Jacob and I both stumbled upon studies that showed babies palates develop in their first year. Call us hipster parents, but we really wanted Mack to grow up liking a lot of different flavors and have an open mind when eating. Once he reached levels 2 and 3 of baby food, we found ourselves choosing the most exotic varieties of baby food we could find so he'd learn to taste as many fruits, veggies, and grains possible! We've also learned to add flavors and spices, and/or mix a few of our favorite flavors with some of his food to create a varied experience eating. One of our favorite soft foods we introduced early on are acai bowls, and we learned an easy trick to make them toddler-friendly with some Gerber Lil’ Bits. This has been one of the easiest and favorite baby food recipes of our open-minded eater!
Here's what you need:
1 frozen acai packet
1/8-1/4 cup water1 container of Gerber Lil’ Bits of your choice
We LOVE mixing up the flavors for Mack. For a tropical bowl in this recipe we try the Island Fruit Blend. But it comes our great with this flavor, this flavor, or this flavor too!
Pour the acai in a bowl, and go ahead and add the 1 frozen acai packet Gerber Lil’ Bits flavor of your choice to the bowl.
Stir them together so the flavors infuse and the little bits are mixed throughout. Each Lil’ Bits™ recipe is made with perfectly sized soft pieces of fruits or veggies to help your baby learn and master chewing, so they are excellent to keep as-is in the bowl. They're also free from starch or artificial colors, and have the same high quality standards of GERBER®. They are also super easy to find at local grocery stores and box stores too! Plus there's a ton of options in more than fruit, like this one or this one as a savory option.
But let's get back to the bowl- it comes out ready to eat and trust me when I tell you that your child may dance in excitement when they see it, mine certainly does!
Definitely one satisfied customer, who insisted he lick the spoon when the bowl was empty.