Many people have no idea how to select an avocado and avocados are one of those foods that parents are often unsure of how to prepare for their little ones. Choosing the perfect avocado is easy really; dark shell and soft but not squishy feel. This graphic should help you to become an expert avocado picker!
There really is no other food that can rival the avocado as a super food for babies! You see, when it comes to introducing foods to babies, nature's perfect food, the avocado, is one of the best choices around!
Packed full of healthy fats, super nutrients and being soft and creamy, the avocado is a baby food powerhouse. Please don't worry about the fat content of avocados, especially when it comes to feeding them to babies. Babies require a lot of healthy fats for optimal growth and development. Avocados are high in monounsaturated fat and the good news is that monounsaturated fat is "good" fat. Avocados are also easy to prepare and there is no cooking required.
To prepare an avocado for baby food (and big kid food too):
- peel the skin off
- remove the pit
- remove the meat
Avocados go well with a large variety of foods and can be mixed into many fruits to make creative and tasty baby food combinations. Here are some ideas for creating yummy and healthy baby food meals with avocados. Enjoy!
- Avocado and Yogurt
- Avocado and Pears
- Avocado and Peaches
- Avocado and Applesauce
- Avocado and Bananas
- Avocado and Melons