Protein Packed Avocado Toast for Baby

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Author: Foodie Kid     Prep Time: 2 mins Cook Time: 10 mins     Total Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 1 slice      Category: Breakfast, Snack       Method for Simple Starters: Steamed     Cuisine: American

Avocado might be the best thing to happen to sliced bread since butter. It’s rich, delicious and quite a bit healthier than butter. Avocado is full of heart healthy fats and fiber (3 grams in ⅓ of an avocado to be exact!) which is great for growing baby’s overall growth, brain development, and digestive system. The soft texture also makes it a very convenient baby food alone or added to other ingredients. 

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While avocado is very wholesome, it does lack protein. Protein is essential for muscle development and growth. The recommended daily amount of protein for 1-3 year olds is 13 grams. One easy way to create a well rounded meal in one dish using avocado is to add a package of Simple Starters Veggie Blend: peas, zucchini and green beans. This blend contains 3 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber, over 65% DV of vitamin A, 10% calcium and 10% iron. By the way, a healthy dose of Vitamin A is good for eye and skin development. Iron is important for immunity and steady growth, and calcium does benefit strong bones, just as you were told when growing up.

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Make this for breakfast, brunch or anytime of day.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 avocado

  • 1 Simple Starters Veggie Blends: peas, zucchini and green beans

  • 1 Slice of whole grain bread 

Instructions: 

Steam a 4 oz package of the veggie blend for 10 minutes. 

Lightly toast bread.

Combine steamed veggies and avocado. 

Fork mash for chunky texture or blend combo for a creamy consistency. 

Spread protein packed avocado mixture over toast.

Cut into squares or shapes & garnish with chopped tomatoes, if you choose

Bon Appetit, Baby

Find Simple Starters at your neighborhood grocery store or online. 

*Nutritional Recommendations from Nicole Silber, RD, CLC; NYC Pediatric & Family Nutritionist