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Spinach Sweet Potato Fruit Pouch
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Sweet Potato Baby Led Weaning Cookies
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Mini Sweet Potato Casserole
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Creamy Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Soup

Spinach Sweet Potato Fruit Pouch

Easy to make fruit puree pouches – perfect for baby and toddler!  My daughter is anemic, so I came up with this Spinach Sweet Potato Fruit Pouch recipe to give her more Iron Rich foods! She loves these!

Food for Anemic Toddlers

When we went to our 15 month old doctor’s appointment, we found out that Enceladus was anemic and that she needed more iron rich foods in her diet.   She was drinking too much milk, which was causing iron not to be absorbed. 

Iron Deficiency is fairly common with toddlers, especially when they drink a large amount of milk everyday. On average, doctors say toddlers shouldn’t have more than 24 ounces of milk, but even at 16 ounces of milk a day Enceladus was anemic.

Always being one to try to naturally cure things, I came up with this Spinach Sweet Potato Fruit Pouch, which helped her get her iron levels to where they needed to be!

Many of my readers loved my Butternut Squash baby food,  Baby Pumpkin Pancakes and Sweet Potato Cookies, so I hope you love this recipe too!

Easy to make fruit puree pouches - perfect for baby and toddler!  My daughter is anemic, so I came up with this Spinach Sweet Potato Fruit Pouch recipe to give her more Iron Rich foods! She loves these!

Iron Rich Foods

Leafy dark greens are one of the best sources of iron, such as spinach or kale. If you wanted to substitute kale for spinach in this recipe, go for it! I find that spinach works for taste and in general, kids love it in fruit puree!  Sweet Potatoes are a great iron rich food too, so that’s why I’m including both spinach and sweet potatoes! 

Easy to make fruit puree pouches - perfect for baby and toddler!  My daughter is anemic, so I came up with this Spinach Sweet Potato Fruit Pouch recipe to give her more Iron Rich foods! She loves these!

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Sweet Potato Baby Led Weaning Cookies

HOMEMADE BABY COOKIES recipe for baby led weaning and soothing a teething baby! These healthy Sweet Potato cookies are made with mashed sweet potato, banana, baby cereal and oatmeal!   My favorite part is that these cookies are so delicious we can share them together! 

Sweet Potato Baby Cookies

Can you believe Enceladus just turned 8 months?  How time flies!  With month 7 came her craving for finger food!  No Mom, she doesn’t want to be fed with a spoon, she wants to feed herself! 

I admit, it does get a little messy when she feeds herself but it’s lots of fun to watch!  And honestly, nothing warms my heart more than to know she loves Mama’s cooking (she’s a big fan of my dairy free mashed potatoes too!). 

Homemade Teething Baby Cookies

Life has been filled with happy moments of “first foods”.  The first pureed baby food, the first sticky time she ate watermelon, the slippery first time she ate avocado, the sour face lemon taste, the happy face of tasting jam on toast,  etc.    Sweet potatoes have been a favorite of hers for a few months, but I had to figure out a way to serve them in a way that she could feed herself since she prefers finger foods over purees nowadays.  

HOMEMADE COOKIES recipe for baby led weaning and soothing a teething baby! These Sweet Potato cookies are made with mashed sweet potato, banana, baby cereal and oatmeal!   My favorite part is that these cookies are so delicious we can share them together! 

Baby Led Weaning Cookies Recipe

I felt like her breakfast choices were lacking so I got to thinking in how I could incorporate sweet potatoes in breakfast or a snack. I came up with these soft and yummy Sweet Potato Banana Cookies, perfect for baby led weaning eating adventures!  

 (PS.  Here’s the recipe video if you want to follow along!)

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Mini Sweet Potato Casserole

The BEST BAKED MINI Sweet Potato Casserole with BROWN SUGAR Pecan Topping! This easy Southern recipe uses BAKED sweet potatoes to really bring out the flavor! There is a delicious brown sugar pecan crumble on top! I love baking these as mini casseroles as it’s a beautiful presentation at Thanksgiving dinner and everyone gets to eat their own! You can even make these ahead of time and heat up!

Next year we are growing sweet potatoes in the garden because this year I finally fell in love with them in the kitchen! You might have seen my creamy Sweet Potato soup last week, well now I’m back with a Sweet Potato Casserole in Mini individual size!

Mini Sweet Potato Casserole

These MINI Sweet Potato Casseroles With Brown Sugar Pecan Topping are so cute and so delicious! Everyone gets to eat their own mini casserole so they’re going to be a hit at the next holiday dinner!
The BEST BAKED MINI Sweet Potato Casserole with BROWN SUGAR Pecan Topping! This easy Southern recipe uses BAKED sweet potatoes to really bring out the flavor! There is a delicious brown sugar pecan crumble on top! I love baking these as mini casseroles as it's a beautiful presentation at Thanksgiving dinner and everyone gets to eat their own! You can even make these ahead of time and heat up!

Let’s talk sweet potatoes first, ok?  The way to bring out the flavor of sweet potatoes isn’t by boiling them, but by baking them!  Trust me on this!  If you did a taste test with a boiled and baked sweet potato, and then mashed it, you would absolutely agree  that the baked sweet potato is SO much better! 

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Creamy Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Soup

CREAMY SLOW COOKER Sweet Potato Soup recipe! This easy Crock Pot meal includes ham and sweet potatoes in a creamy cheesy broth! Even my kids love this soup!

Sweet Potato Soup 

This Sweet Potato soup is the real deal.  Your entire family (kids and adults!) is going to declare this meal the best!  This soup is creamy, comforting and packed with vegetables (sweet potatoes, celery, carrots, red pepper, corn, onion and white beans!).  What’s not to love?

Sweet Potato Soup

And yes – you heard me correct, your kids are going to love this soup too!  If you’re looking for ways to introduce them to sweet potatoes, then this soup is the way to do it.   Even my 1 year old gladly picks the sweet potatoes up out of this soup and gobbles them down!

Over the weekend I was itching to make something with sweet potatoes so I decided to make a classic Fall recipe – Sweet Potato soup!  We love sweet potatoes so much, we might have to start growing our own sweet potatoes soon!
Cooking Sweet Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

What I love about cold weather soups is that they can be creamy (and cheesy) but you pack them full with vegetables! As I mentioned so many times before I’m in love with my slow cooker, so you’re going to love how easy this is!  

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