If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed I have been sharing my son’s evening meals on my Instagram stories. Drain and place sweet potatoes in a bowl. November 22, 2019. These Sweet Potato Lentil Baby Fritters are a fantastic high iron first food for baby-led weaning, especially for vegetarian and vegan babies.

Re: how to prepare sweet potato by LittleQueenie » 18 Nov 2012, 16:59 Oh, never tried baking them whole for some reason - here we just chop into chipo/wedge shape, roll in a little olive oil and roast at 200C for 25 minutes.

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Baby Led Weaning: Sweet Potato.

In fact, it was one of the first things I made for Jax when he started self feeding. Chop the red onion, carrot and sweet potato into small chunks. Add sweet potatoes and cook until fork can easily poke through sweet potatoes, about 10-15 minutes. Whn you place sweet potato into water directly for cooking it allows the water-soluble nutrients (like vitamin C and B6) to move freely fromthe food into the water being used for cooking. Add the lentils and sweet potato then add enough water to cover the mixture. When cooking for babies we want to try to retain as much of the nutrients as possilbe so steaming or roasting are the best options instead of boiling. Mash them with spoon or potato masher until completely mashed up. Sauté for a few minutes. Check out how happy he was munching on sweet potato for the first time (at 6.5 months old).

When thinking of “first foods“, especially for BLW, sweet potato is often on the top of the list. Heat the oil in a large pan then add the onions, garlic and carrots.