Ideas for Making Baby Food with Fresh Winter Produce

Photo by: Petr Kratochvil
Sweet Potatoes
This was the first food for all three of my kids, and there are a few ways to make it: steamed simply in water, steamed in chicken or vegetable stock or roasted ... more 
Photo by: Petr Kratochvil
Sweet Potatoes
This was the first food for all three of my kids, and there are a few ways to make it: steamed simply in water, steamed in chicken or vegetable stock or roasted whole in the oven--simply mash up and add enough water to get the consistency you need. (Runny for new eaters, chunkier for those whose bunny plate has seen more action.) While you're cooking sweet potatoes for Baby, try one of these ideas for the rest of the family: Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Chicken & Quinoa or Sweet Potato Whoopie Pies.

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Wed, Jan 15, 2014 12:24 PM EST
Many supermarkets carry popular fruits and veggies year round, but the best flavors always come from crops grown locally and that means buying in season. I've made baby food for three babies now and love having a baby food maker that I swear by on hand to do it. But all you have to have is a pan and a blender, so let's feed some babies. -By Charity Curley Mathews

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