What's in Season: Our Favorite Spring Fruit and Veggies


As the air gets a little warmer and the days a little longer, there’s no better time to introduce your little ones to the bold, bright flavors of spring. Whether you have a 6-month-old baby or a rambunctious toddler running around, here are creative ways to transform six seasonal fruits and veggies into delicious spring delights!

Note: Please ensure that these snacks are appropriate for your child's age and dietary needs. Be mindful of food size and texture, cutting them into age-appropriate pieces when necessary to minimize choking hazards. Always supervise your child while they eat. Learn more about choking hazards here.

6 Spring Fruits & Veggies and Baby- & Kid-Friendly Ways to Serve Them

1. Strawberries

Juicy, sweet, and packed with vitamin C, strawberries are the perfect springtime fruit.

Baby-Friendly Idea: 

Strawberry, Squash, Coconut & Vanilla Baby Fruit & Veggie Blend: This delightful blend combines strawberries, butternut squash, and coconut milk for a tasty, organic meal or snack, suitable for ages 6+ months.

Kid-Friendly Idea:

Strawberry Parfait: Create a strawberry parfait by layering fresh strawberries with yogurt and granola. It's a colorful and healthy snack that kids adore. Here's our dairy-free version, using our Coconut Milk Yogurt Alternative pouches.

2. Blueberries

Tiny but mighty, blueberries are rich in antioxidants and provide many essential nutrients.

Baby-Friendly Idea:

Mixed Berry Crumble: Hearty oatmeal meets bright and bountiful berries in this ready-to-cook Oatmeal & Fruit Meal.

Kid-Friendly Idea:

Blueberry Overnight Oats: Grab-and-go overnight oats with juicy blueberries make for a breakfast win or a perfect anytime snack. 

3. Asparagus

Fresh and earthy, asparagus is a spring vegetable, packed with vitamins and fiber.

Baby-Friendly Idea:

Asparagus & Potato Mash: Steam your asparagus and potatoes and purée in a food processor until smooth for nutrient-packed baby food.

Kid-Friendly Idea:

Asparagus Fries: Roast or air-fry asparagus spears with a touch of olive oil and parmesan cheese for a delicious and nutritious side dish that kids will devour.

4. Peas

Peas are sweet, green, and a great source of vitamins C and E, zinc, and other antioxidants.

Baby-Friendly Idea:

Peas Pass the Greens Plant-Rich Meal: You'll be green with envy from your little one's plate full of peas, zucchini, and basil with flax seeds and silky avocado oil, adding fat to the mix! Purée or mash for the new eaters.

Kid-Friendly Idea:

Pea Pesto Pasta: Make a vibrant and nutritious pesto sauce using peas, garlic, nuts, parmesan cheese, and olive oil. Toss it with your choice of pasta for a tasty springtime dish.

5. Spinach

Leafy and nutrient-rich, spinach is versatile, lending itself to sweet and savory dishes.

Baby-Friendly Idea:

Pear-y Blueberry & Spinach Smart Blend: Recommended for 12+ months, our Smart Blends contain Omega-3s and choline—ingredients known to support brain health.

Kid-Friendly Idea:

Banana & Spinach Smoothie: Blend fresh spinach with banana, yogurt, and honey for a refreshing and yummy green smoothie that kids will love.

6. Carrots

Sweet and colorful, carrots are a spring vegetable with lots of nutritional benefits.

Baby-Friendly Idea:

Mango, Coconut & Carrot Baby Fruit & Veggie Blend: A juicy mango blend with vitamin A-packed carrot, tropical coconut, and zesty turmeric.

Kid-Friendly Idea:

Carrot Sticks with Hummus: Serve carrot sticks with a side of hummus for a healthy and satisfying snack your littles will adore.

Remember to incorporate nutritious spring produce into your child's diet to ensure they're getting the best of what the season has to offer. Happy spring eating!