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Recipe: Sweet Potato Spinach Baby Puree

Recipe: Sweet Potato Spinach Baby Puree Recipe: Sweet Potato Spinach Baby Puree

​Makes 1 cup

This fall-themed puree is packed with nutrients for your growing baby and also functions as a great side dish for the whole family!

Active time: 10 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

Kitchen Gear:

  • Sharp knife

  • Cutting board

  • Measuring cup

  • Small pot

  • Handheld blender or masher


  • 1 sweet potato, scrubbed and sliced (The thinner the slices, the faster it will cook.)

  • ¾ cup fresh flat-leaf spinach leaves, finely chopped


  • Put the sweet potato slices in the pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil over high heat.

  • Lower the heat to medium, add the spinach, and cook until the sweet potato is tender, about 15 minutes. If necessary, drain off the water.

  • Mash or puree. Set aside to cool to room temperature or cover and refrigerate up to 2 days.

Kids i​n the Kitchen:

  • Let your child scrub the sweet potato.

  • If using a potato masher, allow your child to mash the mixture.

  • If using a food processor, allow your child to press the power buttons.

Personalize It:

  • Substitute the sweet potato with carrots or butternut squash.

  • Substitute the spinach with kale.

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Last Updated
The Picky Eater Project: 6 Weeks to Happier, Healthier Family Mealtimes (Copyright © 2016 American Academy of Pediatrics)
The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
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