Oh snap, you read correct. There may be a good chance your baby becomes an avocado fan before your neighbour. The truth is, avocado is a nutrition powerhouse, citing potassium, calcium, iron, along with Vitamins A and C. There is also the fact that avocados are rich in essential fats. We certainly hope you eat them as well.
The following guide details everything you require as well as the process involved in creating wonderful and natural home made avocado baby food to feed your 4-6 month old.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: 2 to 3
Utensils: a plate and fork, a food processor or similar device (optional), a clean plastic food container with a tight lid and a spoon.
Deciphering the Avocado
Avocados are not difficult to peel and flesh, they simply are unique and therefore require a specific game plan. Cut into the centre of the fruit, and when you hit the pit rotate the fruit until it is cut around the entire circumference. Twist slightly and pull apart (awesome). Remove the pit and flesh out the green flesh from the peel using a spoon.
Fork or Blend
Feel free to use either a of the following methods, the choice is completely yours.
One option is to mash the avocado until soft and broken down using a fork on a plate.
The other option is to use a food processor or similar device to purée the avocado until smooth.
Adding breast milk, formula or water can soften and thin the baby food while also potentially adding some great nutrients.
The food can also be thickened with infant cereal.
Store any excess food in a clean plastic container and place in the fridge. Be sure to finish all the food within 2 days. Never feed your baby from a container that may be going back into the fridge as the saliva may contaminate the food.