Adventures in Baby Food Making: The Mango

Not much compares to the ripe sweetness of fresh mango. Five years ago I had my first one and fell in love.

Join me as I introduce this family favorite to our newest member.

Let the adventure begin…

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  • 1. Start with a Ripe Mango 1 of 14
    1. 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. 
  • 2. Cut the “cheeks” off.  2 of 14
    2. Cut the "cheeks" off. 
    Cut on either side of the stem longwise. 
  • 3. Other Options 3 of 14
    3. Other Options
  • 4. Checkerboard it  4 of 14
    4. Checkerboard it 
    Cut a Checkerboard Pattern into the cheek. 
  • 5. Flip 5 of 14
    5. Flip
    This is what gives the porcupine look., allowing easy access to the flesh. 
  • 6. Cut 6 of 14
    6. Cut
    Cut the chunks off the skin, as low as possible
  • 7. Puree  7 of 14
    7. Puree 
    Put the chunks in a small processor. I used my Magic BulletBlenders)
  • 8. Ta Daaa!  8 of 14
    8. Ta Daaa! 
    Mango baby food!
  • 9. Feed The baby 9 of 14
    9. Feed The baby
    I didn't say "Cross Your Fingers" because really, how can he NOT like pureed mango?!? 
  • 10. Share with Big Brother 10 of 14
    10. Share with Big Brother
    It's still one of his favorite fruits. 
  • 11. Thumbs Up 11 of 14
    11. Thumbs Up
    When I asked how it was this is the response I got. 
  • 12. Little Bean agreed 12 of 14
    12. Little Bean agreed
    This was his dessert and he was MIGHTY happy about it. 
  • 13. Store leftovers 13 of 14
    13. Store leftovers
    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. 
  • 14. Feeling Good.  14 of 14
    14. Feeling Good. 
    Another new food success. Let's hope this trend continues. Click here to see how prior adventure, the Sweet Potato! 

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