TIP OF THE DAY: Easy Baby Foods

No cooking, pureeing, blending, smoothing, freezing, etc. required. Yes, now that’s a recipe for success. You just need a fork and a bowl. What’s this magic concoction, you ask? Well, it’s nothing more than some of nature’s best foods. Bananas and Avocados. I love, love, love them for the ease of portability, mashing, and transportation. Take them with you on-the-go. Pull them out of the fruit bowl and in seconds, you have instant, fresh, real, whole baby food. The best part is these foods are wholesale and grow with your child from baby to toddler and on. If fact, why not enjoy the other half yourself for a healthy snack.

BABIES

Bananas
Peel a banana. Mash it with a fork to the desired consistency. Feed to baby.

Avocado
Cut around the length of the fruit. Twist the sections apart. Scoop out the insides. Mash it with a fork to the desired consistency. Feed to baby.

Banana-Avocado
Follow simple instructions above and mash together.

OLDER BABIES & TODDLERS

Bananas
Peel a banana. Cut lengthwise, then crosswise into desired piece size. Serve to baby or toddler as finger foods.

Avocado
Cut around the length of the fruit. Twist the sections apart. Cut gridlines inside the shell. Scoop out pieces with a spoon to separate from skin. Serve to baby or toddler as finger foods.

Banana-Avocado
Follow simple instructions above and serve together as a combo-snack or meal.

NOTE: Avocado and Banana are great first foods and can be introduced at 6 months.