“Cheap-Cheep” Baby Food with Sweet Potato, Carrot and Chicken

Chicken Baby Food

Here is a great baby food for babies that are adding meat to their diet.  Easy, inexpensive and tastes great to many babies. Give it a try and see if your baby likes it!

Chicken is one of the first meats that 6-9 month old babies try. My babies were not keen on many of the store-brand meat baby food so this was a great  resource for protein. The sweet addition of carrots and sweet potatoes help disguise the meat-taste if this is a first attempt at meat. My son loved this recipe!

Ingredients:

½ small onion, chopped (If your baby is picky, skip the onion.)

1 tablespoon butter

½ skinless chicken breast (raw), diced

1 carrot, sliced

2½ cups sweet potato, diced

1¼ cups chicken broth

Directions:

In a large pot, saute onion in butter until softened. Add chicken and cook for about 4 minutes. The carrots and sweet potatoes are added next then the broth is poured over all. Bring to a boil and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes until veggies are tender. Let cool a few minutes, then puree in blender. Freeze leftovers in ice cube trays.

A two-ounce portion seems to be a great start for babies. This recipe makes about three cups (24 ounces) of food for your baby to enjoy for the week!

Parents: this recipe has a few options for your meal, too! Mealtimes can sometimes take forever with a playful or uninterested baby and it is important  for parents to keep up their own strength (and patience)! This is an easy soup to grab some quick protein while feeding your baby. I would usually reserve a bowl for me before pureeing the rest in the blender for the baby. Or, if  everything is already pureed, it can be served warm over biscuits or rolls for a quick meal.

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