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Sweet Potato Soup for Babies

This sweet potato soup for babies is richly flavored and delicious, but contains none of the salt so dominant in many commercially prepared soups!

You may introduce this soup to your baby – with your doctor’s consent – from around 6 months of age.

You might, however, like to wait until a little later in baby’s first year if he has a sensitive tummy, as this recipe does contain a little onion (here’s more information about using onion in your baby food recipes).

For older babies, this dish is yummy served with a finger food accompaniment of little fingers of cheese on toast!

Sweet Potato Soup for Babies

16 fl oz (2 cups) homemade vegetable stock

1 medium sweet potato (peeled and diced)

1/2 small onion, chopped

pinch ground allspice

2 whole cloves

  1. Pour the stock into a saucepan, add the cloves and bring to the boil.
  2. Add the sweet potato cubes and chopped onion and return to the boil.
  3. Lower the heat to a simmer, add the allspice and cook until the sweet potato cubes are tender (5 to 10 mins).
  4. Remove from the heat.
  5. Remove the cloves (don’t forget this step!), then puree the soup until completely smooth. We like to do this right in the pot, using a hand blender.

The soup is now ready to serve. If your baby is enjoying texture, then try pureeing only half the mixture, then mashing the rest and finally stirring the two halves together!

Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

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