Avocados For Baby – Feeding Baby Avocados and Making Avocados For Baby Food

Did you know that avocado is a great first food for baby? It has a creamy soft texture and creaminess and is full of “good” fats that babies need to grow healthy and strong.

Avocados also have a higher nutrient content than a majority of fruits and vegetables.

The Goodness of Avocado for your baby:

Avocados are often called one of nature’s perfect foods because they are said to contain almost every nutrient a person needs to survive.

A wonderful “good fat” food for baby’s brain and physical development, try an avocado as baby’s first foodnstead of refined cereals.

+ When Can Babies Eat Avocados? When To Introduce Avocados to Babies

Babies may eat avocado as early as 4 months old although the current recommendations for starting babies on solid foods is 6 months old.

Smooth and creamy when mashed – avocado is a perfect no-cook, no-fuss food that baby will enjoy when she begins solids.

Avocados mix well with almost any food you can think of. Try mashing an avocado and mixing with applesauce, peaches or pears, bananas and even yogurt make a wonderful meal or snack.

+ Are Avocados Good For Babies To Eat? What Are The Health and Nutritional Benefits of Avocados?

Avocados are great as baby’s first food any beyond. Avocados are thought of as nature’s perfect food! They contain 20 vitamins and minerals and also a high amount of the “good” fat known as monounsaturated fat. High in fiber and low in sugar, avocados are a perfect food to feed to babies.

Nutrients in Avocados
VITAMINS: (one cup pureed) Vitamin A – 338 IU
Vitamin C – 20.2 mg
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) – .2 mg
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – .3 mg
Niacin – 3.9 mg
Folate – 205 mg
Pantothenic Acid – 3.3 mg
Vitamin B6 – .6 mg

Contains some other vitamins in small amounts.
MINERALS: (one medium)
Potassium – 1166 mg
Phosphorus – 124 mg
Magnesium – 67 mg
Calcium – 30 mg
Sodium – 18 mg
Iron – 1.4 mg

Also contains small amounts of selenium, manganese, copper and zinc

+ Do Avocados Have to Be Cooked For Babies?

Nope. Avocados do not have to be cooked prior to eating them. Avocados are a great “fast food” meal for babies and kids and adults alike! Peel, pit and eat. 🥑


Avocado Baby Food Recipes

Baby's First Avocado Puree

Baby's First Avocado Puree

Definately not a complicated "recipe", avocado puree healthy and also is a perfect "fast food" meal.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado

Instructions

  1. Wash, peel and pit the avocado.
  2. Using a large spoon, swipe around the inside of the peel to separate the avocado meat.
  3. Place the scooped out meat into a bowl and mash with a fork.
  4. If needed, add the mashed avocado to a small food processor or blender for a smooth puree.
  5. Serve

Notes

Storing the Avocado Puree


Add a drip or 2 of lemon juice to the avocado prior to mashing.

Reserve the avocado pit and add to the leftover bowl of mashed or pureed avocado.

Mashed or pureed avocado will freeze nicely if you add the lemon juice

You can also freeze avocado in individual chunks or slices - prepare a bath of 1 cup water and 3 teaspoons lemon juice and dip the avocado slices. Place the avocado slices on a backing sheet and freeze; remove frozen slices and place in a freezer bag.

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Banana 'Cado Mash

Banana 'Cado Mash

Another smooth and creamy avocado bay food recipe that's enhanced with the addition of mashed banana.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 medium sized ripe banana

Instructions

  1. Wash, peel and pit the avocado.
  2. Using a large spoon, swipe around the inside of the peel to separate the avocado meat.
  3. Place the scooped out meat into a bowl and mash.
  4. Peel and chop up the banana and add to the avocado in the bowl.
  5. If needed, add the mashed avocado and banana to a small food processor or blender to create a smoother.
  6. Serve

Notes

Storing the Banana 'Cado Puree


Spoon the puree into freezer safe containers. Use 1 ounce sized containers or ice cube trays if baby is jut starting solid foods. Babies just beginning solids won't eat a lot of food and the smaller containers will help to prevent waste. Add a drip or 2 of lemon juice to this puree before mashing.

Mashed or pureed avocado will freeze nicely if you add the lemon juice

You can also freeze bananas in individual chunks or slices - cut them up, leaveing the peel on, and place in freezer bags.

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