Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Today Nola ate avocado for the first time.  To my complete surprise, she loved it.  I had heard other Mamas include it in the lists of things their babies ate, so I did some research.

Did you know that avocados are considered a "perfect" food?  It's true.  You could eat ONLY avocados and get everything you need to survive.  One medium avocado contains around 320 calories and 30 grams of fat, which is perfect for a growing baby brain.

Interesting facts:
  • Avocados are one of the 15 foods least contaminated by pesticides so if organic is your thing, don't worry if you can't find organic avocados!
  • One tree can produce between 150 and 500 avocados per year!  Lots of green mushy goodness!
  • Avocados have the highest protein content of any fruit.
  • Avocados contain more potassium than bananas.
  • On average, 53.5 million pounds of guacamole are eaten every Super Bowl Sunday, enough to cover a football field more than 20 feet thick. (haha...couldn't resist)
I plan to use avocado for Nola in all kinds of ways.  I have found recipes that blend avocado with anything from bananas and peaches to pumpkin and yogurt.

Gotta love super foods!

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