When I think of Avocados, “chips -salsa -guacamole”, pops up in my mind. They are one of my favorite combinations. The crunchy bits of tortilla chips, along with tangy and spicy salsa with all the flavors of roasted tomatoes, chiles, and garlic, which is then topped with a super creamy texture of guacamole. It just sets my taste buds tingling. Now I want to have some of that Guacamole, but sadly I am not going to get any. Anyways here we are talking about Avocados, the main ingredient in guacamole. They are considered as one of the best starter food for babies and are extremely easy to serve. Just peel smash and serve. Is anything more simple as this?
Avocados are packed with protein, fiber, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, folic acid, and zinc. There is no other fruit which has so much diversity of nutrients. They also contain Omega 3 and fatty acids. For developing and growing babies, this kind of fats are essential and beneficial for overall development. I introduced my daughter to avocados around mid 7 months. I just wanted to wait till she got used to her first solid foods.
While choosing an Avocado, pick ones which are slightly soft without dark or sunken spots. A firm avocado can ripen in a fruit basket or paper bag at room temperature. Used avocados can be stored in a refrigerator in a plastic bag or plastic wrap. Sprinkle lemon juice to exposed avocado pulp to avoid turning it brown. Or just make a Guacamole, of the remaining pulp. Below is the recipe for a little tummy.
- 2 slice of Avocado
- 1 tablespoon of multi-grain baby cereal (Iron fortified)
- Baby formula or breast milk or water as needed.
- Wash and cut avocado slice.
- Spoon the flesh out and mash or give it a churn in the food processor until smooth.
- Mix it with multigrain baby cereal. Add baby formula/water/breast milk, as needed if it gets too thick.
Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.
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