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One of my favourite baby finger foods also happens to be one of nature's healthiest foods - the avocado. It is also a tasty and very easy recipe to prepare for your baby!
We know that finger foods help develop baby's fine motor skills and feeding independence, and it's so easy to make your own. Often considered a vegetable, the avocado is actually a fruit, a rather unusual one that's low in juice and high in healthy fats. Avocados are rich with nutrients, high in monounsaturated fatty acids (the 'good fats') and full of fibre. These are reasons why you love avocados, but your baby loves them because they have a slightly nutty flavour and a rich creamy texture! :)
Baby finger foods can be given at snack times or at meal times, and my boys would definitely eat this at any time of the day. They both love avocados, and I would often give them avocado on toast for dinner if they'd had a long day, as it was almost guaranteed to be devoured in less than 5 minutes!
I have included an optional pinch of sea salt in the recipe for older children and adults (you should continue to avoid adding extra salt to your baby's food until he is 2), as it helps to offset some of the acidity of the lime juice. The salt is not necessary, and you may find that your taste buds don't require it at all.
Your baby may find it easier initially to handle his avocado on toast if the avocado is not spread too thickly and the toast is cut into small pieces. For toddlers, you can spread a thicker layer of avocado and put two small pieces of toast together to make mini sandwiches, or you could give him a fork to stab the small pieces of toast with, if he is already learning to use cutlery.
Here's what you'll need to make this baby finger foods recipe for avocado on toast:
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1 medium-sized ripe avocado
1 slice of wholegrain bread
A squeeze of lime juice
A pinch of sea salt (optional, for older children and adults)
And here's what you'll need to do:
By Wendy | Serves 4
Avocado on Toast is so quick and easy to make, and healthy and delicious too, that I hope it will also become one of your baby's favourite finger foods.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: No cook time, only toasting the bread
Yield: 1 slice
Course: Finger Food, Main, Snack
Cuisine: Modern European
Tags: Superfood, Healthy
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