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Sweet Potato Broth with Fresh Bread
by Chef Lesley Waters

Celebrity Chef Lesley Waters cooks great food for fussy kids

We all know what it is like when it comes to tea time with kids – it can be hard enough getting them to sit still at the table let alone anything else! Between the ages of one and three years it can be difficult to get them to eat the right foods, and to know if they are getting enough nutrients, particularly as some toddlers can become fussy eaters during this time.

Help is here with Celebrity Chef and mother Lesley Waters along with SMA Nutritionist Anne Sidnell who have designed six easy meals to satisfy even the fussiest of taste buds, and helps provide balanced meals with key nutrients like Iron, Omega 3 and 6 and Vitamin D that are needed for healthy growth and development.

In the second webisode in the series, Lesley cooks up a delicious sweet potato broth that was a firm favourite with her children.

Lesley’s tip:

When my children were toddlers I found it good to give them different types foods to experiment with. This recipe is great as it contains calcium from the milk, and starch from the sweet potato, and is a great way to introduce different textures.

Log on to www.smanutrition.co.uk or www.smanutrition.ie where you can find more recipe suggestions.


Sweet Potato Broth with Fresh Bread"When my children were toddlers I found it good to give them different types foods to experiment with. One of their favourite foods was fresh bread which I think is a great way of introducing different texture alongside the smooth broth." ~ Lesley Waters


4 tsp olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
225 g sweet potato, peeled and diced
250 ml whole cows’ milk
250 ml vegetable stock
chunks of fresh bread


  • Heat the 2 tsp of olive oil in a pan and gently fry the onion for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the sweet potato, stir in the milk, stock and bring to the boil.
  • Cover and simmer for 15 - 20 minutes.
  • Place the broth into a liquidiser and whiz until smooth.
  • Divide broth into 2 bowls and serve with pieces of your toddlers favourite fresh chunky bread.

Servings: 2


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