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Summer Producer: Delicious for EVERYONE

Jun 26, 2021 11:37AM ● By The Hood Magazine

There are many sights, smells, and tastes that are nostalgic to summer, including all the fresh produce! Whether you are picking it out of your backyard garden, grabbing it from your local farmer's market, or buying from a store, your baby is sure to appreciate incorporating these yummy flavors into their diet! 

For our littlest table food eaters that are still on purees, take advantage of this season! Grab those fresh pears, peaches, beans, and peas. After a simple steam and blend, you have homemade baby food. 

If your little one is ready for chewing, the possibilities are endless this summer. Here are some of our baby and toddler summer favorites! 

  • Melons, melons, and more melons. What’s summer without a juicy, cold piece of watermelon. Try cutting in rectangular strips so those little fingers can have something to hold on to! Melons have a lot of water content, so not only are they delicious and refreshing, but they are also great for hydration! 

  • Cucumbers make for a great snack! Plus, letting your little one gnaw on a cooled cucumber slice makes a great teether for those sore gums! 

  • Berries! Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and more. They are yummy, sweet, and full of flavor. Berries have a ton of antioxidants and Vitamin C to keep those immune systems happy.  

  • Peaches and pears are a summer must have. There is nothing quite as delicious as a sweet peach. While fruit can help with constipation, peaches and pears are at the top of the list! If your child is having a little trouble going to the bathroom, reach for a fresh peach! 

As a fun bonus, you can keep snack time exciting and interesting by cutting your fruits and vegetables into all different shapes and sizes! 

This summer, you cannot go wrong introducing some fresh fruits and vegetables into your baby’s snack and mealtime. All the fresh flavors and textures are sure to ignite your baby's senses and taste buds!