Avocados are a great Stage 1 food for your baby and they are always one of the first solid foods that I give to my children. Avocados are full of nutrients and good fats. The texture is smooth and the taste is mild. Making avocado puree is very simple.
Introduction Age: 4-6 month *Check with your pediatrician about when to start your baby on solid foods
- Cut avocado lengthwise and remove pit
- Scoop out "meat" and put in bowl
- Mash (I like to use a Pastry Blender, but you can also use a fork)
- Serve or freeze
Spoon avocado into ice cube trays, cover with plastic wrap and freeze. Place frozen cubes into Ziploc freezer bag or freezer safe container. Note: When freezing avocado, there will be some browning, this will not hurt the quality of the food, only the appearance.
Remove cube from freezer and place in container in refrigerator for 12-24 hours. Heat if desired and serve. Use thawed cubes within 24 hours or thawing.
*Remember to use the 4 day wait rule when introducing new foods. Feed your child only 1 new food for a 4 day period to wait for any possible reaction.
Once your child has been introduced to several foods using the 4 day wait rule, you may begin trying different food combinations. Here are some foods that pair well with avocados:
- Apples (Applesauce)
Click here for the nutritional information and benefits of Avocados.
*Remember to check with your pediatrician regarding your baby's readiness to begin solid foods and discuss any foods that may have an allergy risk for your child.
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