My toddler daughter is still a huge fan of homemade baby food. Although I have made most of her food starting at six months when she first tried solid food, my daughter never really liked the little bit of store bought baby food that I bought her. Making my own baby food is so easy and often more nutritious. Plus, my daughter loves the robust tastes of her homemade baby food over the blander versions of the jarred kind. One of the most recent baby foods that I made for her was carrots and avocado.
Carrots are very low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Although a large portion of the calories come from sugars, the sweet orange vegetable is also a good source of thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, and manganese and a very good source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, and potassium. Avocados are very low in cholesterol and sodium and provide healthy fats. The green fruit is also a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate. My daughter loves avocados. Two of her first foods were avocado and guacamole. She is also a fan of carrots, cooked and raw.
Does your child like carrots and avocado? What kind of baby food do you serve your child?
Organic Baby Carrots © 2013 Heather Johnson
Microwaving the Carrots © 2013 Heather Johnson
Organic Avocados © 2013 Heather Johnson
Uncooked Avocado © 2013 Heather Johnson
Cooked Avocado and Carrots © 2013 Heather Johnson
Pureeing the Avocados and Carrots © 2013 Heather Johnson
Carrot and Avocado Baby Food Cubes © 2013 Heather Johnson