Vibrant, sweet, and juicy…it’s no surprise that the strawberry is the most popular berry in the world. I sometimes consider them to be the bacon of the fruit world (hear me out on this!). Just as bacon compliments almost any other meat, strawberries pair will with most other fruits and…well just about anything (Please note that the strawberry-bacon relationship ends there)! Strawberries are the perfect addition to salads, smoothies, cakes, desserts and sauces! When pureed for babies, it makes a vibrant, appetizing snack!
I’m not sure that any fruit says ‘summer’ quite like cherries. I remember being a kid and stopping at the roadside cherry stands on route to our favourite camping destinations. Nothing cooled you down (or quieted the kids) quite like a bag of fresh, organic, juicy cherries. Never mind the red juice smeared on smiling faces! Cherries are a delightful treat that truly are a seasonal joy.
I try to approach every fruit that we cover in our blogs without bias or favouritism. Each fruit has its own range of health benefits to offer and something to celebrate. That said, I am only human and despite my best efforts…I have a favourite. And so I must embrace my failure to be impartial and toot the blueberry horn.
I try to approach every fruit that we cover in our blogs without bias or favouritism. Each fruit has its own range of health benefits to offer and something to celebrate. That said, I am only human and despite my best efforts…I have a favourite. And so I must embrace my failure to be impartial and toot the blueberry horn. Not only do they have a flavour that perfectly balances sweet, tart, and tangy, but blueberries are also nutritional stars.
Fennel is the poster child for making use of all of your resources. Virtually every part of this veggie can be consumed! From bulb to stalk, leaves to seeds, even the oil can be extracted and used! With a crisp crunch akin to celery and a surprising flavour reminiscent of liquorice, fennel is a quirky vegetable that can elevate a simple dish to genuine gourmet.
These wonderful little veggies are a fantastic way to introduce greens to your baby since they are packed with nutrition and have a naturally sweet flavour making them more pleasant to eat. The tiny pea is an explosion of nutrition, taste, and versatility, making it the perfect weapon to arm yourself with in the battle to keep your family eating healthy.
Poor Humpty Dumpty. Things didn’t end so well for him, did they? I’m not entirely sure why the star of this famous children’s rhyme is almost always portrayed as an egg. I guess we assume he had to be rather fragile if the entire medical staff of the kingdom (and their equine counterparts) couldn’t save him.
The news is somewhat better for eggs today. While they’re still highly breakable, their reputation as a healthy food source for babies and adults alike is growing.
It's convenient, it's tasty and it's really good for your baby. Why wouldn't you choose that?
Patsy, Jeff and baby Tenzin