There are quite a few different baby food recipes out there, including strawberries, but we picked some of the ones that are tasty and very simple to prepare.
When you are buying strawberries for your baby, it’s better to buy organic if you can, otherwise make sure you wash them thoroughly, at least a couple of times to remove pesticides. It’s recommended to wash the strawberries with a solution of white vinegar and water (30%-70%) and then rinse them with water.
In this article, we talk about introducing strawberries to your baby’s diet and we give you some tasty recipes for homemade baby food.
The recipes in this article:
Recipe 1 – Strawberry puree
Recipe 2 – Vegan Strawberry ice cream
Recipe 3 – Strawberry and Banana
Recipe 4 – Strawberries, Kiwi, and Avocado
Recipe 1: Strawberry puree (age 6 months+)
- 1 cup of strawberries
You will need fresh or frozen strawberries; fresh strawberries need to be cut in pieces before you blend them, and the frozen ones can be rinsed with cold water or steamed for a few minutes.
Put the strawberries in a blender and blend until you get a strawberry puree. If the strawberries get stuck on the walls of the container, add a little drop of water and blend again. If you want your puree with pieces of strawberry you can mash them with a fork or a masher. The chunky puree is for babies at least ten months of age.
You can do variations of this tasty puree, blending it together with bananas, peaches, full-fat yogurt (regular or greek), oatmeal for babies, pears, or applesauce.
Please note: If the strawberries are not too sweet, DO NOT add honey, because it can be dangerous for babies under 12 months. Rather than that, add some banana.
The puree can be stored in the refrigerator for two days or frozen for 2-3 months.
Strawberries are packed with vitamins (high in vitamin C), minerals, water, and fiber. Also, they are high in antioxidants. Accompanied by healthy oatmeal or nutritious yogurt, this puree can be a healthy and satisfying choice.
Recipe 2: Vegan Strawberry ice cream (age 8 months+)
This ice cream is made only from few ingredients and it’s super easy to prepare. You will need a food processor or a blender. It’s best when it’s prepared on the spot and eaten fresh. Appropriate for babies after 8 months of age.
- A medium or small bowl of frozen strawberries
- A handful of dates
- A small bowl of cashews
Step 1 – To get the ice cream texture and consistency, the strawberries need to be frozen.
Step 2 – Throw all the ingredients in a blender or a food processor and blend until it’s smooth and creamy. If it doesn’t blend smoothly you can always add a drop of cold water and maybe some ice, just make sure it’s blended.
This recipe has a higher caloric intake, due to dry dates (or banana) and cashews. Dates, despite the high sugar content, are healthy and rich in fiber. Cashews are also quite caloric and shouldn’t be eaten daily. You can make this treat for you and your baby occasionally.
Recipe 3: Tasty strawberry and banana porridge (age 8 months+)
- 1 banana
- 4-5 strawberries
- 2 tablespoons of oatmeal powder (you can blend your whole oatmeal to a powder with a blender).
If you want to make more, just double the ingredients and the amount of water (the original is half a cup).
Step 1 – Add half a cup of water to a smaller pot, and bring it to boiling temperature.
Step 2 – Add the two tablespoons of oatmeal powder, stir, and cook for 2 minutes.
Step 3 – Add 4-5 chopped strawberries and a sliced banana and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Let it cool off.
Step 4 – After cooling off, you can mash it with a potato masher or a blender. The blender will make it more liquid and the potato masher a little more chunky. Easy and tasty.
Strawberries and bananas have a lot of vitamins and minerals, and adding nutritious oatmeal full of fiber, is very beneficial. You can offer this to your baby more often, and you can enjoy it yourself too.
Recipe 4: Strawberries, kiwi, and avocado’s (age 8-10 months+)
- 1 kiwi
- 1 cup of strawberries
- 1 avocado
- Breast milk or formula milk (optional)
Step 1 – Peel and dice the kiwi.
Step 2 – Clean the strawberries and remove the stems.
Step 3 – Dice the avocado, remove the pit, and scoop out the meat.
Step 4 – Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend them into a nice puree. You can add some milk if you want a thinner consistency.
We hope your baby and you, enjoy these tasty, easy to prepare and nutritious strawberry inspired recipes!
Feeding guide for strawberries
No. of tbs per portion
No. of feedings
Please keep in mind that this guide applies to strawberries. If you add other ingredients to your meal, like meats, this guide might not be applicable.
We advise you to always talk to your pediatrician first, as your baby may not fit the standards.
Are these baby food recipes freezable?
You should store your batch of homemade baby meals in a refrigerator using an airtight container for up to 72 hours.
You can freeze this baby food into different portions by employing pouring the mixture into ice cubes or in small food storage containers.
Which kitchen tools to use
To prepare these baby food recipes, you will need the following kitchen tools:
Blender or food processor
Food storage containers or an ice cube form