This Sweet Potato, Mango with Ginger Baby Food Puree is a fun way to introduce baby to the bold taste of ginger. I have found that when ginger is paired with sweet potato and mango, it calms down a little and is perfect for baby’s delicate taste buds!

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Sweet Potato, Mango with Ginger Baby Food Puree

To be honest, I have been feeling behind this entire week. I’m blaming it on the four day vacation I took last weekend, the one I spent in sunny San Francisco away from being a parent and wife, where there was nothing on the agenda but what to eat next or where we wanted to go shopping. It was amazing and I feel forever grateful to have had those days away, but as soon as I got home, I couldn’t seem to get around to doing anything on my ever growing to-do list.

Everything just seemed to stand still.

Nothing felt right.

Or maybe it just felt too good to have the warm sun on my bare legs and arms for a couple of days and nothing else would take the place of that.

Maybe I needed a longer vacation? Maybe I should think ahead and book trips to only sunny and warm places? Maybe I should just get over myself and stop pouting? Whatever it is, I’m in a little inspiration rut. A to-do list overload. A when-is-winter-ever-going-to-be-over funk.

How to you deal with life’s little ruts? Any tricks on how to beat the winter blues?

Thankfully, I received some inspiration from an amazing reader [from Germany!!!!] that wrote me awhile back telling me all about the incredible recipes she is making for her adorable daughter. This one sounded so good I just had to get my butt in gear and cook this wonderful puree to share with you [with her permission of course].

She originally used butternut squash instead of sweet potatoes, but after searching at 3 different markets there was no butternut squash to be found, see what I mean when I saw nothing is going right, so I switched to sweet potatoes. Turns out the sweet potatoes are amazing mixed with the lighter and sweeter mango. It makes the sweet potato feel not so dense and heavy and gives it a kick that is much needed this time of year. And boy does the ginger punch it up a notch. I tend to add way more then I say in my recipes because I like it when my mouth is almost screaming from the sharp taste of it.

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cups stacked on top of each other filled with puree.

Get the recipe: Sweet Potato, Mango with Ginger Baby Food Puree

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I have found that when ginger is paired with sweet potato and mango, it calms down a little and is perfect for baby's delicate taste buds!

Ingredients 

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and roughly cubed
  • 1 mango, peeled, deseeded and roughly chopped (see notes)
  • 1/2 tsp ginger, freshely grated
  • 1/2 cup liquid. water, breast milk, formula or stock

Instructions 

  • In a medium saucepan, add the cubed sweet potatoes and add enough water to cover the sweet potatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 20-25 minutes or until tender when pricked with a fork. Drain and let cool slighly.
  • Add the sweet potatoes, mango and ginger to a blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes or until completely smooth, adding liquid of choice in 1/4 increments as needed.

Notes

Age: 6+ months
Yield: makes roughly 35 ounces
Storage: Fridge – store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. Freezer – can be frozen for up to 4 months (this and this are my favorite freezer storage containers).
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