Avocado for All

Avocados are a great first food for babies and they are a must in every kitchen!  They are packed with good fats…yes, I said good fats (monounsaturated fat does a body good)!  Select an avocado that yields to gentle pressure or to speed up the ripening process store the avocado next to apples.  The first recipe uses one of my all time favorite foods – a pomegranate.  The baby food puree is an avocado mango mash!

Pomegranate Guacamole

  • 1 Clove Garlic, diced
  • 1/2 Red Onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 and 1/2 Avocados, peeled and chopped (use the other half for the Mango Mash for baby)
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • 1/8 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
  • Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Pomegranate Seeds (also called arils)

In a small bowl combine first seven ingredients thoroughly, then gently add in the pomegranate seeds.  Serve and enjoy!  This guac just gets better as it sits, so you can make it ahead of time, keep it in the fridge and let the flavors mingle until you are ready for it!

This guacamole is perfect as a dip, or adds a boost of flavor to chili, burritos and tacos.

 

Avo Mango Mash

  • 1/2 an Avocado, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 a Mango, peeled and chopped

Depending on the age of your baby you can just mash the avocado and mango together with a fork.  Or if you want a more smooth consistency use a food processor.

A mango has a large flat seed in the middle and they can be tricky to cut.  Follow these steps to easily cut your mango.

Slice the mango lengthwise near the seed.  Repeat on other side.

Cut the mango flesh into cubes being careful not to cut through the skin.

Use your fingers to slightly invert the skin and using a small paring knife slice between the cubed mango sections and the skin.

Voila!  Fresh cut mango!

 

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About squashblossombabies

I am a foodie and a mommy, sharing my passion for good food and exposing my family to new flavors.
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