Any parent with a toddler understands the struggles of feeding time. For the most part toddlers are learning to navigate their world, communicate, and control some parts of their lives and eating is one of the first areas of control they will master. You can ensure that your toddler is eating nutritious and delicious meals with these great Summer meal time ideas from Squish – easy and quick to make.
Each of the recipes uses one of the newly launched Squish 100% fruit and veg puree flavours – The three new flavours have been launched with your little one’s growing appetite and food exploration food in mind.
Try these three easy-to-make recipes: bananasicles, cream cheese dip with crudités, bean dip with mini pitas and frozen treats.
Bananas are the ideal fruit to give to babies and toddlers – high in nutrients and deliciously sweet and tasty. These fun bananas on a stick are a perfect Summer treat for your little one.
1x pouch Squish 100% Pear, Mango + Yoghurt puree
125ml plain yoghurt
|Slice two bananas in half horizontally. Insert a wooden skewer carefully into the one end of each banana slice and lay on a baking sheet lined with plastic wrap.
Mix together 125 ml plain yoghurt with your favourite Squish 100% Fruit Puree pouch.
Spread the yoghurt over the bananas and decorate with sprinkles.
Freeze for 20-40 minutes.
Cream Cheese Dip and Crudités
Cheese can form part of a healthy, balanced diet for babies and young children, and provides calcium, protein and vitamins. Your baby can eat pasteurised full-fat cream cheese from 6 months old and this crudité recipe is perfect for a snack or a lunchtime meal.
|125ml (½ cup) plain cream cheese
1x pouch of Squish 100% Sweet Potato, Apple + Cinnamon
|Place 125 ml (½ cup) plain cream cheese in a bowl.
Stir in half of the Squish 100% Sweet Potato, Apple + Cinnamon
Stir well to blend.
Serve with freshly washed and cut fruit and vegetables.
Bean dip with Mini Pitas
This dish is ideal for a little one who loves to feed themselves, packed with nutrients and fun for them to dip.
|1x 410g can of Rhodes Quality Butter Beans
½ clove of garlic
1x pouch of Squish 100% Apple, Sweet Potato + Sweetcorn puree
1x tablespoon fresh herbs
Mini pita breads
|Place once 410g can of butter beans into a food processor.
Add ½ clove of garlic.
Add 1 pouch of Squish 100% Apple, Sweet Potato + Sweetcorn puree
Add 15 ml (1 Tbsp) of fresh herbs and a little salt.
Puree until well blended.
Serve with toasted pita or fresh bread.
Frozen Squish Juice Box
These ice lollies will keep your little one cool on a hot Summer day – easy to make without a mould.
- Remove the straw from your favourite Squish Fruit 100% Fruit Juice Blend.
- Use a sharp knife to make a tiny slit in the top of the box.
- Insert a wooden skewer.
- Freeze overnight.
- Use a serrated knife to cut the box in half.
- Push the box down a little on a stick to enjoy a great iced refreshing treat.
Useful tip: Waste-not frozen purees
A little unused puree left in your Squish 100% Fruit + Vegetable pouch? Squeeze into ice cube trays and freeze for a quick and handy iced treat, great on sore gums.
The newly launched Squish purees come in three exciting new flavours and are available at leading retailers nationwide – you can find them on shelf in the baby food section.
- Apple, Sweet Potato & Sweet Corn
- Pear, Mango & yoghurt
- Sweet Potato, Apple & Cinnamon.
For more information visit www.squish.co.za
– 100% fruit and vegetable purees
– Free from preservatives, colourants, flavouring and starch
– Great for quick and easy meals and snacks on-on-the-go
– Feed straight from the pouch, no need for a bowl/spoon
– Convenient, resealable pack
Carries the Rhodes Quality brand stamp of approval, quality and product innovation.