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Recipe: Avocado Spread

Avocado Spread

Avocado Spread

This simple spread is delicious and can be used as either a dip, a sandwich spread, or a tasty gourmet baby food. My son tried this for the first time when he was just barely 9 months old and he absolutely loved it.

Ingredients:

1 large Avocado
1/8 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Lime Juice
4 Cilantro Sprigs

Instructions:

Cut your avocado in half. Take out the pit and scoop all the good green stuff into a food processor. Add remaining ingredients and purée until it reaches the texture you desire.

Dad’s a Genius – Trick Feeding

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We have been trying to feed little man peaches for a few days and he just doesn’t like them. He’ll turn his head away and close his mouth. But I already had mashed up peaches to feed him and I didn’t want them to go to waste. Tonight we tried feeding them to him again and no luck. He didn’t want them. However, he did want dad’s sweet potato chip. So dad grabbed a chip and a spoonful of peaches and when little man opened his mouth to eat the chip, he put the peaches in. Little man was tricked into eating all the peaches I had prepared. Dad was a genius and we will be waiting a while before trying another batch of peaches.

Make Your Own Baby Food

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I’ve made little man’s baby food since he started eating solids. He currently eats a variety of fruits and vegetables. We’ll slowly add in more things as he gets older, but this is what he eats so far (I’m sure I’m missing a few off the list):

  • Banana
  • Apple (homemade applesauce)
  • Pear
  • Sweet Potato
  • Red Potato
  • Peach
  • Carrot
  • Eggs (a new one today)
  • Black Beans (rarely)
  • Green Beans
  • Split Peas
  • Avocado

The fruits get pureed with the immersion blender or chopped into little bits depending on how soft the fruit is. The vegetables get cooked and then blended. For his eggs, this morning I made scrambled eggs and cut up some into tiny pieces for him. He really liked this new taste. When I make him split peas, I use my crock pot. I dump in the peas, add water, and cook on low all day. They mush really well after this. With any of the fruits or vegetables we add water if it needs to be thinned out. I’ve also mixed them up to create blended flavors. Who knew that pears mixed with carrot would be so tasty?