Purple Potato Baby Food

This recipe is great for introducing beets to your baby. The potato helps with texture and mellows the beet flavour, though because of the sweetness most babies love beets on their own in a puree as well. It is recommended to introduce beets at the 8 – 10 month mark and be aware that, as with adults, eating many beets can cause red discharge in stool.

1 medium of  beets
2 medium potatoes

 Bake both the beet and the potato in foil in a 400 degree oven for 45 minutes or until tender. Mash and mix beets and potatoes together. Serve when they have reached room temperature.


2 Comments to “Purple Potato Baby Food”

  1. Isn’t it a bad idea to promote the use of aluminum foil for babies, especially since there are concerns about the link between foil and Alzheimer’s?

    • There is no study confirming that using foil is in any way harmful to anyone. No more so than any of the other materials used to cook / reheat food.

      If you are concerned you can always cook your beets and potatoes on a baking sheet – the outside will become dried out but the inside will still be tender.

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