Start the long weekend with this healthy and delicious summer treat for your little ones.
Hello, everyone. Summer is in full swing and a quick snack to cool is just what we need right now. I remember the summer time when my girl was a baby and teething. Thankfully, she didn’t suffer much. Teething popsicles and chewing toys kept her busy and entertained, which made the pain of agony of teething much less.
Today I am sharing a quick recipe for these delicious teething popsicles for babies 8 months and above. Here I have pureed strawberries and blueberries and layered it with vanilla flavored yogurt. Then set them in the freezer until frozen. That’s it, the summer treats were ready. I would recommend consuming these pops as soon as possible. Since the flavor of fresh blueberries can run down pretty quickly. Alternatively, you can also cook the strawberries and blueberries and make a puree. Then pour those into popsicles molds and freeze.
Berries can be a great addition to your baby’s diet. Though, berries are not the top allergenic food. Still, they might cause allergic reactions. According to The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Allergy and Immunology, most of the babies can start eating foods like strawberries and raspberries after introducing a few solid foods (such as baby cereal, pureed meat, vegetables, and fruits) without causing an allergic reaction. Children with mild eczema or a family history of food allergies can try foods like berries as long as they tolerate traditional solid foods first. For me, I always played safe and talked with the pediatrician before introducing anything new to my baby. So for berries too, I asked my Dr if it was ok for my daughter to have berries. And then went ahead with them.
Berries are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, fiber, manganese, potassium, calcium, folic acid, magnesium, copper, and iron. They are loaded with anti- oxidants and immunity boosters. Berries do come under Dirty Dozens, so it is advisable to buy them organic. Especially for baby food.
With all the required information on hand, let’s go through the recipe.
- 1/2 cup strawberry puree
- 1/2 cup blueberry puree
- 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
- Puree strawberries and blueberries separately.
- Whisk the vanilla yogurt.
- Now fill the popsicles mold with berry puree and vanilla yogurt.
- Transfer it to the freezer to set.
- Serve as an afternoon snack or teething remedy to your baby.
This recipe was originally published at The Effortless Chic.
Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.
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