EDIBLE EYES FOR BABIES
Edible eyes make any food fun! But store-bought eyes are made with sugar, making them unsuitable for babies under 12 months. You can find plastic eyes that can be stuck into food to make dishes more exciting, but these pose a choking hazard for little ones.
Here at Babease, we wanted to find a way to make weaning more fun without adding sugar to your little one’s diet. We’ve been working on a way to create edible eyes that are baby-friendly, and we’re ready to share our creation.
- Greek yoghurt
- Spinach leaf (or mint leaf, basil leaf, courgette peel etc.)
1 Cut some little circles or chunks from a spinach leaf to be the centre of the eye. You can use a mint leaf, basil leaf or a bit of courgette peel if you would prefer.
2 Line a baking sheet with baking paper.
3 Spoon Greek yoghurt into a sandwich bag or piping bag. Cut the end of the bag off and squeeze small round dots of yoghurt onto the baking sheet in rows.
4 Add the small piece of spinach (or your chosen greenery) to the centre of each yoghurt dot.
5 Place the baking sheet into the freezer for at least 2 hours, or overnight, until they have hardened.
6 Remove the frozen eyes from the baking paper and place them into an air-tight container. Pop back in the freezer to store and take out a couple when you want to use them.
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