Award Winning Baby Food

This site doesn’t normally do baby food recipes but this is one I did for a competition for the USA Rice Federation. I won second prize – and they wrote an article about the competition. Here is the information for the dish!

The mild flavours and creamy textures of avocado and banana team up in this simple mash that is sweetened with a little applesauce and fortified with cooked rice. Keep in mind that the mash does discolour as the avocado and bananas oxidize but it won’t affect the flavour or nutritional value.


1 cup cooked white or brown rice
1/2 avocado, mashed
1/2 banana, mashed
3 TBSP unsweetened applesauce

Stir together rice, avocado, banana and applesauce until well combined.

Refrigerate leftovers for up to 2 days.

Makes 8 servings.

Note: Avocado is a source of 20 different nutrients including fibre, folic acid and vitamin E, which are all essential for a healthy baby. Bananas provide vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium and fibre which aid in baby’s healthy growth and development.

Per 1/4 cup (50 mL) serving: about 50 cal, 9 g carbs, 1 g fibre, 2 g fat, 1 g protein.


3 Comments to “Award Winning Baby Food”

  1. Looks very yummy! and very easy to make.

    Just a side note to mention. Bananas, applesauce, and rice are great food for Baby! They contribute to a well balanced and healthy diet. However, they are also the three leading foods for causing constipation in babies. Hopefully the fiber in the avocado helps with that issue, but limiting these three foods can help if constipation does occurs.

    Love the blog, wish there was something like it when I was pregnant!!

    Heather M.

  2. This recipe looks amazing! Thanks Jodi and congratulations on the win. I know you said this was a bit of a divergence but promise to share any other award winning (or award worthy) baby food recipes!

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