6 Ways to Use Fruit Puree After the Baby Days!
And when I say using fruit puree after the baby days, I don’t mean using frozen puree you whizzed up 3 years ago. I mean using pureed fruit, homemade or shop-bought, as part of a healthy, balanced diet for your child. If you are a regular me and b reader, you will know that we try and make food fun. Some weeks I manage to make a few things and other weeks life just gets in the way. I work pretty much full time and I’m also on the parent partnership team at little man’s nursery. Busy busy but I like it that way. Gives me less time to think and ponder over things.
Whizz it up!
So when I was asked to be a brand ambassador for Heavenly Tasty Organics, I was super super excited. Super excited because I get to create some fun food with their products! Check out these little houses we built using some of the snacks a few months ago.
If you have weaned a little one, you may be familiar with the pureed fruit products you can pick up in the supermarkets. They are pretty handy if you are strapped for time and we found them useful when out and about. I did make a lot of my fruit purees from scratch when b started out weaning but if we were travelling or out and about, it made sense to have something easy to pop in the change bag. I stopped using any pureed fruit really once b started eating whole fruit.
He Eats Everything!
For us, fruit has never been an issue and b will literally eat tonnes of it. He must get about ten a day at the moment! If you have a little one adverse to fruit then these squishies could certainly be used past the early weaning days. One squishie provides a child with one of their five a day – what about adults hehe 😉 They do taste really yummy! Can’t really sit at my desk sucking on baby food pouches though can I!
Anyways, here are a few ideas of ways to use pureed fruit, such as the Coconut Squishies, past the weaning stage!
Fruit Puree Ideas
• Pop it on cereal or mix it in with porridge. I literally pop some oats in a bowl, add in some coconut milk (I don’t like cows milk) and microwave for two minutes. Once the oats are soft, I squeeze in a squishie and voila, breakfast is served.
• Pureed fruit makes a great addition to yogurt, frozen yogurt or ice cream.
• These little pouches are ideal for popping in lunchboxes or as a snack when out and about.
• Now that b is older, he has wised up to what a “treat” is. Fortunately, things like squishies are also considered a treat and he is happy to have one of these instead of something like crisps or sweets.
• Freeze your fruit puree to make a cool frozen snack. I literally popped some baking paper on a tray and squeezed the puree into small, button sized blobs. Freeze until they set and then enjoy 🙂 These have been perfect through the summer!
• For dipping fruit in. Pop the contents of a squishie into a bowl and serve with your favourite fruit. Easy.
I really like the addition of superfood ingredients in the Heavenly range of products; coconut milk, kale and spinach. It’s something a bit different, (in my opinion!) and not something I typically use in everyday cooking :/
Do you have any other interesting ideas for using fruit puree in everyday toddler cooking and snacking?! Feel free to share in the comments 🙂 And Don’t forget to pin for later!