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5 Ways To Give Sweet Potatoes To Toddlers & Kids

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5 Ways To Give Sweet Potatoes To Toddlers & Kids

 

Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A and C. They also contain calcium, iron and potassium. They also contain 4 g dietary fibre. Sweet potatoes are very low in calories and have zero fat.

 

Sweet-Potato recipes for toddlers

 

You can give sweet potatoes to kids in these interesting ways-

Sweet Potato Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cups (1/2-inch) cubed peeled sweet potato
  • 1 1/2 cups (1/4-inch) sliced peeled carrots
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Recipe

Heat oil in a large pan. Add onions and saute until tender.

Add sweet potato, carrot, ginger, and and cook for 2 minutes.

Add broth and bring to a boil.

Cover and simmer until vegetables are tender. Add in salt.

Pour in a food processor when it cools down.

Blend till smooth and soup is ready.

Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients

  • Sweet potatoes- 2
  • Salt and pepper
  • Oil

Recipe

Boil the sweet potatoes till they are just 40% cooked.

Peel them and cut into chips.

Then sprinkle salt and pepper on the chips.

Preheat oven to 250 degrees C.

Place the chips in a single layer on aluminium foil and sprinkle a little oil on them.

Bake the chips for 10 minutes after placing in a baking dish.

Sweet potato chips are ready.

Sweet Potato Pudding

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray/Oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey, divided
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 slice whole wheat bread, crusts removed
  • 2 cups mashed baked peeled sweet potato
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons chopped ginger
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt

Recipe

Preheat oven to 350°.

Coat a 11/2-quart baking dish with cooking spray/oil.

In a large bowl, take eggs, 3 tbsp honey, milk, and bread. Beat until smooth.

Add sweet potato, vanilla, cinnamon, and allspice; beat until smooth.

Pour into prepared baking dish. Scatter pecans and ginger over top.

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes until pudding is set and slightly puffy.

Mix together  yogurt and remaining 1 tablespoon honey until smooth. Top the pudding with it before serving.

Sweet Potato Wedges

Ingredients

  • 6 medium sweet potatoes
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Recipe

Preheat oven to 500°.

Peel sweet potatoes; cut each lengthwise into quarters.

Place sweet potatoes in a large bowl and coat with cooking spray.

Mix together sugar, salt, and peppers, and sprinkle over potatoes. Coat the sweet potatoes well.

Arrange potatoes, cut sides down, in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Bake 10 minutes.

Turn the wedges over and bake for 10 more minutes.

Sweet Potato Dip

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup roasted mashed sweet potato
  • 1 tablespoons plain Greek-style low-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried chipotle chile powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Recipe

Take sweet potato, yogurt, honey, chili powder, and salt in a bowl.

Stir well to get a smooth paste.

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