This certainly doesn’t qualify as a recipe, but I still feel the need to share it with my readers.  Originally I had not planned on posting about it, but in multiple conversations with friends and family when I mention that I have been feeding Andrew avocado, people say, “What a great idea!  I never would have thought to feed that to a baby.”  So just in case you might not have thought of it yourself, here you go.  This is by far the simplest of the baby foods I have prepared so far.  I simply halve and pit an avocado, scoop the flesh out of one half into a bowl, mash it up with a spoon or fork, and thin it slightly with a bit of water to achieve a consistency similar to other baby foods.  I stick the other half in the refrigerator to feed Andrew the next day.  It’s that simple!

Because it is so quick and easy to prepare, I haven’t bothered freezing the mashed up avocado, although it is certainly possible.  Just know that if you do it will become quite discolored, but that doesn’t make it less nutritious.  Avocado is a great source of “healthy” or unsaturated fats and are also high in fiber.  It’s a great option for another fruit to feed your baby, and as you can see, it has been a HUGE hit with Andrew :)

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