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Learn how to prepare cantaloupe for baby with these 8 delicious and easy ways! You can serve watermelon to babies 6 months and up.

Ingredients 

Basic Cantaloupe Puree

  • 2 cups cantaloupe, peeled, deseeded and roughly chopped

Cantaloupe Banana Yogurt Puree

  • 1 cup cantaloupe, peeled, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 2 medium bananas, ripe
  • 1/2 cup plain whole milk yogurt

Cantaloupe Cauliflower Mint Puree

  • 1 cup cantaloupe, peeled, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 2 cups cauliflower
  • 2 mint leaves

Chunky Cantaloupe Tofu and Mint

  • 1/4 cup cantaloupe chunks
  • 1/4 cup sprouted tofu
  • 2 mint leaves, finely chopped

Cantaloupe for Self Feeding

  • 1 slice cantaloupe

Canaloupe Lemon Baby Popsicles

  • 2 cups cantaloupe
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2-3 tbsp agave nectar or maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 cup strawberries (Optional)

Cantaloupe Smoothie

  • 1 cup cantaloupe
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 1 medium banana, preferable frozen
  • 1/4 cup frozen caulilfower florets or califlower rice
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 2-3 tbsp honey (over 1 year), maple syrup or agave nectar (optiona)
  • 3/4 cup milk, regular, almond, soy, cashew, oat, etc.

Instructions 

Basic Cantaloupe Puree

  • Place the cantaloupe into a blender.
    A clear blender with chunks of cantaloupe against a white background.
  • Puree on medium speed for 10-20 seconds or until smooth.
    A clear blender with puréed cantelope against a white background.
  • Serve and enjoy!
    A pink baby bowl with puréed cantaloupe with a spoon resting on top with purée inside.

Cantaloupe Banana Yogurt Puree

  • Place the banana, cantaloupe and yogurt into a blender.
    A clear blender with cantaloupe, yogurt and bananas.
  • Puree for 30-60 seconds or until smooth.
    A clear blender with puréed cantaloupe, yogurt and bananas.
  • Serve and enjoy!
    A teal baby bowl with a hand holding a baby spoon stirring a cantaloupe, yogurt and banana purée.

Cantaloupe Cauliflower Mint Puree

  • In a medium saucepan, bring 2″ of water to a boil over medium heat. Place the cauliflower into a steamer basket, cover and cook for 9-11 minutes or until tender. Reserve steamer water. Let cool slightly.
  • Place the cauliflower, cantaloupe and mint into a blender and puree for 1-2 minutes on medium-high or until smooth.
  • Serve and enjoy!
    A gray baby bowl with puréed cauliflower, cantaloupe in minutes.

Chunky Cantaloupe Tofu and Mint

  • Place cantaloupe and tofu on a cutting board and finely chop into very small pieces.
    It's small wooden cutting board with chunks of cantaloupe, two leaves of mint and cubes of tofu.
  • Transfer the cantaloupe and tofu to a small bowl and add in mint, mix until incorporated.
    A blue baby bowl with chunks of cantaloupe and tofu with ribbons of mint.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Cantaloupe for Self Feeding

  • Serve to your baby in thick sticks, chopped, as a wedge, on the rind, or in small sticks depending on your baby's age (see graph).

Cantaloupe Lemon Popsicle

  • Place the cantaloupe, yogurt, lemon juice, sweetener (if using), and the strawberries (if using) into a blender and blend on medium-high speed puree the cantaloupe mixture for 1-2 minutes or until the mixture is completely smooth.
    A clear blender with cantaloupe yogurt and lemon juice.
  • Using your favorite popsicle mold, pour the cantaloupe mixture into the molds until the fill line. Place in the popsicle sticks.
    A purple popsicle tray with cantaloupe and strawberry popsicles for kids with colorful popsicle sticks on the side against a white background.
  • Place the popsicle mold into the freezer and let freeze for at least 5 hours but preferably overnight. Once frozen, take a popsicle out of the freezer and take out of the mold. Eat and enjoy.
    A teal kids played against a white background with colorful popsicle sticks and cantaloupe and strawberries cantaloupe popsicles scattered about.

Creamy Cantaloupe Smoothie

  • In a blender add in the cantaloupe, mango, banana, cauliflower, chia seeds, honey (over 1 year) and milk. Turn the blender on and blend for 1-2 minutes or until completely smooth.
    A clear blender with chunks of frozen fruit Chia seeds and milk in it ready for cantaloupe smoothie.
  • Once blended, pour into a small cup with a lid and serve.
    A hand holding a pink smoothie cup with cantaloupe smoothie inside and a yellow straw against the way background.

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. 
 

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