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S is for Sweet Potato Fries | Cooking The Alphabet | Cooking With Kids | Easy Toddler Lunch I BLW

Hi, I’m Amber, and I’m cooking the alphabet with my two toddlers!

Illustrated sweet potato background with text saying "Baby Cooks The Alphabet - Cook the alphabet and create a handmade recipe scrapbook! Sweet Potato Fries”

Today we're cooking sweet potato fries for S is for Sweet Potatoes!

If you remember back to G is for Green Bean Fries, our first attempt at fries did not go as planned. I'm happy to say this one went great!

What you need:

  1. Ingredients:

  • 4 large sweet potatoes

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  1. Tools: Clean hands

A 3-year-old peeling potatoes.
My three-year-old peeling potatoes.

Getting The Kids Cooking:

Set-up tasks your toddler can help with include:

  • Grabbing kitchen tools

  • Grabbing ingredients

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Then the fun part comes:

  • Peel potatoes - watch for little fingers!

  • Cut potatoes into 1/4 inch wide sticks

  • Toss potato sticks in olive oil

  • In separate bowl, mix salt, pepper, and garlic powder

  • Toss potato sticks in spices - go ahead and let your little one get their fingers messy!

  • Spread coated potatoes out on a baking sheet, try to spread them so they are not touching.

  • Bake for 15 minutes, flip fries and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until crispy

If your little one doesn't like the feeling of olive oil on their hands, they can use a basting brush instead. Don't be afraid to let your little one use their hands for tossing and coating - you can always add a bit more spices and oil if things get too messy!

Remember to take photos of your little chef tossing, coating, and spreading!

Now that the kids had fun, it's mama's turn!

Let's assemble the S page in our Baby Eats The Alphabet Recipe Book!

What you need:

Of course, we recommend purchasing a Baby Eats The Alphabet kit, which will have everything you need to create your recipe book keepsake (except the photos of your little ones), but honestly, the point is to create a beautiful book of your memories - which you can with: printed photos, paper (we recommend paper at least 8.5" x 8.5" so you can fit a photo plus the recipe!), double-sided tape, any fun embellishments you want like stickers, washi tape, or photo protectors, and something to hold your pages, like binder or scrapbook!

Write your recipe:

Use a small piece of paper to write down the recipe you used, and any memorable notes you want to record.

Pick your photos and lay everything out:

Before applying any tape, I recommend you lay out all of your elements to make sure everything fits and you like how it looks. Once you're happy with it, tape everything down, starting with the bottom layer first! And here's how mine turned out:

I would love to see what you decided to cook and create for S is for Sweet Potato! Please tag me in your creations @BabyEatsTheAlphabet!
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