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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.

APPLE, GUAVA AND YOGHURT POPS

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!  

Ingredients

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

Method

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  

CHEESY VEG BALLS

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. 

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

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. 

SQUISH CHOCOLATE BROWNIES

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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

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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