Stage 3

This nutrient packed smoothie is the perfect combination of fruits for a filling snack or sweet treat.

  • 8 oz chilled cranberry juice
  • 6 whole strawberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/8 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 whole banana
  • 1/2 cup ice

Combine all ingredients into a blender. Serve immediately.

Recipe Yields: 2 Servings

Best if served immediately.


Stage 4 + 5

Hudson Valley Sweet Potato Casserole
  • 4 oz butter
  • 2 lbs peeled diced sweet potatoes, boiled
  • 2 red apples peeled, cored and diced
  • 2 bananas peeled, diced
  • 4 oz orange juice
  • 4 oz half and half
  • 1/2 cup pecans toasted, chopped (optional)

In large pot melt butter, add potatoes, apples, and banana and sauté lightly. Add orange juice and reduce, add cream and simmer, stirring occasionally until apples and bananas are soft enough to mash. Use a potato masher or electric immersion blender, whip or paddle to puree. Garnish with pecans.

Recipe Yields: 9 Servings

Storage Time: 3 days in the refrigerator

Stage 5

These apricot bites make a sweet and nutrient-packed snack!

  • 1 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/3 cup dates, chopped
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp almond butter, unsalted
  • 1 banana, mashed

Remove the pit from the dates. Using a food processor, finely chop the dried apricots and dates. Add oats, almond butter and smashed banana. Add salt to taste, if desired. Mix all of the ingredients together and form into a dough. Roll into bite size pieces. You can serve them right away, or refrigerate for 45 minutes to firm before serving.

Recipe Yields: 16 Servings

Store in the refrigerator or in the freezer.

Storage Time: 5 days in the refrigerator

Stage 4

These easy, home-baked breakfast bars are packed with tons of energy and nutrients to help get each day off to a great start for your little guy or girl.

  • 2 whole bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (optional)
  • 3 tbsp honey*
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease the bottom of a 9×13 inch pan.

Combine bananas, applesauce, pumpkin, orange juice, brown sugar and honey. In a seperate bowl, combine flour, oats, pumpkin pie spice and baking soda. Stir dry ingredient mixture into the pumpkin banana mixture. Thouroughly mix the batter and spread into greased pan.

Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until bars are set and just slightly crisp on top.

Yields 16 servings.

Store in an airtight container in the pantry for up to 7 days.

Note* The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends waiting to offer honey to children until after their first birthday.

Stage 4

Frozen banana gives this pumpkin smoothie a thick and satisfying texture.

  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 1/3 cup mango puree
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 whole banana, sliced and frozen

Combine yogurt, pumpkin, mange puree, maple syrup, cinnamon, banana and ice cubes. Mix in blender until smooth. Serve immediately. Add grated nutmeg on top if you would like. Also, if you do not have mango, you can replace with orange juice.

Recipe Yields: 4 Servings

Storage Time: 3 months in the freezer

This smoothie is a great source of potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C.

Stage 4

This recipe is easy to make and offers dietary fiber to aid in digestion, as well as other nutrients to help boost your child’s immune system.

  • 1/2 sliced banana
  • 1/4 cup blueberries

Peel banana and wash blueberries. Mix and smash  fruit with the Make-A-Smash™ Food Masher.

Recipe Yields: 1 Servings

Storage Time: 3 months in the freezer

Bananas and blueberries are a potent source of potassium and magnesium which help absorb nutrients.

Stage 4 + 5

This smoothie recipe is a fun and nutritious snack.

  • 3 strawberries
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 mango
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup ice

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Recipe Yields: 3 Servings

It’s best to make the exact amount that you are going to use, but you can freeze to store if needed.

Storage Time: 3 months in the freezer

Stage 5

This is a fun and nutritious snack for your toddler. This recipe is great for when you’re on the go.

  • 1 whole wheat tortilla
  • 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 slice banana

Blend peanut butter, yogurt and honey in a small bowl. Spread the peanut butter mixture onto the tortilla and layer with thin banana slices. Roll tortilla into a tight roll-up and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or until firm enough to slice. Cut roll into 1 inch slices and serve.

Recipe Yields: 1 Servings

This recipe is best when served right away, but it can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for one day.

Storage Time: 1 days in the refrigerator

Monkey Bites offer a great source of vitamins, potassium and protein.

Stage 1 + 2

  • 1/4  honeydew melon, chopped
  • 1  banana

Combine 1/4 of a honeydew melon chopped and one ripe banana peeled and sliced. Mix with immersion blender to the appropriate consistency for your baby.

Recipe Yields: 4 Servings

Storage Time: 3 months in the freezer

This recipe offers Vitamin C and Potassium which are necessary nutrients for your child’s growth.

Stage 3

½  Banana (sliced)
½ cup Carrot Juice
½  cup Plain Yogurt
¼ cup apple sauce

Blend all ingredients with immersion blender until smooth. Add juice or milk  to reach the desired consistency.