Summer is such a fantastic time of year for family and food alike, but amongst all that fun, the time is gone before you know it. It’s rolling to a halt once again, but don’t put the summer recipes away just yet! Blueberries, strawberries, and a multitude of in-season produce still sits fresh on the shelves waiting for tummies.
I’ve made a list of delicious, healthy summer recipes to give the season a final nudge. They are all baby led weaning approved with ingredients that are easy to find. You won’t have to go on a produce hunt, and you’re whole family will enjoy each and every one. Most of these are happy to be frozen, as well, so you can enjoy your fresh summer fruits and veggies well after the leaves begin to fall.
Grab your picnic basket and beach towels, put your hands together, and let’s give summer one last hurrah!
Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwich
Summer is not summer without ice cream sandwiches! These Yummy Scrummy Ice Cream Sambos will hit the spot on a hot day, and they’re 100% fruit sweetened, so no need to worry about refined sugar. Strawberries and bananas are still well in season, giving baby a nutritious boost of antioxidants, manganese, potassium, and fiber. Of course, these freeze like a dream — because they’re “ice cream” — but once the family has a taste, you may as well pack the freezer wrap away. They disappear fast!
See the Recipe Here: Yummy Scrummy Ice Cream Sambos
Pea & Sweetcorn Fritters
If you’re after a veggie-loaded summer recipe, these Pea & Sweetcorn Fritters are delightfully savoury and bursting with nutrition. They’re just the right size for teeny hands, but big ones will have no problem taking them on. 🙂 This is one of my favorite tea-time snacks, as peas are a plentiful source of protein and fiber, and corn adds just the right level of sweetness to please toddler taste buds. Every ingredient is one you probably keep in your kitchen at all times and they’re easy to freeze.
See the Recipe Here: Pea & Sweetcorn Fritters
Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Jam (Refined Sugar Free)
Rhubarb is a goner once summer ends, so any chance to store it is absolutely golden. This finger-licking jam recipe pairs rhubarb with strawberries, using just a touch of maple syrup to balance out the tart. It’s also pectin-free and contains no unnatural preservatives, only omega-3 rich chia seeds as a thickening agent and lemon juice to keep it fresh. Spread it on a piece of toast or spoon it over a stack of pancakes—anyway you serve it, you and baby will both beg for more!
See the Recipe Here: Strawberry Rhubarb Chia Jam (Refined Sugar Free)
Healthy Kids Watermelon Fruit Pizza
Some of the best family memories belong to summertime, so activities involving the whole household are precious this time of year. This summer recipe puts a refreshing twist on classic pizza and is simple enough to let your toddlers whip together (with help, of course)! Sweet seasonal fruits with yogurt and homemade chocolate sauce create a pizza that will go down in history! Plus, you can rest easy while your tot is learning healthy habits and explores her inner chef.
See the Recipe Here: Healthy Kids Watermelon Fruit Pizza
Vegetable Savoury Muffins
You know we love muffins here at Baby Led Feeding, and these are no exception! This versatile summer recipe is packed full of grated zucchini and carrots with a helping of peas and corn, all of which are easily substituted for veggies your little ones enjoy. Creamy Greek yogurt and cheddar cheese provide heaps of bone-healthy calcium, and the batter works well gluten-free. The bonus is they freeze beautifully for up to three months if wrapped well. Here’s to popping Summer in the freezer for an easy mid-November snack!
See the Recipe Here: Vegetable Savoury Muffins
You don’t have to stop here! Take a look at our Baby Led Feeding Summer Produce Guide before you head to the supermarket, and be sure to have one last taste of everything the season has to offer.