Third Baby Food: Chicken, Sweet Potato and Spinach

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My son loves this combination! It's good for him to get the protein from the chicken and nutrients from the spinach with the tasty goodness of the sweet potatoes (I've tried it too, it's not so bad!) Feel free to try other veggies that you have around the house too! I've used carrots or green beans with success as well. Such a time saver for busy moms and dads!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups peeled, cubed sweet potatoes

  • 2 cups packed fresh spinach leaves

  • 1 cup cubed skinless, boneless chicken

  • ½ cup breast milk

  • ½ cup water

Directions

  1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil; place sweet potatoes in steamer, cover, and steam until softened, about 8 minutes. Add spinach and cook until the sweet potatoes are easily mashed, about 5 minutes more.

  2. Bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the cubed chicken and cook uncovered until no longer pink inside, about 10 minutes.

  3. Combine chicken, sweet potatoes, spinach, breast milk, and water in a blender or food processor and blend until creamy.

  4. Spread sweet potato-chicken mixture into an ice cube tray, cover with plastic wrap and freeze until solid, 2 to 3 hours. Transfer frozen cubes to a resealable plastic bag and store in the freezer.

  5. To serve, heat cubes in the microwave until warm but not hot, about 30 seconds. Stir thoroughly.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute formula or water for the breast milk.

Store frozen cubes in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

72 Calories
1g Fat
8g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 72
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 46mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 233mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.