This spinach baby food recipe blends spinach, sweet potatoes, yogurt and peanut butter for a balanced and nutritious introduction for homemade baby food or baby led weaning. They can even be frozen as baby teething popsicles.
I know what you’re thinking…a spinach baby food recipe? It doesn’t sound too appetizing.
And if you’re buying a spinach sweet potato baby food from the store, I imagine it wouldn’t taste too good.
But, this spinach sweet potato baby food recipe DOES taste good because we have some other secret ingredients in there as well.
Spinach for babies is probably not the first thing you think of when introducing solids. But, the fact of the matter is that spinach is very nutritious.
Spinach is high in:
This is a spinach and sweet potato baby food recipe and both together are a nutritious combination. I prefer to mix spinach with another fruit or vegetable when making a spinach puree of baby food.
Some other baby food combinations with spinach include:
Making your own sweet potato baby food is very easy if you have a blender, nutribullet or other baby food maker.
Baby led weaning sweet potato recipes are so easy because no matter how you serve them, they are very safe for baby and very nutritious. See this whole post about sweet potatoes for baby led weaning.
And even as babies become toddlers, sweet potato recipes for toddlers are just as easy and fun!
Just think about all of the sweet potato baby food combinations you can make. Sweet potatoes mix well with many thing because they have a natural sweetness and caramelized taste.
Baby led weaning with sweet potato is one of our favorite introductions to solids. I talk more about our 6 month baby led weaning foods here.
Honestly, there are so many sweet potato recipes for baby. Sweet potato puree baby food is so versatile!
How to Make Sweet Potato for Baby – Sweet potato is a great first food for babies because it’s soft.
It can be mashed, or served in “fry” shape. You can also puree it, use it in meatballs or burgers and more.
Some of my favorite ways to include sweet potatoes in baby led weaning are:
You probably have all or most of this stuff already!
Optional Add In’s– You could also add in breastmilk or formula, or substitute that for the yogurt, although I like the consistency that full fat greek yogurt adds.
I get it: baby food recipes with peanut butter can be scary. It can be scary to introduce nuts, especially if you have a family history of allergies.
I would definitely recommend consulting with your pediatrician before doing so! It is completely optional, so you can leave it out if you choose, or substitute it with another nut butter or seed butter.
While avocado and peanut butter baby food may be more common, I love the combination of spinach, sweet potatoes and peanut butter. I find it nutritious and delicious.
If you don’t want to use peanut butter, you can also use this baby friendly peanut powder. Or leave it out completely.
I would recommend microwaving the sweet potato to cook it. It only takes 5-6 minutes and once you let it cool, it becomes easily mashable.
Then, you’ll just add it to the blender along with everything else and blend. It couldn’t be easier.
If you wanted to serve these as frozen sweet potato spinach popsicles for baby, just add the pureed food (like a smoothie consistency) to popsicle molds.
These have worked really well for us as baby popsicles for teething.
A few other questions you may be wondering about for this easy recipe.
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or high-speed blender to get a smooth consistency. Add more milk if you want a more liquid consistency.
You can add a splash of milk, breastmilk or formula if necessary, for blending.
To make as teething popsicles, pour puree into popsicle molds and freeze.
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Did you do baby led weaning? What were your babies’ favorite foods?