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Avocado, White Bean and Spinach
Baby and Toddler Food

Avocado, White Bean and Spinach recipe

This yummy first food blend will provide nutrients and help expand your baby’s taste buds.

Recipe Ingredients

1 cup fresh baby spinach, stemmed and washed
1 (15-ounce) can white beans, drained and rinsed
1 ripe, fresh Hass avocado, cut in half and seeded

Method

  1. Place spinach in a vegetable steamer. Steam, covered, until tender (about 5 minutes). Drain; let cool.
  2. Place cooked spinach, white beans and avocado in to a blender.
  3. Puree mixture slowly, adding liquid until desired consistency is reached.
  4. Serve baby 1 to 2 tablespoons mixture. Freeze remainder in 1 ounce ice cube trays.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Note: Speak to your child’s pediatrician before adding solid foods to your infant’s diet.

Nutrition Tip: For infants: Add liquid of choice to reach desired consistency based on age and caregiver’s comfort level. Nutritional information will vary.

For older babies and toddlers: Serve in reusable baby food pouches for maximum portability, or freeze in ice pop trays to make homemade popsicles.

Nutrition Facts Amount Per Serving: Calories 221 Total Fat 9.0g Saturated Fat 1.0g Trans Fat 0.0g Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0g Monounsaturated Fat 6.0g Cholesterol 0.0mg Sodium 41.0mg Total Carbohydrates 29.0g Dietary Fiber 10.0g Sugar 1.0g Protein 10.0g Potassium 965 mg Vitamin A 4,798 IU Vitamin C 10 mg Calcium 145 mg Iron 5 mg Vitamin D 0 IU Folate 180 mcg Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0 mg

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 96%; Vitamin C 17%; Calcium 14%; Iron 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the Hass Avocado Board.