This is one of the most versatile vegan combo we have tried giving to our baby. The taste is just the right amount of sweetness and you can easily add spices and herbs and other fruits and veggie purees too to “customize” your baby’s growing palate.
You can easily make it and this is best for babies 6 months and up. You will just need 2-3 medium-sized sweet potato and half cup of chick peas to make a weeks serving of puree. If you want to have it for one serving, just 1 sweet potato and 2 tablespoons of chickpea will be enough.
Ingredient Selection Tips
- Sweet potatoes come in different sizes, colors depending on the variety. Color can can be orange, red orangey or some yellowish. There are also white ones. For this recipe, we used the orange variety because it is easily found and has a thicker texture when cooked – plus it is sweeter. Select the small to medium size ones with no bruises. Avoid those that have the growing “strings” as it indicates the sweet potato is already beyond its shelf life and it is tough and of course, it is growing a beard, after all ( you should get the pun here!). Use your thumb and index finger to check its firmness.
- Chickpeas – there are red, black and off-white variety that you can choose from. The most widely used one is the white one. When buying, carefully check if there are small rocks that were included; this happens while drying. Though there are canned chickpeas available in supermarkets we still advise to use the fresh organic ones. Select the ones with uniform color. Chickpeas are also a good base for hummus.
|Preparation Time||5 minutes|
|Total Time||10- 15 minutes|
Bon appétit for your baby!