Avocados alone can be introduced to kids as early as 4-6 months as they begin eating solid purees. Avocados are super rich in fibers, good fats, omega-3, potassium, iron, folate, vitamin A, B2, B5, B6, B12, C, D, E, K, magnesium, copper, manganese, protein, and the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin which are good for vision and eye health.
The ingredients and materials for this avocado dessert recipe include (Note: It is good to choose all organic products):
- 1 organic Avocado
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 teaspoon of honey (toddlers who are 1½ years old and over is the recommended age when honey can be given, consult with your pediatrician first; you can add 1/2 banana instead of honey also)
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup water
- Walnut pieces
- 1 Parle Biscuit (from any Indian supermarket)
- Small bowl
You can vary the mix of fruit choices and nuts if your child is allergic to any.
Cutting an avocado is the only time consuming part of this 5-minute recipe. May take a minute.
- Cut the avocado lengthwise around the seed. Remove the pit from the avocado half that has the pit and discard it.
- Use a knife to cut the inside of the avocado into cubes. Use a spoon to scoop out the avocado pieces from the peel.
- Blend the avocado cubes, yogurt, honey and vanilla extract in Nutribullet processor. You can always add few slices of banana or other fruits to the avocado to switch up the flavor daily.
- Pour half of the contents into a small bowl to serve.
- Add few cut dices of the various fruits and top off with a Parle biscuit.
- Sprinkle small walnut pieces over it.
- Watch your little one eat away!
What are some ways you include fruits and vegetables to a child’s meal plan?