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BANANA-AVOCADO RICE MASH | 6 mos+ |๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿ”ฅ โš ๏ธ


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The mild flavors and creamy textures of avocado and banana team up in this simple mash that is sweetened with a little applesauce and fortified with cooked rice. This recipe is great for babies starting solids and beyond!


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What makes this banana-avocado rice mash so good for your baby?

  • Avocado is a source of 20 different nutrients including fiber, folic acid and vitamin E, which are all essential for a healthy baby.

  • Bananas provide vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium and fibre which aid in babyโ€™s healthy growth and development.

  • Rice is an excellent source of energy due to its high content of carbohydrates. Babies need nutrient-rich food like rice to help maintain their rapid growth.

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BANANA-AVOCADO RICE MASH

The mild flavors and creamy textures of avocado and banana team up in this simple mash that is sweetened with a little applesauce and fortified with cooked rice. This recipe is great for babies starting solids and beyond!

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Course: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Prep: 5 min Servings: 4

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Ingredients

1/2 banana mashed

1/2 avocado mashed

1/2 cup rice, cooked

2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce


Preparation Steps

  1. Mix all the ingredients and mash all ingredients together.

  2. Serve it warm to baby via spoon feeding, preloaded spoon, or serve in a suction bowl so baby can scoop with their hands.


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Notes


Suitable: for the whole family from 6 months old. But we recommend offering each ingredient separately first in order to allow for time to rule out some possible food allergies or intolerance before you start offering this preparation with several ingredients together.


Age up: If offering this dish to an older child (2+ years old) or an adult who likes things sweet,feel free to drizzle their serving with a teaspoon of honey or maple syrup or sprinkle a little sugar. The bananas make this dish sweet enough for babies so no need to add it to their serving.


Flavor up:

  • Try a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin spice.


Boost nutrition:

  • Try adding a tablespoon of seeds such as chia seeds, flaxseed, or hemp seeds. They will add texture, plant protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals.

  • You may add an egg to this rice mash recipe to naturally boost protein and iron content. Make sure to first introduce egg on its own and rule out allergies and/or intolerance.

  • You may also add peanuts or tree nuts to this recipe, adding healthy fats and exposing your baby to other food allergens. Make sure to first introduce peanuts or tree nuts on its own and rule out allergies and/or intolerance. Before adding it to the recipe, grind nuts until it becomes a powder to reduce the risk of choking for children under 4 years of age.

Involving your children:

  • 6+ months: have them watch you prepare. Show them how you combine all the ingredients. Tell them the names of the ingredients as you add them to help build baby's vocabulary.

  • 18+ months: have them watch you prepare. Show them how to and let them try to peel and mash fruits. Show them how to and let them try to combine all the ingredients. Show them how to and let them try to measure the spices and other ingredients. Tell them the names of the ingredients as you add them to help build their vocabulary.


โ˜…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.


โ˜…Offer this rice mash to baby via spoon feeding, or serve in a suction bowl so baby can scoop with their hands. You may also preload a baby spoon and give it to baby to bring to their month independently. Another option is to shape mash like balls, patties, or sausage and place it on baby's tray for self-feeding.


โ˜…Refrigerate leftovers for up to 3 days.


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๐Ÿ”ฅ - this recipe contains high-calorie food. We recommend including a high-calorie food at each meal.

๐ŸŒˆ - this recipe contains colorful food. We recommend including a fruit and/or a vegetable at each meal.

โš ๏ธ - this recipe contains a common choking hazard. Make sure to follow age and preparation guidelines.



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๐Ÿ”ฅ - this recipe contains high-calorie food. We recommend including a high-calorie food at each meal.

๐Ÿ’ช - this recipe contains iron-rich food. We recommend including iron-rich food at each meal.

๐ŸŒˆ - this recipe contains colorful food. We recommend including a fruit and/or a vegetable at each meal.

๐Ÿฅ‡ - this recipe contains foods that are a great choice for baby's first food.

๐ŸŒฑ - this recipe is a great choice for plant-based babies.

๐Ÿ’ฉ - this recipe contains food that helps prevent or treat constipation.

๐Ÿฅœ - this recipe contains contains peanuts, a common food allergen.

๐Ÿณ - this recipe contains egg, a common food allergen.

๐Ÿ„ - this recipe contains cow's milk, a common food allergen.

๐ŸŒพ - this recipe contains contains wheat, a common food allergen.

โœณ๏ธ - this recipe contains contains soy, a common food allergen.

๐Ÿ’ฎ - this recipe contains sesame seed, a common food allergen.

๐ŸŒฐ - this recipe contains tree nuts, a common food allergen.

๐Ÿ  - this recipe contains fish, a common food allergen.

๐Ÿค - this recipe contains shellfish, a common food allergen.

โš ๏ธ - this recipe contains a common choking hazard. Make sure to follow age and preparation guidelines.

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