This combination can be introduced gradually to your baby ages 5 months and up. It is sweet naturally and with high content of Beta-Carotene for great eyesight development. There are around 15 varieties of squash you can choose from. Accordingly, there are around 16 cultivars of sweet potatoes which comes in different colors, from deep orange to white and even a purple one that you can choose. You can even mix and match these two in different cultivars and colors depending on what is in season. Do not be afraid to mixed these two wonderful veggies and you can add pear or applesauce puree for an added natural sweetness.
You can prepare this highly nutritious puree combo in less than an hour.
Ingredient Selection Tips:
- Choose the squash and the sweet potato is locally available in your community. If you have signed up for the Community supported Agriculture (CSA) cluster, then you can surely have these ingredients sourced out locally, organic and readily available all year round.
- Choose the squash and sweet potatoes that have no or fewer skin punctures. Slight variations on skin color would not directly affect its flavor.
- Do not choose those with white specks (these have probably been stored for a long time).
|Preparation Time||3-5 minutes|
|Total Time||7-10 minutes|
|Nutrient Content||Squash has low Cholesterol and sodium content. It is a good source for Vitamins A, C, E and B6. It also contains Folate, Calcium (for your baby’s sturdy bones), potassium, magnesium, niacin and Thiamine. Your sweet potato ingredient will greatly complement the nutrients found in squash. Sweet potatoes have low sodium content and saturated fat. It has fiber, Vitamins A, C and B6.|
Bon appétit for your baby!