It was a challenge getting Monkey to eat solid foods. I'm pretty sure he thought pureed foods were beneath him. He finally started eating what we ate (in bite-sized pieces) at nine months, but he had a strong aversion to anything orange.
Then one day my friend Kathryn came over with her little girl Bea. She brought sweet potato fries for a snack and my little monkey gobbled them up. Her secret? Add a sprinkle of cinnamon.
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch thick sticks
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Preheat oven to 400◦F.
Toss sweet potatoes with olive oil.
Sprinkle with cinnamon (a light dusting does the trick).
Spread one layer of sweet potato on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 35 minutes (depending on how crispy you'd like your fries).
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