Guacamole for Bebe

Posted by on May 1, 2010 in 7 to 9 Months, 9 to 12 Months, Appetizers, Baby's Food, Blog, International, Toddler, Vegetables & Vegetarian | 6 comments

 

In my Dr. Sears’ “The Baby Book”, avocado is listed as a favorite first food, but it was my friend and RN (nurse G) that I recall telling me, “avocados are a superfood”.  We had lunch over a year ago when she brought out half an avocado and started scooping out the flesh of a ripe avocado into a little bowl for mashing – baby guacamole!

I almost forgot about baby guacamole until I saw it in “The Baby & Toddler Cookbook“.  Avocados are a great source of monounsaturated fats (heart-healthy) and it also contains vitamin K (needed for blood clotting).

Baby guacamole is the second to last baby food in the section for 6 month olds… (I’m a little behind) and that’s a good thing since Bebe E will be 9 months old tomorrow!  Time sure flies when you’re having fun.  :)

This cookbook is full of great baby food ideas although the process for baby food is quite simple – steam or boil or bake, then purée or mash.  One of the joys of this journey has been shopping for quality produce and watching Bebe E enjoy her fresh, healthy food…  until she met mr. avocado.

Yes, we’ve finally come to a food that she doesn’t like.  Such a travesty… but in a way, good for me.  I ate her leftovers with some tortilla chips.  Hahaha.  After all, how could I waste such a beautiful, ripe avocado!

Guacamole for Bebe

(2nd foods / 7 – 8 months old)

  • 1/2 ripe avocado

Scoop avocado out of its skin, directly into a baby dish.

Smash with a fork until desired consistency.

Serve immediately before it turns brown.

Typically, I mix Bebe E’s food with other veggies or fruit, and I did try mixing a little with different foods, including some proteins from Earth’s Best which she likes, but it didn’t fly.  Nothing could hide the taste of the avocado.  Oh well!  Even though nurse G’s baby seemed to like guacamole, my bebe wouldn’t near it! I tried this again about a month later and it became one of her favorite foods.

When all else fails, don’t waste guacamole for bebe (that is if you haven’t already mixed it with baby food!)….  Instead, try it with chips, add a dash of salt, lemon, chopped tomatoes, or just eat it as is, like I did.  :)  It was delish!

Happy eating little ones (hopefully)!

Judy | bebe mama

 

Guacamole for Bebe
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Recipe type: Baby Food
 
Appropriate for babies 7 months and older.
Ingredients
  • ½ ripe avocado
Instructions
  1. Scoop avocado out of its skin, directly into a small baby bowl.
  2. Smash with a fork until desired consistency.
  3. Serve immediately before it turns brown.

6 Comments

  1. avatar

    No, don’t waste it! My son has never liked avocados either! I used to not as well, but recently I’ve been craving them, and I’ve been eating them every day with lime and salt. My mom (from Hawaii) grew up eating them mashed with some sugar on toast. I always thought this was really gross, but I’m thinking I may have to give it a try again. :)

    • avatar

      Yes, learned my lesson! :) Will have to try the avocado/sugar/toast. :)

  2. avatar

    Avocado/sugar/toast is actually pretty good. Not sure about the sugar, but at least salt. Mash the avocados, sprinkle salt to taste & spread on top of toast. Kekko oishii desuyo!

    • avatar

      Did you only eat it with sugar after you moved to the islands? I’ve had avocado toast w/ salt too, but never sugar. I just remembered that I used to eat butter toast w/ cinnamon and sugar – that was yummy. :)

  3. avatar

    Sometimes you get a very bland avocado, and other times a very flavorful one. It might be something to try again later. I always loved it when my mom made avocado sandwiches – just bread, avocado and a little citrus (try orange instead of lemon, since it is not so tart) juice on top, pressed together so the avocado got smashed between the bread. I still love this now as an adult. Another way kids seem to like it is with rice – rolled up inside a rice ball or just in a bowl with rice, the avocado cut into chunks, again with a squeeze of fresh citrus juice on top.

    • avatar

      What a wonderful idea – orange and avocado! I will try this for lunch soon. I love the rice ball idea! A bit like a california roll – everything else. When my baby is able to eat solid rice I will definitely give that one a try, as well as the citrus avocado as a rice topping! Thanks for the suggestions and encouragement. ;)

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