Not much compares to the ripe sweetness of fresh mango. Five years ago I had my first one and fell in love. So did the Toddler at the time (click here to see how we still eat out favorite fruit)
Join me as I introduce this family favorite to our newest member. Let the baby food adventure begin…
Start with a Ripe Mango
A ripe mango will be soft to the touch. They do ripen on the countertop so you can buy firmer ones and simply wait a few days until they soften a bit.
Cut the "cheeks" off.
Cut on either side of the stem longwise.
There are a few different ways to cut a mango. I'm using the "porcupine" method. Click here to see a long winded video I did with "Big Brother" a few years ago. We show you the method that I'm about to describe.
Cut a Checkerboard Pattern into the cheek.
This is what gives the porcupine look., allowing easy access to the flesh.
Cut the chunks off the skin, as low as possible
Put the chunks in a small processor.
Mango baby food!
Feed The baby. Notice
I didn't say "Cross Your Fingers" because really, how can he NOT like pureed mango?!?
Share with Big Brother.
It's still one of his favorite fruits.
When I asked how it was this is the response I got.
Little Bean agreed.
This was his dessert and he was MIGHTY happy about it.
He could have finished it, but I decided to cut him off at about half. This was after he already ate a HUGE bowl of sweet potatoes with brown rice mixed with formula.
Another new food success. Let's hope this trend continues.