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Yummy fruit and veggie-based party treats

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Planning a birthday party for your little one is special – it’s a chance to gather family and friends to celebrate their important milestone. Add these fruit and veggie filled snacks to the birthday spread – your little guests will love them.


These refreshing treats are perfect for a summer party. All you need is Squish 100% Pressed Fruit Juice and Squish 100% Fruit Puree. Squish juices are pressed from 100% fruit and veg, and are preservative free, making them the smart choice for your little one – and their friends!  


  • 65 ml (¼ C) Squish 100% Pressed Apple Juice
  • 110 ml Squish 100% Apple, Guava + Yoghurt Puree


Mix together the juice and puree until well blended. Pour the mixture into popsicle moulds.

Freeze until firm.

TIP: For variety, try this combo – Squish 100% Pressed Summer Berries Juice and Squish 100% Banana + Strawberry Puree  


These moreish snacks are packed with veg – make sure you double the recipe, because the grownups will love them too. You can use any Squish 100% Veg Puree in the recipe – or make up the amount mixing the various Squish purees you have left in the fridge. Squish 100% Fruit and Veg Purees are free from nasties like preservatives, colourants and flavourants – plus they have no added sugar – making them the smart choice for parents. 


  • 1 cup cheese 
  • 1 Squish 100% Veg Puree of choice, the Mixed Veg one works really well
  • ¼ small onion, finely grated
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs (simply put several slices of bread into your processor and blitz)
  • ½ cup wholewheat flour
  • 2-3 large courgettes, finely grated
  • 2 large carrots, finely grated
  • ½ clove garlic, grated
  • 2 tablespoons olive or coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs


Combine all the ingredients and leave to rest for 20 minutes. Roll into small balls. Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake in a preheated oven at 180 °C for 20-25 minutes. You can make a quick dip by combining smooth cottage cheese and Squish 100% Veg Puree

TIP: These can be cooked in an air-fryer – they’ll need 8 minutes. 


Here’s a fun idea for an easy birthday ‘cake’: create a tower of brownies, dust with icing sugar and edible glitter, then pop a candle on top!


  • ½ cup melted coconut oil
  • ¾ cup wholewheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup of granulated sugar (You could also use honey or maple syrup)
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 Squish 100% Fruit Puree of your choice
  • 2 large courgettes, finely grated
  • chocolate chips


Mix the eggs, vanilla essence and puree. Add the melted oil (at room temp) then mix in your sugar or honey. Add the grated courgettes. Give the mixture a good stir before adding the flour, cocoa and baking powder. Mix well then spread into a baking pan lined with baking paper. Sprinkle with choc chips before placing into a preheated oven. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 180 °C. Less is usually best!

TIP: No courgettes? Use grated carrot instead. 

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  • Mahudi Mabote September 28, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Definitely going to try these recipes on the first birthday of my little girl😍


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