By the way, I managed to puree avocados for Zahra! Bought the Philips chopper specifically for Zahra's food (I think she has more gadgets than me!) but my mom said it looks like I want it more than Zahra need it. Hahaha I guess it's true. I was pretty excited like kids got candy.Zahra's new gadget! Mak dia yang lebih2 ok :D
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Avocados are known for its creamy texture and full of good fats for baby's brain and physical development. In fact, studies recommend to start solid with avocados instead of rice cereal! Anyway my father said there is another local food that resemblance avocados very much but he forgot the name. It's round and have the same creamy texture, used to find in the wild, bear on big tree. If you know the name, tell me k?
Two big fat dark green avocados. It was in lighter green when I bought but turn into this dark emerald green when it's fully ripe, about a week after. It's perfect for baby food when it's firm but yield a bit when you push it gently.
Slice into two and you'll see a beautiful green on the outer side turning into buttery yellow towards the pit.
How to take out the seed. Hit it with sharp knife, then wiggle a bit and voila! I learned this trick from youtube :P
And mash! It's so creamy that you can mash it with a fork! I did with the blender for less than a minute and get this soft consistency and texture.
I store it in babycubes and freeze it. Two big avocados give me about 8 x 1oz which can last Zahra for a week. The one that I bought is in 2oz size. Very convenient and can save a lot of space in your freezer. As for today, I just took out one cube and babysitter will thaw it in warm water before use.
Another point why avocados is best as your baby's first solid because you don't have to cook it! :D
I plan to let Zahra try all the food that she can eat and put this notice at the fridge so that I'll remember.