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60 Healthy Strawberry Recipes for Babies and Kids

By Hemapriya Natesan @MyLittleMoppet

February 20, 2019 Leave a Comment

With strawberries in season, it’s the perfect time to make the most of this nutritious fruit with some Healthy Strawberry Recipes for Babies and Kids.

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“Strawberries are what make life taste wonderful.”

The beginning of the year is a wonderful time for everyone, and even nature seems to celebrate by giving us little pieces of hearts – strawberries! Strawberries are becoming increasingly popular in India, with piles of boxes being available even at roadside fruit stalls. Now you don’t have to visit a gourmet food store in a big city just to get strawberries!

Strawberries aren’t really berries – in fact, they aren’t even fruit! They’re runners, a member of the rose family. Maybe that explains why strawberries are so pretty, with their bright color and cute shape. This is also exactly why they’re the perfect foods for fussy eaters! Slicing the strawberries will give you little hearts, which can be used to decorate any dish whatsoever. Blend strawberries into any mix for a beautiful, natural color that’ll instantly attract kids. Not to mention the lovely combination of sweetness and tartness!

But that’s not all, strawberries are also very nutritious, being among the top 20 fruits in antioxidant capacity. Here’s a quick look at some of the many nutritional benefits of this yummy fruit.

With strawberries in season, it's the perfect time to make the most of this nutritious fruit with some Healthy Strawberry Recipes for Babies and Kids.

Nutritional Benefits of Strawberries

  • Boosts immunity with one serving of strawberries containing more Vitamin C than an orange
  • Are sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free
  • Helps weight watchers, being low in calories
  • Have high levels of antioxidants called polyphenols
  • Protects against heart disease and cancer
  • Helps whiten teeth

Now you have all the reasons to bring home some strawberries for your family! Before offering them to kids, please check out this post on feeding strawberries to babies, so you don’t have to worry about unpleasant reactions. Strawberries may cause allergies and the slightly acidic nature can cause rashes. Now we know kids can be super picky and may refuse to eat raw strawberries, which is why we’ve got some healthy and yummy strawberry recipes for babies and kids! We’ve got quite a collection here, from strawberry puree to strawberry pudding to even strawberry idlis!

60 Healthy Strawberry Recipes for Babies and Kids

With strawberries in season, it's the perfect time to make the most of this nutritious fruit with some Healthy Strawberry Recipes for Babies and Kids.

Strawberry Recipes for Babies under One

With strawberries in season, it's the perfect time to make the most of this nutritious fruit with some Healthy Strawberry Recipes for Babies and Kids.

1. Strawberry Banana Puree for Babies (7 Months+)

2. Strawberry Banana Cereal from C 4 Cooking (9 Months+) (You can use fresh strawberries and Banana Cereal)

3. Strawberry Chia Seed Oatmeal from Baby Foode (7 Months+) (You can skip the honey and use Organic Oatmeal)

4. Strawberry Watermelon Baby Porridge from My Fussy Eater (8 Months+) (You can use Quick Oats Cereal)

5. Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream from My Kids Lick the Bowl (8 Months+)

6. Strawberry Applesauce from Baby Foode (7 Months+)

7. Paneer Strawberry Dessert from Mom Junction (8 Months+)

8. Mango Strawberry Banana Sundae from Wholesome Baby Food (8 Months+)

9. Roasted Strawberry and Salmon Puree from Baby Foode (8 Months+)

10. Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles (8 Months+)

Strawberry Recipes for Kids

With strawberries in season, it's the perfect time to make the most of this nutritious fruit with some Healthy Strawberry Recipes for Babies and Kids.

11. Strawberry Lassi

12. Strawberry Lemonade from My Frugal Adventures

13. Strawberry Almond Milk from Sunny Side Hanne

14. Gulkand Strawberry Milkshake from Ruchi’s Kitchen

15. Strawberry Thandai Popsicles from Tasha’s Artisan Foods

16. Homemade Strawberry Yogurt

17. Kid-friendly Strawberry Snack from Naturepedic (You can replace the gelatin with agar-agar for a vegetarian version)

18. Strawberry Yogurt Bark from Hello Wonderful

19. Strawberry Apple Fruit Leather from Courtney Sweets

20. Strawberry Granola Frozen Bites from Eats Amazing

With strawberries in season, it's the perfect time to make the most of this nutritious fruit with some Healthy Strawberry Recipes for Babies and Kids.

