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 1 + 2

By combining cantaloupe with blueberries, you can introduce new flavors to your baby in a simple dish that is packed with nutrients and anti-oxidants.

  • 1/2 cup diced cantaloupe
  • 1/2 cup blueberries

Puree each separately. Fill bowl half with cantaloupe (consider the bowl a clock and the half mark is 12 and 6), the other half is the blueberry puree. Now using a spoon swirl the blueberry puree into the cantaloupe for a fun design, it gives baby a taste of both while leaving part of the puree as a single flavor.
You can also try substituting the blueberry with:

Recipe Yields: 2 Servings

Store the remaining puree in the freezer storage pods to use later. You can store the fruit purees separately or mix together and then freeze.

Storage Time: 3 months in the freezer

Cantaloupe is an excellent source of vitamin and A & C.

Stage 3

This easy yogurt parfait is a snack family members of all ages will enjoy.

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (plain)
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup strawberries
  • 1/4 cup peaches, chopped

Use Greek yogurt as the base in your bowl and layer in the fruits that you would like to use. Frozen fruit can be used if fresh isn’t an option.  To serve younger children, mash the fruit to the proper consistency and then layer with the yogurt.

Recipe Yields: 2 Servings

Storage Time: 2 days in the refrigerator

Yogurt is a great source of vitamins B and D.

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.


Baby eating frozen fruit cup

Cooking with Cat: Oh-So-Fun Frozen Fruit Cups

A perfect snack for your toddler on the go.

I was really excited to try this recipe, because I knew this would be a cool way to serve fruit in an oh-so-fun way. This is a great recipe for using fresh seasonal fruit, but if that is not available, you can use frozen or canned fruit as well. Just look for fruit in juice instead of heavy or light syrup. These fruit cups are easy to make and help to provide vitamins and necessary nutrients to promote healthy growth for your child. Check out the Nutrient Chart for an overview of essential vitamins and minerals your baby needs.

Here is what you will need to make the Oh-So-Fun Frozen Fruit Cups:

3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 can 13.5 oz crushed pineapple (do not drain)
1 can or 2 1/2 apricots, cut up (do not drain)
1 cup of pureed blueberries
1 can 6 oz. frozen orange juice (use apple juice for children under 12 months)

Puree blueberries.

Note* Measure 1 cup of blueberries and add water as needed for the puree.

Cut apricots.
Note* If apricots are in season, use fresh. If not, canned works too!

Pour apricots into bowl with crushed pineapple.

Mash bananas.

Pour mashed banana into bowl with pineapple and apricots.

Pour blueberry puree into fruit mixture.

Pour in orange juice.
*Note I made one can of frozen orange juice and used half of the orange juice. Make sure to read the label on the juice and avoid any thing that contains high fructose corn syrup.

Mix all ingredients together.

Pour into Freezer Storage cups or muffin liners. Place in freezer overnight.

Note* For multiple servings, you can  freeze in any airtight container. If you are using muffin liners, make sure to cover them.

Baby eating frozen fruit cup

To serve, remove from freezer and allow to thaw until the fruit is in a slush form and enjoy.

Stage 5

  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 can 13.5oz crushed pineapple (do not drain)
  • 1 can or 2 ½ apricots, cut up (do not drain)
  • 1 cup of pureed blueberries
  • 1 can 6 oz. frozen orange juice ( use apple juice for children under 12 months)

Mix all ingredients and pour into Food Storage Pods or muffin liners. Place in freezer overnight.

Makes approximately 5 Frozen Fruit Cups