Potato and Carrot Pottage

This recipe is for my nephew, Koby. Kids are not left out of eating healthy, and their food doesn’t have to be too bland. He’s 1 year and 2 months old, so he’s eating some solids now (even though they aren’t part of his regular meals yet). I tasted this after making it, and I felt bad that I didn’t make more for HACE and I. The only thing I would add if this was for adults would be more salt and pepper. Otherwise, it’s perfect!

Potato and Carrot Pottage

Potato and Carrot Pottage

Potatoes and carrots are okay for babies 7 months and above (although, I would still be doing exclusive breastfeeding-if I could-at that age). For babies younger than Koby, puree the food after cooking. And try not to eat half of the food as I did  before baby does.  To make it sweeter, use sweet potatoes instead.

Potato and Carrot Pottage


  • 1 large irish potato, cubed
  • 1 medium carrot, cubed
  • 1/2 cup of amaranth leaves, sliced
  • 1/2 of a small onion, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup of water (I used chicken stock, and, if you do, leave out the salt)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of melted unsalted butter or coconut oil


Pour water or chicken stock in a small pot. Add carrots and salt (if using water). Place on medium heat, and cook for 4 minutes.

Add potatoes and onions. Cook till potatoes are very soft.

Add butter and amaranth leaves. stir and cook for 1 minute.

Serve (mash for younger babies, or if your toddler isn’t eating solids yet).

Potato and Carrot Pottage Recipe


Hi, my name is Chidinma. I’ve been happily married for 4+ years (actually almost 6 years now), and my husband and I have been trying to have our own children for almost all the time we’ve been married, with no success…yet. We haven’t lost hope (far from it), and we believe it will happen very soon.

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Joanna - May 7, 2016


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ify - May 12, 2016

hi chi how was ur weekend, hope good. pls what can I use my {malt vinegar} for its been months, what and what can I use it to cook.

    Chidinma - May 12, 2016

    I love malt vinegar on grilled fish. Try it please. It’s also good on sweet potato fries. Yum! Don’t like the taste in recipe experiments so far. When I come up with a good one, I’ll let you know

ify - May 13, 2016

Thank you very much chi. So i cant use it on my gravy or egg sauce

    Chidinma - May 14, 2016

    Feel free to experiment. Please let me know how it goes.

Eunice - October 21, 2016

what are amaranth leaves?


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