguide #artsandcrafts #kids #christmas #shopping

Game Night Gifts

Level of your game night with these awesome board games for kids that parents will love too! 10 of the best must-have games for kids ages 4-7. #games #boardgames #giftguide #kids #shopping

Stocking Stuffers for Kids

All love stocking stuffers, but especially kids! See their eyes light up this holiday season with these 14 must have stocking stuffers for kids. #stockingstuffers #kids #christmas #shopping