Homemade Sweet Potato and Broccoli puree for your Baby


Broccoli is a great source of nutrition for your baby. It is best steamed or microwaved – boiling will remove about half of the vitamin C content. To make this great staple taste better for your baby, mix it with a sweet tasting vegetable like sweet potatoes, rutabaga, butternut squash or pumpkin. You can also try variations such as sweet potato and peas or sweet potato and spinach.

Sweet Potato and Broccoli puree:

1 medium sweet potato (peeled and chopped)

3/4 cup of broccoli florets

1 tablespoon of unsalted butter

1 to 2 tablespoon of baby’s usual milk

Steam the sweet potato and broccoli until tender (sweet potato will take about 12 minutes, broccoli about 6 minutes) or Place the sweet potato in a saucepan, cover with water and boil for 8-10 minutes. Add steamed or microwaved softened broccoli. Cool slightly, put into a blender, add butter and milk and puree until smooth.

This puree can also be frozen if you want to make some ahead of time.

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Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

  • Lisa Cain says:

    My favorite homemade baby food site is https://www.babyfood101.com
    It has lots of recipes for different whole food.
    I hope this is helpful.

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