Yummy Sweet Potato and Carrot Fingers for Your Little Foodie (and you!)

Yummy Sweet Potato and Carrot Fingers for Your Little Foodie (and you!)

You’ll absolutely love this healthy and delicious snack that is perfect for baby-led weaning (and for you to nibble on too!). Here’s our fabulous recipe for our Sweet Potato and Carrot Fingers! Packed with vitamins and minerals, this recipe is a great way to introduce your little one to new flavours and textures while also helping them develop their fine motor skills. Easy to make and bake, these yummy finger foods are perfect for busy parents looking for healthy snack options for their little foodie.

Sweet potatoes and carrots are both excellent sources of vitamins and minerals that are important for your baby’s growth and development.

Sweet potatoes are a great source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, and beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is converted into vitamin A in the body and is important for healthy eyesight and a strong immune system.

Carrots are also a good source of dietary fibre and vitamin C, as well as vitamin K, potassium, and antioxidants. Vitamin K is important for healthy blood clotting, while antioxidants help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.

Combined, these two vegetables make a nutritious and delicious snack for your little one and they couldn’t be easier to make!

Let’s get cooking!


  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and sliced into finger-sized pieces
  • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced into finger-sized pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • A pinch of cinnamon (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a small bowl, toss the sweet potato and carrot pieces with olive oil until they’re well-coated.
  3. Arrange the sweet potato and carrot pieces in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  4. If desired, sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon over the vegetables.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft and tender.
  6. Allow the vegetables to cool slightly before serving them to your baby.
  7. Make sure you snaffle a few for you too!

Note: Make sure to always supervise your baby when they’re eating and never leave them unattended. Make sure that the vegetables are soft enough for your baby to chew and swallow.

Kate Dyson

Kate is the Founder of The Motherload, the 'owner' of one husband, two daughters, two cats and one rabbit. She loves wine, loathes exercise and fervently believes in the power of women supporting women. Find me on instagram: @themotherloadhq

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