10 Easy and Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes for Toddlers and Kids

10 Easy and Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes for Toddlers and Kids

If you are worried that your kid is not eating healthy foods, worry no more. There are always some foods that kids will never say no to, sweet potatoes being one of them. Sweet potatoes are a great option when it comes to giving vital nutrients to your kids in a delicious form. They are a good source of vitamins A and C, potassium, and fibre. Sweet potatoes also make a great first food for babies because they have a soft and creamy texture and are less allergenic in nature.

Delicious Sweet Potato Recipes for Children

Sweet potatoes can be made in many ways; they can be boiled, baked, and slow cooked. As kids get easily bored, it is best to come up with different ways of cooking something. Here are some scrumptious kid-friendly sweet potato recipes:

1. Sweet Potato Fries

Healthy fries you won’t feel guilty feeding your kids.

Sweet potato fries

Ingredients

  • Two sweet potatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • Oil

How To Prepare

  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
  • Boil the potatoes until they are half done.
  • Peel them and slice them.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper and place them on a baking tray lined with aluminium foil.
  • Sprinkle some oil over the potato slices and bake for five minutes.
  • Turn the fries over, do the same and let cool.
  • Serve with tomato sauce.

2. Sweet Potato Paratha

A sweeter version of Aloo paratha.

Ingredients 

  • Atta dough
  • Sweet potato
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cumin powder
  • Corriander
  • Oil or ghee

How To Prepare 

  • Mash the sweet potato until there are no lumps.
  • Add salt, pepper, and cumin.
  • Add chopped coriander.
  • Take a small ball of atta and flatten it, place some sweet potato in the centre, then pull the dough up and around on the sides in order to cover everything.
  • Gently roll out this ball and make sure the stuffing doesn’t come out.
  • On a hot pan or tawa, fry the sweet potato roti.

3. Sweet Potato Salad

This salad is healthy and easy to make.

Sweet potato salad

Ingredients 

  • Two boiled and peeled sweet potatoes
  • One peeled cucumber
  • One tomato
  • One cube cheese
  • One lime
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Half teaspoon olive oil

How To Prepare 

  • Chop the sweet potatoes, cucumbers, and tomatoes into cubes.
  • Mix them in a bowl.
  • Add olive oil, salt, and pepper to it and sprinkle the juice of half a lemon for dressing.
  • Toss the salad well and it is ready!

4. Sweet Potato Dosa

This is one of the best sweet potato Indian recipes for toddlers.

Ingredients 

  • One cup dosa batter
  • Half a cup grated sweet potato
  • Quarter cup organic jaggery powder
  • One tablespoon scrapped jaggery powder
  • One cardamom
  • Pinch of salt
  • Water as needed
  • Sesame oil/ghee

How To Prepare 

  • Grind together scrapped coconut, jaggery, cardamom, salt and grated sweet potatoes. Add water as required. Ensure the batter is as thick as regular dosa batter.
  • Heat the tawa and add a ladleful of batter. Spread it into a circle.
  • Sprinkle oil or ghee onto the dosa and allow it to cook for a while, then flip it over onto the other and allow it to cook.
  • Repeat the same with the remaining batter.

5. Savoury Sweet Potato Dosa

A more savoury dosa with sweet potato.

Sweet potato dosa

Ingredients 

  • One cup dosa batter
  • Half cup grated sweet potato
  • Two to three red chillies
  • Quarter teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Half a teaspoon asafoetida/hing
  • Water as needed
  • Salt to taste
  • Sesame Oil/Ghee

How To Prepare 

  • Grind together the dosa batter, red chillies, cumin seeds, asafoetida, salt, and grated sweet potatoes. Add water as required. The batter must be as thick as regular dosa batter.
  • Heat the tawa and add a ladleful of batter. Spread it into a circle.
  • Sprinkle oil or ghee onto the dosa and allow it to cook for a while, then flip it over onto the other.
  • Repeat the same with the remaining batter.

6. Sweet Potato Carrot Soup

This soup recipe is great for a rainy day.

