If your little one is like mine, then he most likely insists on feeding himself. This can be a challenge, especially when trying to get him to eat foods packed full of nutrients. Joey loves pureed vegetables, but he can’t feed them to himself. However, when I give him cut up pieces of some of his favorite vegetables, he tends to stick them in his mouth, suck on them, and then pull them back out (very gross I know!). Most likely he does this since he isn’t fond of the texture of these foods.
To help him get in more vegetables and fruits, I have been wracking my brain to come up with healthy finger food recipes that he will like and eat up. One that has been a success is this easy to make recipe. In fact, the whole family really enjoys it! It’s packed full of vitamin A, fiber, and even protein. Give it a try and see if your little one is a fan as well.
2 large sweet potatoes
1 cup fresh or frozen carrots
1 ½ TBS cinnamon
½ cup cottage cheese
¼ cup butter, softened
1/3 cup all purpose flour
2 large eggs
Preheat your oven to 400 F. Clean sweet potatoes, puncture with a fork, and wrap in foil. Place your sweet potatoes in the over for 45-60 minutes, or until soft. Remove from the oven, remove skin, and place insides into a large bowl. Using a fork, mash the sweet potatoes until all the large clumps have been removed.
Steam carrots until soft. Once soft, place into a food processor and blend until smooth.
Add the mashed carrots into the sweet potatoes and mix to blend evenly. Add in eggs and mix thoroughly.
In a food processor or blended, mix together softened butter, cottage cheese, flour, and 1 Tbs cinnamon and blend until smooth.
Add blended mixture into vegetables and mix until all ingredients have been evenly distributed.
Lightly grease a large baking pan. Pour mixture onto pan and using a spatula, evenly spread mixture over the pan. Sprinkle remaining cinnamon on top.
Bake at 400 F for 35-40 minutes or until edges are light brown and crispy. Remove from oven, allow to cool, and cut into small bite size pieces. Serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!