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Baby Food Recipes: Avocado

When my daughter first started eating solid foods at six months, avocado was the second food that I introduced. When my son turned six months old back in April, I also introduced him to avocado a few days after his first sweet potatoes. Avocados are very low in cholesterol and sodium. The green fruit is also a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, protein, and healthy monounsaturated fat. Hopefully my son will love avocado — and subsequently guacamole — as much as the rest of the family!

To make my homemade baby food, I started with two organic avocados and some fluoride-free baby water. I washed, peeled, and pitted the avocados and then combined the fruit in a glass bowl with some water. To prevent browning and kill any pathogens, I cooked the mixture for two minutes in my microwave. After allowing the cooked avocado to cool slightly, I added some more water to the bowl and then mashed the mixture into a thin puree. (For older babies, use less water for a thicker mash.) Once puréed, I spooned the avocado into freezer containers and ice cube trays for easier freezing. After the baby food froze, I moved the frozen cubes into freezer safe baggies for easier storage. Now as my son needs baby food, I simply thaw a few cubes in the refrigerator or microwave.

Baby Water and Organic Avocados Peeling the Organic Avocados

Cooked Organic Avocados Mashing the Cooked Organic Avocado with Water

Homemade Avocado Baby Food in Silicone Ice Cube Trays

Does your child like avocado? Do you make your own baby food? For a fun food combination, try carrots and avocado.

Image Credits

Baby Water and Organic Avocados © 2015 Heather Johnson
Peeling the Organic Avocados © 2015 Heather Johnson
Cooked Organic Avocados © 2015 Heather Johnson
Mashing the Cooked Organic Avocado with Water © 2015 Heather Johnson
Homemade Avocado Baby Food in Silicone Ice Cube Trays © 2015 Heather Johnson

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