Activity: Easy Strawberry Preserve made by little hands

Last weekend we tried our hands at a fun little cooking activity with a rather satisfying payout!

The kids (with appropriate supervision) made a super easy 3 ingredient strawberry preserve that got slathered on buttery toast at the end! uuummmYUM!

Ingredients:

  • Strawberries, chopped
  • Lemon Juice, a few tablespoons
  • Sugar or Jaggery

Ratio of strawberries to sugar/jaggery: 2:1

Method:

  • In a saucepan, throw in the diced strawberries and sugar
  • Leave on sim until nice and pulpy
  • Keep stirring until the desired consistency is achieved
  • Add the lime juice after it cools down a bit
  • Store away in a sterile glass jar

Enjoy on buttered toast, chapatis, yoghurt, crackers etc.

Fresh Fruit Crumble: Instant Gratification for the hungry toddler

I think most mums will concur that there are times when your toddler is so hungry he can hardly wait for you to fix him/her a snack, and when mine gets like that I have a 5 minute window to quickly get him something to eat.

Fruit has always topped my list of snacks for him. Recently, I’ve started mixing up fresh fruit with some warm pear purée or apple sauce or date paste. All the puréed stuff I already have frozen and ready to go if and when needed. Also, now that he understands what he is eating he likes to fix himself the snack so, I just place the ingredients out and he mixes them up. Fun times for the lil chef!

This snack has been our latest favorite. He loves the fresh fruit crumble. I call it the “faux apple crumble” :) It’s super easy to make and it’s delicious!

AC

Here’s what you will need

  1. Cubed fruit of your choice
  2. Two digestive biscuits coarse crumbled
  3. Date paste
  4. Fruit purée of your choice

Here’s what you will need

Layer up the ingredients the way you or your toddler would like and attack!