HAPPY FALL Y’ALL !!!
Are you a mom? If so then you are BUSY and this post is for you! Whether you’re working as a stay at home mom or a mom with two jobs like me because being a mom is job #1 right?!
We all have little mouths to feed and it’s not always convenient when there are so many other things to get done.
Dont worry, this is a super quick post to share a nutritious snack that I made for my son using some leftover baked sweet potato and a few fun ingredients we had at the house.
Make it a super food
Do you have that one food in your family that your kids could probably eat every week and never complain? Sweet potatoes are a staple in my family. We could literally eat them everyday and never get bored.
Loving sweet potatoes is a good thing because they are packed with vitamins and nutrients.
I chose to bake them instead of boil them in this recipe to retain more of the natural sweetness and nutrients. You can boil them if you prefer less of the natural sugar and it will be lower on the glycemic index as well.
This means you can control a lower and more consistent blood sugar level that will leave you feeling fuller longer.
I added some flaxseed meal to sneak in some texture and pack in some powerful nutrients for my active little guy. Flaxseed is my go to secret ingredient for jam packed vitamins and minerals plus you get a healthy dose of fiber, protein and omega 3 fatty acids. See, I told you this was a super quick healthy fall treat!
I also said this would be a quick post, so if you want to learn more about the benefits of flax seeds, then check out this article.
The below ingredients yielded 12 ounces for me. If you don’t want them in squeeze pouches you could always freeze them in ice cube trays, empty teething rings, or jars for future use.
Just make sure you know when the breast milk and/or formula you added will expire. I tend not to freeze breast milk or baby food past 3 to 6 months.
The steps :
- Mash up the sweet potato and soft, ripe banana and then stir in the rest of the ingredients to taste.
- Use two tablespoons of flaxseed meal, but that will depend on the consistency you desire for your baby. Mine was ready for thicker, chunkier textures at the time.
- Add some breast milk or formula and puree it to thin it out if needed.
- Flavor it up with the cinnamon and nutmeg for the fresh, fall touch.
1 large baked sweet potato (peeled)
1 ripe banana
Whole ground flaxseed meal
*breast milk or formula (optional)
There you have it mama, a super quick fall treat that baby will love! Plus we snuck in some extra kick butt nutrition with the flaxseeds. Think about adding them into just about anything for extra fiber, protein and omega 3 fatty acids.
What are some homemade baby food meals you like to prepare? Leave a comment, they come directly to me!
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