BABY'S FIRST GUACAMOLE | 6 mos+ | 🔥🌈🌱
Updated: Aug 17, 2022
Guacamole is easily made, and can be altered according to your baby’s tastes. The creamy texture of avocados helps make this finger food easily digested by babies. For starters it is recommended that you use a basic guacamole recipe (like the one below). As you introduce more vegetables, spices, and other foods into your baby's diet, the more you can pimp up the guacamole with different extra ingredients, to make it more enjoyable for your little one.
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What makes this guacamole so good for your baby?
Avocado is a great first food option! Naturally soft and high-calorie - babies need to eat high-calorie foods daily.
This guacamole is super easy to make and delicious as a dip, as a spread, a snack or for topping other foods.
Avocados are also a good source of fiber and contribute nearly 20 vitamins, minerals, and other phytonutrient compounds (per serving, one-third of a medium avocado) that may help enhance the nutrient quality of your baby's diet.
This workshop covers everything you need to know for dealing with gagging, reducing the risk of choking during mealtimes, and offering safe food sizes and shapes to your child.
BABY'S FIRST GUACAMOLE
Looking for a tasty way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with your baby? This recipe is loaded with nutrients and it's suitable for the whole family from 6 months!
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Course: Lunch/Dinner/Snack Prep: 5 min Servings: 1
1 Tbsp lemon juice
Pinch black pepper
1. Mash avocado. Add lemon juice and pepper, and mix it all together. For a more adventurous flavor, try a pinch of cumin and/or a teaspoon minced fresh cilantro. Serve by the spoon or spread on a lightly toasted piece of bread to offer as finger food.
Suitable: for the whole family from 6 months old.
Age up: If offering this dish to an older child (12+months) or an adult you may add a little salt.
When your baby is ready, add finely chopped cherry tomatoes or peeled, seeded cucumber to the silky.
Offer this guacamole with soft roasted veggies that are good sources of vitamin A (like sweet potatoes, carrots, red and orange peppers). Pairing these vegetables with fresh avocado helps baby's body absorb vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin and powerful antioxidant that plays a critical role in maintaining immune health, healthy vision and healthy skin.
Once you have introduced dairy into your baby's diet, you may add a tablespoon of whole plain yogurt to increase the protein content of this recipe.
Involving your children:
Under 6+ months: have them watch you prepare; show them how you cut and mash the avocado. Tell them the names of the ingredients to help build their vocabulary.
18+ months: show them how to and let them try to cut the avocado with a kids safe plastic knife; show them how to and let them try to mash the avocado; show them how to and let them try to add/mix ingredients;
★Focus on offering single ingredient foods or very simple recipes (1-3 ingredients) at the early stages - the first 1-2 months of starting solids. You may offer more elaborated recipes on a more occasional basis for babies beginning to eat. This will help your baby get familiar with the natural taste of foods but still getting it "pimped-up" in recipes every once in a while. It will also allow you to expose your baby to a few different foods, and make it easier for you to rule out some possible food allergies or intolerance before you start offering preparations with several ingredients regularly.
🌈 - this recipe contains colorful foods. We recommend including a fruit and/or a vegetable at each meal.
🔥 - this recipe contains high-calorie foods. We recommend including a high-calorie food at each meal.
🌱 - this recipe is a great choice for plant-based babies.
As always, discuss any concerns with your healthcare provider. This post and this site is not meant to be a substitute for medical advice. The materials and services provided by this site are for informational purposes only.
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🔥 - this recipe contains high-calorie food. We recommend including a high-calorie food at each meal.
💪 - this recipe contains iron-rich food. We recommend including iron-rich food at each meal.
🌈 - this recipe contains colorful food. We recommend including a fruit and/or a vegetable at each meal.
🥇 - this recipe contains foods that are a great choice for baby's first food.
🌱 - this recipe is a great choice for plant-based babies.
💩 - this recipe contains food that helps prevent or treat constipation.
🥜 - this recipe contains contains peanuts, a common food allergen.
🍳 - this recipe contains egg, a common food allergen.
🐄 - this recipe contains cow's milk, a common food allergen.
🌾 - this recipe contains contains wheat, a common food allergen.
✳️ - this recipe contains contains soy, a common food allergen.
💮 - this recipe contains sesame seed, a common food allergen.
🌰 - this recipe contains tree nuts, a common food allergen.
🐠 - this recipe contains fish, a common food allergen.
🍤 - this recipe contains shellfish, a common food allergen.
⚠️ - this recipe contains a common choking hazard. Make sure to follow age and preparation guidelines.
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