The Humble Fruit Bowl – Baby Food Recipes and Baby Meals abound in an average bowl of fruits!

Behold the fruit bowl!  To the untrained eye, this bowl of fruit might seem to be nothing more than a humble heaping of banana, peaches, avocado and apples.  However if you’re a mom or caregiver of an infant, or even a toddler, you probably realise that this bowl and these fruits themselves, contain the potential for serving a large and varied array of meals and snacks.  This fruit bowl is a virtual cornucopia of first foods for babies too!

For beginning eaters, babies who are just starting out on solid foods and are around the age of 4-6 months*, banana and avocado are super first food choices.  Not only are these two fruits (yes, the avocado is indeed a fruit) bursting with important and vital nutrients for your baby’s development; the banana and the avocado are the ultimate in convenient-fast food foods!

To prepare a banana or an avocado for baby’s mealtime all you need to do is remove the peel (and the pit in the case of the avocado) and mash into smithereens – into a nice smooth consistency that your beginning eater will be able to tolerate.  For older babies, a gentle mashing or simple chopping or dicing of the fruits is all that is needed!

4-6 months*   While the age for introducing solid foods can be as early as when baby is 4 months old, waiting until a baby is 6 months old to begin solid foods is better.  Please be sure to consult with your pediatrician about introducing solid foods to your baby.

Learn more about suggested First Foods for Babies ages 4-6 months or foods for babies aged 6-8 months