Since you all know I make my own baby food.
I thought id post a new favorite of Owen.
A while back I tried giving him pure avocado… It required no prep work, just a little squish with a fork… and I heard it was the fruit to give babies…
Owen however did not like it.
I decided to give it a go again. I hear the benefits of avocado are great, so it was worth trying twice.
Instead of giving it to him straight, I mixed it with a banana!
Since he loved bananas I figured it do the trick.
One thing I was unaware of until today was how fatty avocados are. I mean seriously… 1 cup of puree’d avocado equals around 700 calories!! It would take about 2 avocados to make that much, so each avocado is around 320-340 calories. Each avocado has 30 grams of fat. EEK!! Im like Mrs. Cut Calories Lady.. so I was like “no way!” – however… the fat in these is good fat! Fat that is good for the heart, reducing cancer risk and it can lower bad cholesterol. They are also really high in fiber.
If you are on a low calorie diet, it may not be the thing for you 🙂
However babies aren’t on diets… and fat is essential for babies development! Really, ask a Dr. if you don’t want to take my word for it.
Soooo if you tried avocado and baby said “mmm no thanks.” – Try it again, but instead mix a banana with it.
Learn more about prepping avocados and learn some more cool recipes OVER HERE