Ingredients 

  • Two small carrots
  • One small sweet potato
  • One teaspoon finely chopped ginger
  • Four cloves finely chopped garlic
  • One teaspoon of butter/olive oil
  • Quarter teaspoon pepper powder
  • Seven almonds (soaked for ten minutes)
  • Coriander leaves
  • Water as required
  • Pinch of salt

How To Prepare 

  • Wash and peel the carrots and sweet potatoes. Chop them into cubes.
  • In a pressure cooker, heat olive oil/butter and add ginger and garlic. Sauté for two minutes.
  • Add carrots and sweet potatoes and stir.
  • Pressure cook everything with a cup of water for three whistles on a medium flame until the vegetables are soft.
  • Once the mixture cools, put it in the blender and blend well.
  • Take some olive oil/butter in the pan and add vegetables of your choice.
  • Add the sweet potato mix, salt, pepper, and water to the soup if you find it too thick.
  • Boil it and then add the coriander leaves for garnish.

7. Sweet Potato Mash

One of the best ways of giving sweet potatoes to little ones is by giving them sweet potato mash.

Sweet potato mash

Ingredients 

  • Two medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut
  • Three tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • Two tablespoons light brown sugar
  • Quarter cup heavy cream
  • Quarter cup full-fat milk

How To Prepare 

  • Steam or pressure cook sweet potatoes until very soft.
  • In a saucepan, add cream, milk, butter, and brown sugar and let it simmer, stirring well.
  • Take it off the heat and add potatoes to the mix, mashing everything well together until it turns smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper.

8. Sweet Potato Poha

Easy and healthy, this sweet potato poha can be made in a matter of minutes.

Ingredients 

  • One cup poha
  • One cup sweet potatoes (Chopped into cubes)
  • One small onion (chopped)
  • One green chilli (chopped)
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • One teaspoon sugar
  • Two teaspoons lemon juice
  • Some coriander leaves for garnish (chopped)
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed
  • Hing
  • Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp oil

How To Prepare 

  • Wash and then soak poha until it becomes soft enough to mash.
  • Squeeze water from the poha.
  • Heat some oil in the pan and add hing and cumin seeds.
  • Once the cumin seeds start crackling, put some onions and green chillies to the pan and sauté until onions are translucent.
  • Add chopped sweet potatoes and toss well. Allow them to cook until the potatoes turn soft.
  • Then add poha and mix well. Also, add sugar and salt to taste and mix again.
  • Cook again for two or three minutes and then switch off the flame. Garnish with coriander leaves.

9. Sweet Potato Tikki

Sweet potato tikkis are perfect for an after-school snack.

Sweet potato tikki

Ingredients 

  • Two sweet potatoes
  • One medium sized potato
  • Two slices of brown bread
  • One teaspoon chopped coriander
  • Salt and pepper
  • Half teaspoon of cumin powder

How To Prepare 

  • Mash potatoes and sweet potatoes together.
  • Add chopped coriander, salt, pepper and cumin powder and mix well.
  • Slightly wet the bread pieces if your mixture is too dry and then add it to the rest, mixing it in well.
  • Make small 1-inch tikkis with the mixture.
  • Fry in a pan and serve with ketchup.

10. Sweet Potato Kheer

This delicious sweet dish is made with all healthy foods – sweet potatoes, milk, and nuts.

Ingredients 

  • One sweet potato
  • 2 ½ cups milk
  • Ten dates
  • One cardamom
  • Five almonds
  • Two teaspoons ghee
  • Five cashews
  • One teaspoon raisins

How To Prepare 

  • Peel, chop, and pressure cook the sweet potato until soft.
  • Mash the pressure cooked potato and take it in a saucepan and heat it on a low flame.
  • Soak the dates and almonds for ten minutes.
  • Peel the almonds.
  • Grind dates and almonds, adding water to make a paste.
  • Add cardamom to the sweet potato mash and mix well.
  • Also, add date and almond paste.
  • Cook everything on a low flame until the mixture becomes of kheer consistency.
  • Stir occasionally to prevent from burning.
  • Add fried cashews and raisins.
  • Let it cook and then serve warm.

As you can see, there are many ways to use sweet potatoes, so don’t shy away from experimenting. Try these recipes for a start and get those important vitamins in your kid’s meals in ways that will delight him.

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