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What's In Season - August

What's In Season - August

Summer provides some of my all-time favourite fruits and veggies when they're at their most prime and delicious! August is a great time to take advantage of yummy produce such as berries and peppers, as summer comes to an end in Ireland/the UK!

I have put together a list of fruits and vegetables that are in season in August here and some amazing recipes to use them in that I know you'll just love 😍

  1. Cauliflower 🌱
    Nutrient-rich and high in fibre! Check out my Cauliflower and Cheese Bites.
    For baby: steam and offer as a puree or chopped as a finger food

  2. Carrots 🥕
    Fibre-packed and contains vitamin A, potassium and antioxidants. Check out my Potato and Carrot Waffles. 
    For baby: steam and offer as a puree or chopped as a finger food

  3. Blueberries 🫐
    High in Vitamin K and a great source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Check out my Apple, Blueberry and Oat Muffins.
    For baby: steam and puree or quarter/halve and offer as finger food

  4. Cabbage 🥗
    Full of vitamin C and helps improve digestion and gut health. Check out my Bubble and Squeak. 
    For baby: steam and puree or shred

  5. Broccoli 🥦
    Rich in nutrients and fibre, broccoli can be good for heart, digestion and eye health. Check out my Broccoli and Cauliflower Mac 'n' Cheese Muffins.
    For baby: steam and offer as a puree or chopped as a finger food

  6. Peppers 🫑
    An excellent source of vitamins such as A and C, potassium, folic acid, and fibre! Check out my Spicy Salami, Feta and Red Pepper Muffins recipe in my new Muffin eBook.
    For baby: steam and offer as a puree or slice and offer raw

If your baby is ready for finger food, make sure fruits like strawberries are cut up into quarters and fruits like apples are grated or chopped into bite-sized portions for them. Vegetables should be steamed or roasted in chunks and then offered as finger food with a dipper like our Homemade Pistachio Pesto.

You can also easily prepare finger foods for your child with our Baby-Led Weaning Crinkle Cutter! Helps add texture and shape so your baby can easily grip their finger foods. 

You can find a full seasonal calendar showing you how to serve each fruit and vegetable to your baby in my Baby & Family Book!

Happy Cooking! 

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