Avocadoes make fantastic baby food because they are so naturally creamy. As an added bonus they have a very high nutrient content and are full of good fats and omega 6 oils that help your baby develop a healthy brain. Avocadoes contain Vitamin A, Vitamin C , all the B vitamins, Potassium, Magnesium Calcium, Iron and Zinc.
Babies as your as four months old can eat avocado easily. Furthermore they mix really nicely when mashed or pureed with peaches, pears, bananas, applesauce and yogurt. They are also a very filling food that makes a good fresh snack.
When shopping for them look for ones with dark green skin that are firm yet yielding when gently pressed with the fingers. When sliced in half the flesh should be green with a halo of yellow around the pit.
It is very easy to make baby food out of avocadoes. You can just mash raw slices with a fork and its ready. You can also add a bit of lemon or a bit of water to alter the taste or texture. A touch of salt or garlic salt can also turn a very plain tasting puree into one that is quite tasty.
If baby gets bored peel and mash a banana and mash it up with the avocado until you get the texture you desire. Peaches, pumpkin puree also taste fantastic with pumpkin puree. A touch of Cool Whip or whipping cream makes for a tasty, fluffy dessert.
Babies that are beyond eight months old can tolerate Baby Guacamole. You can make this out of 1 ripe avocado, a bit of wheat germ or crushed cheerios and a pinch of garlic powder, pepper and basil. For even more taste interest ad a little bit of plain yogurt and/or cream cheese to the mixture. You can feed this to your baby straight or give him or her crashers or toast to dip into the mixture.
Another savory option is to grind up some chicken or canned tuna with a bit of yogurt or mayonnaise, some parsley and onion and salt and pepper to make a nice smooth salad. It also mixes very nicely with mashed cooked zucchini and yellow squash.
A lovely nutritious dessert for baby is called Avocado Mango Mousse. Simply take 1 cup peeled and cubed mango and 1 ripe avocado and mash with vanilla yogurt, apple and pear juice. Whisk these ingredients together until a creamy mousse like pudding is created.