For awhile there, it seemed like Parker may have inherited Aaron's lack of a sweet tooth. She could rally enthusiasm with the best of them during the happy birthday song, but once that slice of cake was in front of her, she was pretty indifferent about it. That is until she discovered ice cream. The girl lives for ice cream. And while it's a special occasion treat, not a day goes by that she doesn't talk about ice cream, sing about ice cream or color ice cream at some point. We recently picked up these popsicle molds, though, and have started experimenting with different cold pressed juices to curb her ice cream mania. I was super excited when Deepika mentioned that her next post in our Petite Eats series would be along the same lines. Like she mentions below, these are perfect for when babies are teething, but can be enjoyed at any age. (Pass one over here, would ya?!) Plus, they're really festive for the upcoming 4th of July holiday. Keep reading for the details...
Hello, everyone, Deepika here! Summer is in full swing and a quick snack to cool off 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 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 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 fall under Dirty Dozens, so it is advisable to buy them organic. Especially for baby food.
Berry Teething Popsicles:
Prep Time: 15 mins
- ½ cup strawberry puree
- ½ cup blueberry puree
- ½ 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.
**Always consult your pediatrician before introducing berries to your baby.**
Photos and recipe by Deepika of Easy Baby Meals for The Effortless Chic.