Your baby’s first solids. A quick and simple recipe.

Your baby’s first solids:
Take one ripe avocado…
Avocados are one of the best starting foods to offer your baby. They contain healthy unsaturated fats that are needed for brain and cognitive development and for the growth of the nervous system, and they have a mild, not-too sweet taste and a natural creamy consistency that can be easily digested by your baby’s still-developing gut.

Avocado purée
3 avocado slices
2 tbsp (30ml) of your baby’s usual milk

To prepare the avocado
Slice the avocado lengthways around the stone and twist apart. Remove the stone and score through the flesh lengthways. Use the tip of the knife to gently run along the inside of the skin; the slices of avocado should fall away.

Roughly chop the avocado slices and place in a small bowl. Mash with a fork or the back of a spoon to form a creamy paste. Add the milk and stir well to achieve a smooth, runny consistency. Serve immediately, since it will quickly go brown.

This recipe was provided to us with kind permission of Dr Sarah Schenker.http://www.sarahschenker.com

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