Friday, September 7, 2012

Baby's Sweet Potatoes- or for Mommy!

Baby's Sweet Potatoes

* Ingredients:
* 2 large sweet potatoes (7 - 8 oz. each)
* 1/4 to 1/3 cup purified water
* 1/4 cup tap water

* Directions:
* Scrub sweet potatoes.  Pierce once with fork & place in Bean Pot.
* Add tap water & cover with lid.
* Cook on HIGH 7 - 8 minutes, until soft to the touch.  Let cool slightly.
* Peel sweet potatoes & slice.
* Puree with 1/4 cup purified water until smooth.  If too thick, thin with more water. Strain if necessary. 
* Store in your Tupperware snack cups in refrigerator for up to 3 days, or freeze in a beaba silicone freezer tray.

* It's simple to prepare vegetables & fruits for your baby in the microwave using your Magic Bean Pot, that you might never buy store-bought again.  You have the assurance of knowing Exactly what is in your baby's food, & it is certainly the way to retain as many vitamins & nutrients as possible, since so little liquid is required & the cooking time is so short.

* One important tip:  when reheating the baby food, remember to just warm it, don't cook until boiling hot.  Stirring & testing are important.  Think in terms of seconds in the microwave, not minutes.  Store baby fruits & vegetables in small covered jars in the refrigerator.  Reheat in custard cups on Medium, stirring once or twice, 30 - 60 seconds.

* Puree & strain vegetables & fruit with liquid as needed, depending on the age of the baby.  Younger babies need a smoother, more liquid texture.  If in doubt, consult with your pediatrician.

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