I love strawberries. Strawberries are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. They are an excellent source of vitamin C and contains tons of antioxidants. One cup of strawberries can provide copper, potassium, biotin, phosphorus,magnesium, vitamin B6, and omega-3 fatty acids. Strawberries are a very good source of dietary fiber, iodine, and folate. You should introduce strawberries around 12 months. Strawberries are known to be one of the many foods that people are allergic to, so if you are allergic to strawberries there is a high chance your baby maybe as well. If you are allergic to strawberries, it is recommended that you want longer and talk to your pediatrician.
How to Pick Strawberries
Strawberries are one of the “dirty dozen” foods that are most highly contaminated with pesticides, according to the EWG. It is recommended that you purchase organic strawberries as they are grown with far less chemicals. Choose strawberries without bruising, soft spots or cuts and and used within a few days.
How to Store Strawberries
If you are planning to use them the day you purchase, they can be stored at room temperature. Otherwise, remove from their container and place in paper towel lined container in a single layer if possible. Place container in the crisper.
Strawberries as a Finger Food
Hull and cut strawberries into small pieces.
Simple Strawberry Baby Food
- Take a hand full of strawberries and puree in a food processor or blender until smooth.
- Add water for desired consistency.
Tip: Freeze the remainder of the puree in an ice cube tray. Freeze leftovers for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in your refrigerator.
1 mango ((Peel, de- seed and cut)
1 cup fresh strawberries (washed and hulled)
1 container plain whole milk yogurt
- Puree mango and strawberries in food processor or blender until smooth.
- Mix purees with yogurt.