Tasty Tidbit – Bananas

We love bananas.

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I think it’s fair to say

That we go bananas for bananas.

I know, I’m sorry…

But sometimes I feel like they turn brown so fast!

I learned a trick to keep them fresh longer!

When you get them home from the store separate them from each other!

And don’t store them in one big bunch!

Trust me!

Try it!

Goin’ Bananas

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Serves: 1-2  Prep time: 2 minutes  Cook time: 0 minutes

Make sure you banana is ripe.fruits breakfasts    Goin’ Bananas Peel it and break to desired length.  Grab a fork and begin to mash it.

For the new to food crew (i.e. 5-6 months) mash this up very very well.  You can blend with formula or breast milk, fruits breakfasts    Goin’ Bananascombine it with rice cereal, or just serve it up plain.

fruits breakfasts    Goin’ Bananas Beginning at around 7 months you can add some texture to the bananas by stirring it in with some smooth yogurt or cottage cheese.  Most babies really enjoy the taste of both of these and will delight in being able to stick their hands in and play with their food (very important for baby’s development!)  fruits breakfasts    Goin’ Bananas

Around 9 months begin adding in bigger chunks of soft banana for your baby to pick up and chew on.  This is when babies begin to master their ability to grasp food between their thumbs and forefinger.  Be sure to give them lots of opportunity to get messy and play with their food.  Put the food directly onto their high chair tray in small batches.

fruits breakfasts    Goin’ Bananas By 10 – 11 months self feeding will be in full swing.  If you can actually get your child to let you feed them, well – you’ll be having much more luck than I ever did!  Cheerios are a wonderful addition to this recipe to make it a substantial breakfast for your little one and will satisfy the desire to self feed.

Thank goodness for bananas!

I’m a Hungry Caterpillar

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Serves: 4                        Prep time: 5 minutes                        Cook time: 0 minutes

1 sleeve Ritz Crackers

1                                   banana

½ c                                    peanut butter

½ c                                    strawberry jelly

8 raisins

Slice the bananas into ½ inch slices. Place the Ritz crackers on a plate winding them in the shape of a caterpillar.  Spread every other slice with peanut butter. healthy snacks for kids recipes for kids memoirs from mommyville kid favorite recipes crafts    I’m a Hungry Caterpillar Spread the remaining slices with jelly.  Top with banana as desired. Use 2 raisins at the front of each caterpillar for eyes.  Grab the book and it’s snack time!

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