Raise your hand if you’re one of the many moms who swore she would never, ever, feed her baby jarred food but has, in fact, done just that “a time or two”! Most of us would raise both hands admitting to the truth that, with so much running around every day, sometimes it’s easier if we find the quickest way to feed the baby. To reach for prepared foods can be so much more practical than starting a meal from scratch!

Especially when the day has been a long one, we get home and are quick to say: “Ugh! Who wants to start cooking and mashing now?” You’d rather be playing with your baby than stuck in the kitchen. Any shortcuts are much appreciated so here is a little secret: an ingredient that all Latinas always have on hand, but that doctors don't tell you about, is the fastest and healthiest baby food around. I’m talking about avocado.

That’s right! Avocados are fabulous baby food when they start solids. It's soft consistency is perfect for our toothless toddlers and they are rich in vitamins and minerals and high in Iron. Mashed or cut in little squares, they are an excellent first food but also can be added to a soup or spread on a piece of bread or tortilla. Use it creatively as an ingredient or side dish in a meal, and it’ll surely become a favorite for your baby. 

Did you feed your little one avocado?

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About the author

Vicglamar is a journalist by profession, though she spent a couple of years studying pre-med before changing her major to communications. She has worked at the most prestigious newspapers in Venezuela. She had her first child when she moved to United States almost seven years ago and now has two boys affectionately nicknamed Trueno (thunder) and Relámpago (lighting).

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My son loves aguacate! My daughter wasn't very fond of it until she was older.


Well mi Bebe is just starting on 2nd food, i will have to try feeding her some see if she likes it. Any tips for making it easier for her to paddy now that its not just milk.???


mmm... i love avocados !!! Will def be trying it out with my baby! hope he likes it as much as me & his dad do, he has to ! 

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