I am excited to share with y'all one of my favorite recipes that I make for my daughter, Homemade Oatmeal Cereal with Avocado. I do modify it a little now that she is not a baby, however her little brother will need the baby version as shown below. I began making this particular concoction when she was about 6 months old. I chose to exclusively breastfeed her until she was 6 months and introduced meats when she was 8 months. This was my own personal decision, she was thriving and that's all that matters! Once I introduced food it was generally as a snack, not meal replacement until around 12 months. Now that my little guy has turned 13 weeks, starting him on solids is just around the corner!
I'm starting to get really excited because I used to love coming up with new ideas for how to feed my daughter regular food, baby-style, not "baby jarred nastiness". I typically would make her combinations of what I would eat, because if I wouldn't touch it why should she?! Plus, she got used to what I cook daily and you should see her eat now!
My next favorite part of making baby food is using my squeeze pouches. I wrote about both in my previous blog about Fall Pumpkin Banana Puree. We are a family on the go, and when it comes to feeding my kids, our favorite go to snack is our homemade recipes using our squeeze pouches! These squeeze pouches are so easy to grab and go...even for us adults! Store bought pouches can costs anywhere from $1.25 - $3 and that just adds up. That's why we make our own at home using our squeeze pouch station. I am a huge fan! I can puree fruits and veggies, fill them myself so that I know exactly what I'm feeding them. You can purchase it using my link above! I highly recommend this system!
So without further ado, here is my recipe for Homemeade Oatmeal Avocado Puree.
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 cups of boiling water
1 medium avocado
1-2 ripe organic bananas
1. First I measure out the rolled oats and place in a medium bowl or your Cuisinart chopper/grinder attachment.
2. Using either a handheld blender or food processor, blend the oats until they become a fine consistency. Similar to the boxed baby oatmeal.Done! You now have baby oatmeal. Now you're ready to boil the oatmeal in a medium saucepan bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil. Stir in the processed oats. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes, stir occasionally. Remove from heat.
3. Peel your avocado and place into a medium sized mixing bowl or the saucepan with oats. Add 1-2 bananas. Using your handheld blender again, blend the ingredients together. Let it cool. While cooling set up your squeeze station and label your squeeze pouches. Finally, using your squeeze pouch station fill your squeeze pouches and serve or store in your refrigerator or freezer using the recommendations provided by the squeeze pouch manufacturer.
Now more than ever with neighborhoods opening their pools, please encourage those you know with small children to get them trained with these life saving techniques. Infant Swimming Resource is the safest provider of infant drowning prevention lessons. Drowning is silent and it's preventable! Lessons officially begin June 5th in Gainesville. If you do not live in the surrounding area, please visit InfantSwim.com for an instructor near you.
ISR of Lake Lanier swimming lessons in Gainesville will begin again for the summer season on June 5th. Parents of Refreshers have already been contacted and should note the limited number of spaces for their child. I am scheduling morning lessons at this time from 9:30am - 11:00am. New students are now being accepted on a first come first serve basis. If you would like to receive the registration link for your child, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the Sign Up form here on the website. You may also view live availability by visiting my Calendar page.
ISR Self-Rescue™ recommends building layers of protection between your child and the water. These layers are essential because the reality is that most children do not drown because of LACK of supervision, it is a LAPSE in supervision, and it only takes a momentary distraction for a curious toddler to get out of your sight. ISR Self-Rescue™ students are the best aquatic problem solvers in the world! As the video shows below, ISR student Miles, has helped showcase the unbelievable ISR Self-Rescue skills to parents around the world that children as young as 6 months old can learn to save their own lives if they were to reach the water alone. Those same ISR Self-Rescue™ skills he learned early on formed the foundation of the aquatic skills he's continuing to learn today.
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