Baby's food journal:
- Mashed avocado with breastmilk (not blogged)
- Sweet potato puree
- Apple and pear purees
- Nectarine puree
- Purple sweet potato porridge with ikan tenggiri (mackerel)
- Organic millet powder porridge with pumpkin puree
- Snow peas puree
This time, it's organic rolled oats porridge with mashed avocado.
Cutting and storing an avocado is pretty simple. Cut the avocado in half lengthwise around the seed. Once cut, twist and separate the two halves. Wrap the half with the seed intact in cling wrap and store in a ziplock bag in the further part of the fridge where it is the coldest. Eat it the next day. For the other half, I cut the avocado into cubes for easy scooping.
Here's a good reference page with illustrations: How to Prepare and Store Avocado
Why avocado? Avocados nourish your baby as they are rich in in protein, fiber, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, folic acid, and zinc. The fat calories in avocado are of the heart-healthy variety (no cholesterol, monounsaturated fat), but they do increase your calorie count. That being said, avocados also contain desirable Omega 3 fatty acids and are free of sodium. For a developing, growing baby, the type of fats and the caloric value is a good thing. Particularly, avocados are often recommended as a food for babies, who are aged about 6 months or older and who are experiencing slow weight gain. More info here.
Why rolled oats? Oats - usually known as oatmeal or porridge once prepared - are one of the most nutritious grain cereals you can buy. Oats are an excellent source of soluble fiber, protein and the B vitamins thiamin, riboflavin and B6. They also provide iron, calcium, magnesium, selenium, and phosphorus. More info here.
I buy a bag of BMS organic baby rolled oats and grind the oats into fine powder form before storing them in an airtight container.
I prepare the oatmeal (porridge) by whisking one tablespoon of oats powder in boiling water. Then, I add in the prepared/scooped avocado cubes and puree them slightly with a blender.
Baby decides to feed himself but he points the spoon to the wrong end and spills green goo everywhere. It's like a war zone! :P
About an hour later, I manage to coax him to drink some plain water (which he hates) from his new sippy cup. He decides to fling the cup on the floor the moment he tastes water flowing from the spout. Hahaha!