The mild flavours and creamy textures of avocado and banana team up in this simple mash that is sweetened with a little applesauce and fortified with cooked rice. Keep in mind that the mash does discolour as the avocado and bananas oxidize but it won’t affect the flavour or nutritional value.
1 cup (250 mL) cooked white or brown rice
1/2 *avocado, mashed
1/2 *banana, mashed
3 tbsp (45 mL) unsweetened applesauce
Stir together rice, avocado, banana and applesauce until well combined.
Refrigerate leftovers for up to 2 days.
Makes 8 servings.
*Note: Avocado is a source of 20 different nutrients including fibre, folic acid and vitamin E, which are all essential for a healthy baby. Bananas provide vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium and fibre which aid in baby’s healthy growth and development.
Per 1/4 cup (50 mL) serving:
About 50 cal, 9 g carbs, 1 g fibre, 2 g fat, 1 g protein.