We love cantaloupes – they’re a terrific source of vitamins A and C, with a gorgeous colour that just screams ‘healthy!’ Just as importantly, babies love them because they’re deliciously sweet – making them perfectly suitable for this easy-to-prepare Valentine’s Day treat!
The texture of a ripe cantaloupe (also known as rockmelon) makes it perfect for a little creative cutting, but it is also very easy for babies to mash with their gums. This recipe is ideal for babies who have been introduced to finger foods or are enjoying baby led weaning – it’s very easy to eat, with absolutely no teeth required! (You could, of course, puree these yummy ingredients together for younger babies).
To Make Cantaloupe and Blueberry Hearts You Will Need…
1 wedge of ripe cantaloupe, peeled, with seeds removed
1 tbsp natural yogurt
a few blueberries (we used frozen blueberries, thawed)
Preparation is as easy as can be!
Just take a wedge of peeled cantaloupe and cut it into one inch slices (they will look like little triangles).
Using a sharp knife, carefully cut a heart shaped hollow into a flat side of each triangle.
Puree the blueberries, then stir them into the natural yogurt. The mixture is reasonably tart, but contrasts beautifully with the sweetness of the melon. If you’re concerned that the mixture may be TOO tart for baby, add a little pureed banana to the yogurt for extra sweetness.
Carefully spoon the yogurt mixture into your heart shaped hollows and serve at once!
Sweet, creamy, delicious and the perfect way to show your little one just how much you love him or her!