Homemade Strawberry Baby Food Recipes

Published by 
Jess Miller
Last updated: 
July 28, 2014
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Strawberries are one of the most popular fruits around. Tasty, easy to eat and good for you. If you are looking to introduce your baby to the wonderful world of strawberries, you have come to the right place. Strawberry baby food recipes galore.

Remember, always consult with your pediatrician regarding introducing new foods to your baby.

How to prepare strawberries

Removing the stems from strawberries is a simple process and can be easily achieved with something that many families have laying around the house, a rigid drinking straw.

  1. Place the open end of the drinking straw against the pointed base of the strawberry.
  2. Line the straw up with the stem at the top of the strawberry and push through carefully from bottom to top.
  3. When the straw hits the base of the stem gives a harder push. The stem should easily and cleanly pop out.

It may take a few tries to perfect this technique. If you are still struggling then it is possible that the drinking straw is not rigid enough.

If strawberries play a major part of your babies diet then it is not a bad idea to invest in a purpose made strawberry huller.

A strawberry huller is one of the quickest and simplest ways to remove a strawberry stem. I am a huge fan of products that not only make your life easier but are also inexpensive. This fits the bill perfectly and many parents swear by it.

Strawberry Huller

Style:As pictured.Features:- Stainless steel claw.- Easy to use.- Cores similar foods.

Now that you are up to speed on preparing strawberries, let us look at some delicious baby food recipes for you to test your strawberry stemming skills on.

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1. Strawberry Baby Puree

A simple and easy Strawberry baby food recipe that requires no cooking. Just strawberries. Just delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries (washed, stems removed)

Directions:

  1. Slice strawberries in half and either mash or puree to your baby's favorite consistency. Yep. That simple.
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2. Tropical Strawberry Baby Sundae

A cool baby meal that is perfect for the warmer months.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries (washed, stems removed)
  • 1 ripe mango (peeled, seed removed)
  • 1 large banana (peeled)
  • 1 cup natural yogurt
  • (optional) Sprinkle with wheat germ

Directions:

  1. Combine fruits in a blender until desired consistency is reached.
  2. In a clear bowl add a layer of yoghurt then a layer of tropical strawberry puree and repeat until out of ingredients. Sprinkle wheat germ on the top layer.
  3. Serve cold.
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3. Roast Strawberry and Pear Puree

It's common knowledge that baked pears are delicious. Did you know baked strawberries are just as tasty? This is one baby puree your little one will love.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries (washed, stems removed, quartered)
  • 2 pears (seeds removed, thinly sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Line a baking tray with a sheet of baking paper and scatter pears around.
  3. Lay strawberries on top of pears and sprinkle cinnamon over all the fruit.
  4. Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes or until fruit is soft, tender and giving off a deliciously fruity scent.
  5. Puree in a blender or mash until your babes preferred food consistency is reached.
  6. Serve warm or cold. Keeps up to 3 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer.
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4. Strawbangocado

A sweet and tasty baby puree packed full of goodness courtesy of the wonder food, avocado.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries (washed, stems removed)
  • 1/2 cup mango (frozen if out of season)
  • 1/2 avocado (flesh only)

Directions:

  1. Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until a smooth and creamy consistency is reached.
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5. Strawberry Applesauce

A tasty applesauce with a strawberry twis

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries (washed, stems removed, chopped)
  • 4 large apples (peeled, cored, chopped - Avoid tart apples)
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Steam apples for 5 minutes or until soft and tender.
  2. Place apples and strawberries into blender and blend until a smooth consistency (add water from steaming if you need to thin the mixture)
  3. Sprinkle on cinnamon before serving, mix through if desired.
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6. Vanilla Strawberry Yoghurt Popsicle

A delicious summer treat for that hot and bothered baby.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries (washed, stems removed)
  • 1 cup natural yoghurt
  • 1 drop of vanilla extract
  • (Optional) 1/4 cup apple juice (makes sweeter popsicles)

Directions:

  1. Puree strawberries to a fine consistency before adding yoghurt and vanilla extract (and apple juice).
  2. Blend until smooth and pour into popsicle molds.
  3. Freeze overnight.
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7. Creamy Strawberries

Everyone knows strawberries and cream go amazing together. Everyone except your baby. Time to introduce your little one to a whole world of yum.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries (washed, stems removed)
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 drop of vanilla extract
  • (Optional) 1 tablespoon apple juice

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients and blend until a smooth consistency.
  2. Serve chilled, refrigerate before serving if needed.
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8. Strawberry Baby Compote

A delicious baby dish with a subtle strawberry flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup fresh strawberries (washed, stems removed)
  • 1 apricot (peeled, stone removed, quartered)
  • 1 pear (peeled, chopped)
  • 1/4 cup water (filtered)

Directions:

  1. Add water to the pan and bring to boil.
  2. Add fruit to the pan and reduce heat to a summer.
  3. Cook for 4 minutes or until fruit is soft and juices are flowing.
  4. Remove pan from heat and either mash or puree fruits in their juice.
  5. Serve with a side of porridge, rice cereal or yogurt.
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9. Strawberry and Cantaloupe

A fresh, tasty and simple baby puree.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cantaloupe (peeled, chopped)
  • 3/4 cup strawberries (stems removed, chopped)
  • (optional) 2 tablespoons of rice cereal

Directions:

  1. Either mash or puree cantaloupe and strawberries to your baby's favorite consistency.
  2. If desired, thicken with rice cereal.
  3. Serve as is or freeze for later.
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10. Apple Berry Blast

The tartness of berries offset by the sweetness of apples. Your baby will love it.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup strawberries (stems removed, chopped)
  • 1/4 cup blueberries (fresh if possible)
  • 1 apple (peeled, cored, diced)

Directions:

  1. Combine fruit in a saucepan and cook on low heat for 10 minute or until fruit is soft and tender and juices flow freely.
  2. Remove from heat and either mash or puree until your babies preferred consistency is reached.
  3. Serve as is or as a side with oatmeal, rice cereal or yogurt.
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Do you know any home made baby food recipes prominently featuring strawberries? If you have a recipe or modification you would love to share, leave it below.

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