Baby Purée. Avocado, Mango and Ginger.
Personally, I am not a huge fan of mangos, they could disappear off the planet tomorrow and I would be fine. But they are soft and good fiber source, so my daughter should like them. Avocados on the other hand, are one of the most over rated pieces of food I have ever had the misfortune of eating; there only redeeming quality is that you can’t make guacamole with anything else. For years I ate avocados in sandwiches, in salads, by themselves, wondering what the hell all the fuss was about. I understand they have great nutritional value, but taste and texture was all wrong. And then an interesting thing began to happen, I became allergic to them. They make my throat extremely itchy and irritated upon eating only a small amount. So now I feel my disdain is justified. But for my daughter, they are soft and nutritious and she happens to love them. My personal favorite thing in this recipe is the ginger. I love the stuff, with sushi, ginger ale, snaps, and even the Altoid mints that didn’t last very long. I figured the other two ingredients were so bland that they really needed something to ramp up the flavor. So the ginger went in and the kid gobbled it up!
Below is a montage of ridiculous faces she makes while she is eating, with super awesome nap hair.
Easy trick: throw your purée into an ice cube tray and freeze it so it is in perfect proportioned sizes. Just defrost one or two cubes (or three if your baby is a real chow hound) in the microwave, stirring part way through, until it’s cool or room temperature.
2 – Avocados
1 – Ripe Mango
1tsp. – fresh ginger (or to taste)
None of these ingredients need steaming first so throw them in a blender or food processor and you are good to go! Your baby will say NOM NOM!