|Avocados: Nature’s Perfect Food for Baby, Mom and… You|
|Friday, 18 July 2014 00:00 | Written by Jessica Dallas | Blog Entry|
Avocados are celebrated by raw-foodists the world over. Their bumpy green exterior disguises an internal delight that—once “cracked open”—is the fruit equivalent of butter… the creamiest and dreamiest base to build decadently raw treats upon.
Avocados are also a great staple to carry with you as a parent. They require no tools to prepare other than a spoon to remove the pit and a fork to mash the contents. And, by eating them, your kid will be magically transported to the land of omega 3s. “Happy baby, happy mama,” I like to say.
They are also a fantastic first-food option for your infant due to their unique texture and consistency, with a protein structure akin to mother’s milk and just as easily digestible. Not bad considering the refined alternative, single-grain cereal. No refinery needed for nature’s perfect food: just mash it up and deliver it down the old hatch.
Our six-month-old loves them. We’ve actually forgone the traditional jarred-baby-food route in favor of avocados and bananas—two fruits that do not require cooking for an infant’s enjoyment.
My baby and I will share a bit of avocado and banana blended together, first thing in the morning. Here’s a quick lesson for those of you who are new to this handy staple:
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