21. Whole grain Strawberry Breakfast Bars from Julie’s Eats and Treats (You can skip the baking soda)

22. Strawberry Cashew Balls from Better with Cake (You can use Protein Delight Powder)

23. Strawberry Breakfast Bites from My Kids Lick the Bowl

24.  Whole Wheat Strawberry Pancakes

25. Heart Shaped Strawberry Pancakes

26. Strawberry Yogurt Muffins

27. Strawberry Banana Bread from Healthier Steps

28. Heart Shaped Strawberry Cookies

29. Strawberry Coconut Cookies from Goodie Goodie Lunchbox (You can use Quick Oats Cereal)

30. Oven dried Strawberries from Feed them Wisely

With strawberries in season, it's the perfect time to make the most of this nutritious fruit with some Healthy Strawberry Recipes for Babies and Kids.

31. Homemade Strawberry Sauce from Live Well Bake Often

32. Easy Strawberry Jam from Precious Core

33. Strawberry Butter from Kitchen is My Playground (You can try this homemade butter recipe)

34. Strawberry Raitha from Whisk Affair

35. Spiced Strawberry Chutney from Merry Tummy (You can use organic jaggery)

36. Mini Strawberry Podi Idli from Jopreet’s Kitchen

37. Strawberry Gummies from Dashing Dish (You can replace the gelatin with agar agar)

38. Strawberry Oats Pudding from Tarla Dalal

39. Strawberry Mousse from Almost Super Mom

40. Strawberry Falooda from Egeedee

With strawberries in season, it's the perfect time to make the most of this nutritious fruit with some Healthy Strawberry Recipes for Babies and Kids.

41. Strawberry Kheer from Kitchenaid India

42. Strawberry Rasmalai from Tarla Dalal

43. Strawberry Rasgulla from Priya Easy n Tasty Recipes

44. Strawberry Rose Kulfi from Pastry Chef Online

45. Strawberry Coconut Laddu from Ambrosia Soulful Cooking

46. Strawberry Rabdi from Fascinating Food World

47. Strawberry Halwa from Flavors and Colors

48. Strawberry Phirni from Maayeka

49. Strawberry Shrikhand from My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

50. Strawberry Ukadiche Modak from Maharashtrian Recipes

With strawberries in season, it's the perfect time to make the most of this nutritious fruit with some Healthy Strawberry Recipes for Babies and Kids.

51. Strawberry Cucumber Salad from Lemon Tree Dwelling

52. Vegan Strawberry Chocolate Cups from 40 Aprons

53. Strawberry Chocolate Parfait

54. Mojili Fusion Dessert from Tomato Blues

55. Strawberry Payasam from Samosa Street

56. Strawberry Sandesh from Anitha Jay

57. Gluten Free Strawberry Crisps from Erin Lives Whole

58. Strawberry Fudge from How to Make Easy Fudge

59. Strawberry Sandwiches from Southern Lady

60. Strawberry Melon Soup from Simply Fresh Dinners

I’m sure at least some of these recipes are new to you! I, for one, had never heard of strawberry idlis before! It’s amazing how seamlessly strawberries can be integrated into traditional Indian recipes like Payasam and Sandesh. This fruit blurs all the lines between cuisines of different regions!

Please check the age recommendations before feeding your kids any of the recipes. You can adapt the recipes to your child’s liking, and skip ingredients like baking soda and baking powder. Opt for whole grains and jaggery and homemade butter wherever possible.

When buying strawberries, try to get organic ones as far as possible, to avoid the harmful effects of pesticides. Choose only fully ripe ones without any blemishes. Strawberries don’t sit well outside the fridge, but they can be frozen for months. Before using strawberries for a recipe, be sure to remove the leafy part, or the hull. You can either use a knife to cut it out or insert a straw from the other end and pop the hull out. Wash the strawberries well and you’re all set to make some delicious treats for your family!

With strawberries in season, it's the perfect time to make the most of this nutritious fruit with some Healthy Strawberry Recipes for Babies and Kids.

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