Fruit of the Day: Grapes

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Literally bursting with juicy flavor – who doesn’t love grapes?!

Why they’re fabulous: Fresh or dried – grapes and raisins offer naturally sweet flavor plus vitamins and iron.

Healthy recipe: Grape Salsa (fresh from First Bites: Superfoods for Babies and Toddlers)

Grape Salsa

This fresh and fun fruit salsa is perfect for little fingers to eat out of a bowl, on toast, or with cinnamon pita chips. It is packed with manganese for healthy bones and vitamin C for antioxidant power, plus sweet and fruity flavors that kids love. Whole grapes are a no-no for little ones, so half or quarter them to avoid the choking hazard.

1 cup red seedless grapes, quartered

1/2 cup chopped fresh pineapple

1/2 cup chopped fresh melon

1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped

1/2 small banana, sliced and quartered

Juice from 1/2 a lime

Combine ingredients in a large bowl and toss to combine. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to 2 days.

•Yield: 2 3/4 cups

Nutrition information per 1/4 Cup: Calories: 24, Total Fat: 0 grams, Saturated Fat: 0 grams, Carbohydrate: 6 grams, Sugars: 5 grams, Protein: 0 grams, Sodium: 1 milligram, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams, Fiber: 1 gram, Vitamin D: 0 IU, Calcium: 5 milligrams, Iron: 0.2 milligrams


Excerpted from First Bites: Superfoods for Babies and Toddlers by Dana Angelo White. © 2015 by Dana Angelo White. A Perigee Book, Penguin Group USA, A Penguin Random House Company.

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