Friday, April 20, 2012

Avocado Baby Food Recipes

Avocado Baby Food Recipes - First Foods
For a nutritionally complete and tasty meal for your baby food beginner - with an ideal consistency, too - you need do no more than slice open an avocado and spoon its creamy flesh straight into your baby's mouth!
Yes, it's as easy as that... you do not need to cook the fruit or add anything to it!

To make it more manageable for baby's very first meal, spoon it into a bowl and mash it with a fork. For a smoother texture still, you can puree it in a food processor.

If you are introducing avocado to your baby after the recommended age of 6 months, you shouldn't really need to add anything to thin the consistency. But if you DO feel the need to make it a bit more 'soupy', just add a little breast milk or formula as you mash or puree the fruit.

First Avocado Baby Food - Creamy Fruit Mash 
1 apple or pear, peeled, cored and diced
1/2 avocado, peeled
little water

Place the prepared apple or pear into a small saucepan and add a little water.
Simmer gently until the fruit is tender.
Transfer the apple or pear to a food processor and puree until smooth.
Mash the avocado with the fruit puree and serve.

First Avocado Baby Food - Melon Delight 
1 small slice Cantaloupe melon
1/2 avocado, peeled

Remove the skin from the melon, then simply mash the avocado and melon together.
This tastes wonderful with a touch of ground ginger!

First Avocado Baby Food - Sweet Potato and Avocado Dinner 
1 small sweet potato
1 avocado, peeled

Bake the sweet potato in its skin for 45 mins - 1 hour until tender.
Cool, then remove the flesh from the skin and mash with the avocado.

First Avocado Baby Food - No-Cook Fruity Treat 
1 small, ripe banana
1 avocado

Avocado as an ideal food to take when you're travelling with your baby. An unpeeled avocado doesn't need to be kept cool and you can just slice it and serve it to your baby when you're out and about. You don't even need a bowl!

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