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Strawberry for Babies: 10 Easy Ways

Learn how to prepare strawberries for baby in 10 delicious and easy ways! As yummy superfoods, strawberries are a great first food for babies 4-6 months and up.
Course: baby food
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Roasted Strawberry Puree

  • 2 cups strawberries, stems removed and chopped
  • 1 pinch cinnamon (optional)

Simmered Strawberry Puree

  • 2 cups strawberries, stems removed, chopped (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice (optional)

Beaba Babycook Strawberry Puree

  • 2 cups strawberries, stems removed, chopped (fresh or frozen)
  • water

2-Minute Strawberry Puree

  • 2 cups strawberries, stems removed, chopped (fresh or frozen)

Baby-Led Weaning/Finger Food Stage

  • 1-2 strawberries, stems removed

Strawberry Oatmeal

Mashed Strawberry, Carrots & Beans

  • 1 strawberry, stems removed, chopped (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 tbsp white beans, canned or pre-cooked
  • 1 tbsp steamed carrots, roughly chopped

Strawberry & Yogurt

  • 1 strawberry, stem removed and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp plain whole milk yogurt

Instructions

Roasted Strawberry Puree

  • Preheat oven to 425° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the strawberries on the baking sheet and sprinkle on cinnamon. Bake for 20 minutes or until soft and bursting with juices.
    Baking sheet with fresh chopped strawberries and a small bowl of cinnamon.
  • Let cool slightly and then transfer the strawberries to a blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes until smooth.
    Hand holding a pink spoon with strawberry puree in it that is hovering over a bowl of strawberry puree.

Simmered Strawberry Puree

  • Place the strawberries, water, and lemon juice into a small saucepan and heat over medium-low heat for 10-12 minutes or until soft and broken down.
    Sauce pan with simmered strawberries.
  • Let cool slightly and then transfer the strawberries to a blender or food processor and puree for 1-2 minutes until smooth.
    Teal plate with grey bowl with strawberry puree.

Beaba Babycook Strawberry Puree

  • Fill the tank reservoir to level 1 with water. Add the strawberries to the stainless steel basket and place the basket into the glass jar. Place the lid on top and close. Push the steam button.
    Beaba Babycook with chopped strawberries.
  • Once complete, remove the lid and let cool slightly. Take the stainless steel basket out of it and then pour any excess water into a measuring cup; reserve. Next, pour the strawberries into the glass jar, close the lid, and push and hold the blend button until the strawberries are smooth, adding in any reserved strawberry water if needed.
    Beaba babycook with pureed strawberries.

2-Minute Strawberry Puree

  • Place the chopped strawberries into a blender and puree for 1-2 minutes or until smooth.
    Small blender with pureed strawberries.
  • If there are too many seeds, pour the puree through a fine mesh colander into another bowl. The puree will thicken as it cools in the fridge or freezer.
    Handing holding a fine mesh sleeve that is straining the seeds from the strawberries.

Baby-Led Weaning/Finger Food Stage

  • Serve to baby whole, sliced, quartered or chopped depending on your baby's age (see graph)
    Blue baby with 4 different ways to cut a strawberry for baby led weaning.

Strawberry Oatmeal

  • In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add in oats, strawberries, and cinnamon. Cook for 10 minutes or until the oats are cooked, and most of the water is gone. Using a hand mixer or blender, puree the oats to your desired consistency - smooth, slightly chunky, or chunky. If serving for baby-led weaning, dollop a few 2-inch circles of oatmeal on a plate and place it in the fridge. Once cooled, the oatmeal will be easier for your baby to pick up and self-feed.
    Blue plate with gray bowl with a strawberry oatmeal.

Mashed Strawberry, Carrots & Beans

  • Place the strawberry, carrots, and beans onto a cutting board. Using the back of a fork, mash the ingredients together into a chunky puree.
    Cutting board with strawberries, beans and carrots.
  • Spread the chunky puree onto a 1-3 inch piece of toast, load it onto a gootensil, place on a plate for your baby to eat with their hands, or spoon feed it to your baby.
    Hand holding a piece of toast with mashed strawberries, beans and carrots.

Strawberry & Yogurt

  • Place the strawberry on a cutting board or in a small bowl. Add in the yogurt and stir until incorporated. Serve to your baby with a gootensil, place on a plate for baby to eat with their own hands, or spoon feed it to your baby.
    Hand holding a baby spoon that is loaded with yogurt and strawberries.

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Notes

Age: 4-6+ months for puree, 6+ months for baby-led weaning. 
Storage: you can store the purees in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for 4 months. You can store the finger foods in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
Yield: the purees will yield you roughly 6-8 ounces of puree, while the finger foods will give you 1-2 servings. 
Notes on Frozen Strawberries: if you are using frozen strawberries, make sure you thaw and drain any excess liquid before using them.