The stretch of time between a baby reaches 6 months and when he hits 9 months tends to be a boring culinary scene. We were encouraged by pretty much every expert we read to introduce ingredients slowly, especially at first, giving Angstrom one ingredient at a time, both to acquaint him with the taste and to make certain he wouldn’t have an allergic reaction.
So we went through days of nothing but avocado, nothing but sweet potato, nothing but butternut squash, nothing but peas, nothing but applesauce, nothing but peaches… you get the point. Tedium in action. We were excited when Å’s culinary vocabulary was finally large enough we could mix some of the ingredients.
One of the first combinations I tried was ‘baby guacamole,’ consisting of a mix of avocados and peas. It was a success, enjoyed not only by its intended audience, but his daycare teacher, who sampled a bite when she got some on her thumb and asked that night what was in it because it was so good.
That simple combination was nothing compared to what we could start making him when he hit 9 months. With the introduction of chicken and black beans, a veritable Mexican fiesta was doable.
Baby Mexican Fiesta
- 3 ice cubes frozen avocado
- 2 ice cubes frozen black bean puree
- 2 ice cubes frozen chicken puree
Combine all ingredients in a glass mason jar and heat on power level 6 for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Heat another 1-2 minutes on power level 6 if not completely thawed at the end of 3 minutes.
Yield: approximately one lunch or dinner for a 9-10 month old baby