Japanese Sweet Potato Baby Food

I made Japanese sweet potato puree for Ginger’s first solid food. She loves it. Garnet and Jewel work too, but they aren’t as creamy in taste or texture as the Japanese sweet potato. Besides, Japanese sweet potatoes were the only kind my health food store had a few days ago – so there you go :-)

I put two washed sweet potatoes (poked with a fork) in the crock pot with some water to cook. I prefer the moisture of sweet potatoes that have been steamed in the crock pot. Keeping the oven off is an added bonus.

When they are cool I peel off the skin and put them in the Blendtec. I add enough water so that I can pour the puree into my BPA-free freezer trays with lids.

If you live near me, and you want to buy fresh homemade baby food, check out the Longmont Farmers Market. Last weekend I met a gal there named Mia, selling organic baby food in small glass jars. Mia also offers catering for new mothers. What a great idea.

I know some of you will ask what foods to feed baby and when to begin feeding them. For the answer to that question I refer to my friend Ali’s cookbook, The Whole Life Nutrition
. <—that’s what I’m following for Ginger :-)

♥, Kelly


  1. Anonymous says


    Sadly, this post is missing a critical ingredient……GINGER! :)

    Can we see how that little sweetie has grown..please????



  2. Elese says

    Awww, she’s precious! Darling blue eyed little girl. :) You are such a sweet diligent mom, taking wonderful care of your family.

    Off the topic a bit, but I’ve got your zucchini bread from your first cookbook in the oven right now and it smells AWESOME! My family is totally loving the fact that I’m cooking so “Spunky Coconut” lately. Fantasic work Kelly; so grateful I came across your blog!

  3. says

    Awesome! We’re expecting our own Baby B in August so posts like this are helpful as I attempt to prepare for baby’s arrival. Such a simple way to do it without buying tons of contraptions for making baby food. I think I’ll invest in the freezer trays and we’ll be good! Thanks for the tips :)

  4. Anonymous says

    Fantastic use of the crock pot. We love sweet potatoes! How long do you cook them in the crock pot? Thank you!

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