I remember when Mackenlee was eating baby food, that her absolute favorite was the sweet potatoes with apples. My mission with Ethan is to never have to buy packaged baby food from the grocery store. I want to make it all and it is so incredibly easy! Our freezer is filling up with many different yummy fruits and veggies just waiting on Ethan to eat them. Ethan has had both sweet potatoes and apples with no side affects so while I was making some fresh applesauce and sweet potatoes, I decided to make a couple of bags of sweet potatoes with apples...and he LOVES them! Now I will share with you, just how easy it is to make your own baby food!
Sweet Potatoes with Apples:
Several red apples (I used Gala) several sweet potatoes
Peel and dice the apples and put them in a pan in about an inch of water and cook until tender. Be careful not to cook the apples to where they are the consistancy of applesauce. At that point they are over cooked. They will be ready when you can slide a fork through them easily. While preparing the apples, have the sweet potatoes in the oven at 400 degrees for 45 minutes, or until done.
After cooking the apples, place the apples in your food processor. Puree' them until smooth, adding water (perferrably from the pan that you cooked the apples in) until you get the consistancy that you need for your baby.
Once the sweet potatoes are done. Remove them from the oven and let them cool enough to handle. Peel the sweet potatoes and place the "meat" of the potato in the food processor. Puree' until smooth, adding water to thin to the desired consistancy.
After the apples and the sweet potatoes have been puree'd, measure out equal portions and combine in the storage bag of your choice. (obviously, mine were left over breast milk bags! which work great, by the way!)
Now, put them in your freezer and your baby will love them when it's time for him/her to start eating their first bites of food!