Spring is coming, which means a whole new batch of ripe fruits for the season. Here are a few of the best Spring fruit for your kids.
Apples: There’s no way you can go wrong with apples; they’re full of vitamins. Whether your child likes sweet or sour, the many different types of apples can satisfy your child’s preferences. Granny Smith, a sour and bright green apple, and Pink Lady, a combination of a soft pink and light green colour with a sweeter flavour, are the two most sought after types of apples in Australia. Slicing the apple into small, bite-size portions is a good way of presenting the apple to your child as its smaller size is easier for them to eat.
Berries: There are many different types of berries – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and a new common favourite, acai berries. All of these berries can be used to make smoothies which are easy to drink, especially for young children. They are also a good source of Vitamin K and are a good snack for lunchboxes.
Oranges & Mandarins: These two citrus fruits are a great source of Vitamin C. Mandarins can be a fun fruit to eat as they are very hands-on and require pulling apart to be eaten. Oranges are also great as a frozen snack on the warmer days in Spring, providing a nice, citrus chill. Kids love to play with orange peels as a face too, meaning you can easily make a fun situation out of something they once said no to doing.
Peaches & Pears: Peaches are a good alternative to apples if your child hasn’t yet got all of their teeth. Peaches are softer to eat and are equally as sweet as most apples. Pears are also a good alternative as they are softer and have a similar flavour. They provide a good source of Vitamin C and K.
All of these Spring fruits are great, easy snacks for children. You might like to mix and match some of these or use them all in one big fruit salad for an abundance of flavour and nutrition.