Bananas are my toddler’s go-to food. He eats them between meals as a snack and sometimes in place of them too – because he’s a toddler and fussy is his middle name. I don’t really mind though because bananas are so healthy – thank goodness.
Now, if your little one also loves his ‘narna’ as much as mine, here are some fun ways to dress up his favourite fruit.
1. Banana sushi
It takes five minutes to make this fun banana sushi with your toddler. All you need are some spreads, such as peanut butter, cream cheese or Nutella for the ‘glue’ and some coatings to sprinkle on. You can keep things healthy here with chia seeds and shredded coconut, or you could delve into party territory with 100’s and 1000’s and chocolate chips.
Get the instructions from Weelicious
2. Banana butterfly
Awww! How sweet is this little guy? Just imagine your toddler’s face when he sees him on his plate! You’ll need some apple match sticks for antennas, pretzels for wings and apple skins or raisins for eyes.
Get the instructions from Super Healthy Kids
3. Bananas in pyjamas pops
Have fun in the kitchen with your toddler dressing up some frozen bananas in their pjs. Simply dip them in yogurt, roll them in sprinkles or whatever coating takes your fancy, pop a paddle pop stick in them and freeze them until dessert.
Get the instructions from Hello Wonderful
4. Banana teddy toast
This is a super fun take on morning toast. Create a teddy bear for your tot using bananas for the ears and nose and sultanas for eyes. Too easy and too cute!
Get the instructions from Mini Eco
5. Banana soft serve
You only need one ingredient – the bananas you have going brown in the fruit bowl – to make delicious ice cream your toddler will love. Simply slice them, freeze them and whizz them up in a blender. Then it’s up to you if you want to add flavours.
Get the instructions from Healthy Food