Today I share the breakdown on some good first fruits to make for baby:Good First Food Fruits:
- Peel well-ripened fruit and remove the seeds, pit and stem.
- Place in a food processor and puree. Mixture may turn a bit brown, but this is a natural reaction to oxygen and doesn’t mean the fruit is “bad.”
- Save some of the food puree for your sweet pea to taste during his/her next meal and freeze the rest in an ice cube tray
- After the trays of puree are completely frozen, pop out the cubes and store in a marked freezer bag.
- When you are ready, put the number of cubes you wish to thaw either in the refrigerator overnight or in the microwave to cook immediately. If you are going out for a play date or will be on-the-go, put them in a small Tupperware for easy transport.
1. Peel apple and remove seeds and steam. Cut into quarters or pieces and steam in a steamer basket in a sauce pan filled with an inch of water or microwave with a small bit of water until apple is very soft.
2. Repeat steps 2-5 as above.
1. If you aren’t sure how to cut a mango, check out this site: http://www.wikihow.com/Cut-a-Mango
2. If the mango is well ripened, simply place in the food processor and puree, if not, you may want to steam it a bit first.
3. Repeat steps 3-5 as above
- Peel and, in the case of the avocado, remove the pit
- Chop into small cubes and then puree. Mixture may turn a bit brown, but this is a natural reaction to oxygen and doesn’t mean the fruit is “bad.”
- Repeat steps 3-5 as above.
**Once your child is ready for slight texture in his/her food, you can easily make banana or avocado baby food by simply mashing either with the back of your spoon, a la guacamole!