This mash is perfectly suitable for babies from 7-8 months of age and is a good way of getting your baby to start getting used to food textures.
Potatoes are one of the first foods that can be introduced to babies as they are easily digestible and contains a high amount of starch which give them energy to be active. Beans contains fibre and is a source of protein, iron, manganese, folate and zinc which is good for baby, as well as the whole family.
The vitamins and minerals in potatoes are not high, so combining it with beans makes a more nutritious meal for baby. Always ensure you cook your beans until it is very soft in order to make it baby-friendly.
Baby Beans and Potato Mash Recipe
- ½ cup cooked beans (you can use peeled beans to make it more digestible and possibly reduce gas)
- 1 small potato (cut into small cubes)
- ¼ small onions (minced or chopped thinly)
- 2 tsp crayfish
- 1 tsp ground fish
- 1 tbsp palm oil
- Small piece of sardine (optional)
- Water for cooking
- Put cooked beans in a pot with the diced potato, onions and half cup of water to cook.
- Add water in bits if necessary until potatoes are soft. Drain the little water that may be left and keep aside.
- Heat oil in a small pot and once hot, add the ground crayfish and ground fish. Stir to combine and cook for less than a minute until fragrant.
- Mash the beans, potatoes and sardine with a fork. Stir into the palm oil sauce and combine well.
- Add the drained water that was kept aside to get the consistency you want for your child and serve.
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Thanks for this ma’am. Do we have to peel the beans?
You are welcome Uloma. Peeled is preferable for younger babies
I just cooked this for my baby using your guide. I cant wait for him to wake up and try it. Fingers crossed!!! I have a picky eater
LOL, i’m sure he will Ihyy. Hope he enjoyed it?
Wow,Thanks ma’am,my son really liked it,infact he finished the full bowl and wanted more,he is 17months and it’s just cereal I feed him with,I was shocked,thanks alot,please what’s your IG handle?
Thank you so much for this info tou are giving it free to us. Awesome awesome stuff. I can’t even thank you enough
Wow thank you so much for this information. Please which of the potatoes is better, sweet or Irish potatoes?
Sweet is more nutritious but it is always good to give varieties.
Eboseremen Okoruwa says
Is there a meal plan for 14months babies pls. Baby wakes up every night for a meal I am guessing she’s not eating well before sleeping.
Eboserem, I don’t have a mealplan but you can find recipes here to make a plan that suits your baby.
Sandra ofomi says
Ma’am can milk be added?
Sure you can add milk but stock is preferable.