Simple, sweet, and nutritious! Have as a snack on it’s own or as a side to various dishes. If you like sweet potatoes, you know these leftovers don’t last long!
Sweet Potato Mash Up
Non-GMO, organic, local, vegan ingredients:
Optional: Salt and Pepper
Optional: Dash of Nutmeg, Cinnamon, and/or Ginger
Leaving the skins on is best for maximum nutrition. Use a food processor/blender to make a very fine mash of the entired sweet potato batch or wait until cooled after cooking and remove the skins, put the centers in a bowl while you blend the skins, either serve separately or together depending on who is eating and their needs. Babies need a fine mash to avoid choking hazards.
Do not eat skins of non-organic sweet potatoes as they may have been treated with a dye, wax, or other chemical which is why organic produce is now necessary to find. For non-organic sweet potatoes, peel skins off before cooking.
Boil/steam the sweet potatoes in a pot of water until soft enough to put a knife/fork through. Strain and return to the pot. Eat them just like this or add a little organic coconut milk or water, salt and pepper to taste, and add any other spices you like. This batch has ginger and nutmeg dashed in. Mash and stir up a little and serve hot! Store in a glass container with a lid in the refrigerator and use up in a few days.
Great dish for anyone on a soft food/liquid diet. Puree this with water or organic coconut milk for a liquid meal or add into a soup.
If you want just mashed sweet potato: leave out the seasonings. It tastes delicious! This way is how you prepare them for your baby’s first food. Just follow the usual guidelines of small amounts of one food, trying once in morning, and watch for food allergies, consulting your doctor for allergy tests/questions and instructions for your baby’s specific needs, age, and development.