I tried mixing it with cereals, stewing my own fruits, watering it down to drink and just about everything under the sun to get him to eat it but nothing worked until I found my miracle!
I don't know why the thought had never occurred to me before, turn it into jelly! Making your own jelly as opposed to buying it means you have total control over taste, texture and how firm you want it. Perfect! I could make jelly with just enough bite to keep him satisfied and know that he was still eating fruits.
Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients
-1 jar baby fruit puree, around 100-120g
-1 tsp gelatin powder
-50ml boiling water
-spoon to mix ingredients
-jar to set and serve jelly
Step 2: Combine It All Together
-Dissolve the gelatin in boiling water in your serving jar. Spoon out any stubborn chunks of gelatin that don't want to dissolve, they're just a pain and too small to make a noticeable difference.
If you want a firmer jelly add another 1/2 tsp gelatin or use 1/2 teaspoon less for a very soft jelly.
-Add in your puree and stir well.
If it doesn't all come out pour some of the jelly mix back into the jar and give it a shake. This will loosen the puree and it should all pour it and mix evenly now.
-Leave it to set in the fridge. Four hours is usually a good minimum setting time.
Step 3: Mix It Up a Bit
I've made this with my own purees too. My favourite is to stew finely chopped apples and pears with a hint of cinnamon and a splash of vanilla, sugar isn't needed as the fruit is sweet enough. I cook until soft and chuck it in the blender until it reaches the right consistency then add in the gelatin mixture.
Step 4: Thanks
I hope you and your little one enjoy and please leave questions, suggestions and experiences in the comments :)