I don't know what got into me but I decided to try making Jillian some homemade baby food. I have always read that Avocado's are 'Nature's Baby Food', so I really wanted Jillian to give it a try. Avocado makes a great first food for baby due to its texture and creaminess as well as its high nutrient content. Avocados are often called one of nature's perfect foods because they are said to contain everything a person needs to survive. Avocado's are also a wonderful "good fat" food for baby's brain and physical development.
Here is what you do:
I bought a few Avocados at our local grocery store, however, one was plenty and will last you several feedings. When selecting an Avocado, you want a dark green color with bumpy texture. The fruit should be firm when gently pushed.
When an avocado is sliced in half, the flesh color should be a green that gently transforms into a buttery yellow around the pit.
Gently pry away the pit with a knife.
Slice one of the Avocado halves into thin slices.
Once the Avocado is sliced, it's easy to pull away peel with your fingers, or just slice it off with a knife.
Since Avocado's are so easily mashed, you won't need a food processor. Just place two slices of avocado into a small dish and start mashing with a fork.
To make the Avocado even creamier, I added one ounce of warmed breast milk.