Sunday, November 25, 2012

Peanut Post: A New Favorite Green Puree - Sweet Potato with Spinach & Green Peas

Annalyn has a new favorite green goo and once again, the combination may surprise you.  Sweet potatoes with spinach and green peas.  I must say, it does taste really good.  The sweetness of the potatoes pairs perfectly with the green flavor of the spinach (yes, green is a flavor in Mama's house.  I love it, and so does my Peanut.  Daddy's still on the fence about "eating leaves", but he does it anyway.)  The end result is a nutrient-packed and very pretty green goo. 

What's that?  You don't like green leaves and yam? Well...

“Try them, try them, and you may! Try them and you may, I say.” 
~Dr. Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham
  Can't argue with the classics...

Sweet Potatoes with Spinach & Green Peas

- 1 T. unsalted butter
- 1 large or 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1/2 c. green peas, frozen
- 3/4 c. baby spinach, washed and tough stems removed
- 1 c. water


1.  Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.  Add sweet potatoes and saute about a minute. 

2.  Add 1 cup water, bring to a boil, and simmer for 7-8 minutes.

3.  Add the peas and spinach and cook, covered for 3-5 minutes.

4.  Puree until smooth, adding cooking liquid as needed to achieve desired consistency.

so pretty!
printable recipe
Time for Mama's little taste tester to decide...
you're right, I do like it!
not the book, silly Peanut!

ok, let's give this green stuff a shot...

just blew her little baby mind!

She ate an entire bowl full of it that afternoon after not eating well all day.  I know what you're thinking - what a horrible Mama spoiling that baby's dinner with spinach and peas! And it wasn't a fluke because the next day I received this text message at work: 

"What's in that new green one again? It's like baby crack." - Dada (apparently she really likes it!)

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