Kiwi fruit is now easily available in India, which is why we’ve rounded up our top picks of Healthy Kiwi Fruit Recipes for Babies and Kids of all ages!
Kiwi fruits are cute little fruits aren’t they? They’re soft and fuzzy, like a newborn’s head. The outside is nothing like the inside, which is bright green, juicy and of course, delicious!
There are many other things that make the kiwi fruit special. For instance, just one cup of kiwi provides around 273% of your daily requirement of Vitamin C. Yes, 273%!! With an impressive nutritional profile, kiwi fruit has many health benefits including improved vision, low blood pressure, better digestion and lower oxidative stress.
So looks like kiwi fruit is a must have in your diet these days! However, knowing our kids, they can be fussy about eating the fruit as is, and you may have to disguise the fruit in other ways. Don’t worry, we’ve rounded up the best among healthy kiwi fruit recipes for babies and kids, including various cuisines. Have fun with them!
40 Healthy Kiwi Fruit Recipes for Babies and Kids
1. Kiwi Fruit Puree
If your little one has never had kiwi fruit and you’d like to introduce it, go with a basic kiwi puree. It’ll help get her used to the flavor of the fruit, along with the tiny seeds.
2. Pureed Kiwi Yogurt for Babies
Your baby may not be ready for ice cream, but this kiwi yogurt recipe is a nice alternative! Try homemade curd for best results and to make sure you’re giving your baby only the very best ingredients.
3. Kiwi Banana Puree for Babies
If your baby loves banana, and you think he’ll take to kiwi more easily if it’s got banana with it, this recipe is perfect! The banana adds some extra natural sweetness along with a creamy texture.
4. Kiwi Coconut Chia Pudding
Chia seeds are a great way to add bulk to a dish and fiber to your baby’s diet. Becoming Ness combines kiwi along with some interesting ingredients in this chia pudding recipe. The coconut and coconut milk add natural sweetness, doing away with the need for sugar, which is not recommended for babies under one.
5. Chia Oats with Kiwi
Pudding is one thing you can make with chia seeds – and chia oats is another. Lactation Mamas combines plain oats with chia seeds and kiwi to make a simple dish that doubles up as breakfast and dessert! Go with organic oats to up the nutritional quotient of the dish.
6. Kiwi Teething Pops
Little one going through the teething blues? Then you should try these teething pops from The Spunky Coconut made with an assortment of fruits that includes kiwi. Avocado and bananas add a creamy texture while pear, nectarines and kiwi provide the bulk of the nutrients.
(The recipes listed below are suitable for babies over the age of one year)
7. Kiwi Lemonade
There’s nothing as refreshing as lemonade on a hot day, especially since you also get a dash of Vitamin C with the lemon. However, how about boosting the Vitamin C by mixing in some kiwi? That’s exactly what Lynn Mumbling Mejia has done in this cooling recipe!
8. Kiwi Broccoli Banana Smoothie
Many kids make a fuss about breakfast in the morning, especially if they’re still sleepy and have classes coming up. Skipping breakfast can have many adverse effects on health and brain function. That’s why a smoothie is the perfect idea for weekday mornings, like this one packed with banana, kiwifruit, broccoli and almonds.
9. Choco Dates Smoothie Bowl
If you’d like to change up your breakfast game, but don’t want to put in too much effort, a smoothie bowl is your best bet! This smoothie bowl isn’t just easy to make, you can easily customize it by using whatever you have at home, and the bowl looks very attractive too!
10. Green Smoothie Popsicles
If you have a little one who refuses anything that isn’t chocolate and ice cream, you can still feed him fruit like kiwi – through Popsicles! Baby Foode has an amazing recipe that packs quite a punch with kiwi fruit, pineapple, banana and spinach.
11. Green Smoothie Pancakes
What can you do with smoothies? Drink them, of course! However, The Lean Green Bean shows us that you can do more with smoothies – you can turn them into pancakes! This smoothie pancake batter is made with with some really healthy ingredients that are great for kids – yogurt, spinach, peanut butter, kiwi and whole wheat flour.
12. Frozen Yogurt Bark
Yogurt bark is an excellent snack for kids, and is a good alternative to store bought biscuits or namkeens. It’s also incredibly easy to make, and you can sneak in anything you like! This yogurt bark looks really colorful too, with all the colors of kiwi, strawberry and grapes.
13. Fresh Fruit Popsicles
This fresh fruit Popsicle is so healthy, it’s hard to believe a single recipe can look good, taste good and be nutritious as well! All you need is fresh fruit like kiwi and strawberries along with coconut water for a wholesome, healthy snack that’s perfect for summers.
14. Kiwi Lime Ice Cream
I can’t think of any dish that’s bursting with Vitamin C as much as these kiwi lime ice cream pops! Spoonful of Happiness combines these immunity boosting ingredients in a single recipe that should keep your defenses high and you protected from all the sniffles this season.
15. Chocolate Dipped Kiwi Slices
Is there anything kids love more than chocolate? They’ll eat anything as long as it’s coated in chocolate, and that’s your cue to coat your fruit slices in as much chocolate as you can find! Okay, we’re kidding, but you should give this recipe from Clean Food Crush a try; the chopped nuts on the chocolate will give it a nice, satisfying crunch.
16. Tricolor Fruit Parfait
This tricolor parfait looks perfect for Republic Day or Independence Day, but it also works as a healthy breakfast for a weekend or a mid-morning snack. With oranges and kiwi, you’ve got lots of Vitamin C, as well as the healthy probiotics from the curd in between.
17. Yogurt Fruit Parfait
Why go for ice cream sundaes when you can have this rich yet healthy yogurt parfait? No waistline expanding calories here, only wholesome goodness from the yogurt, lots of healthy fruit and nuts. You can add kiwi along with your child’s favorite fruit so he’ll enjoy it more.
18. Kiwi Yogurt Cups
Today’s Parent has a good looking recipe that is super easy to make, and besides kiwi, all you need is honey, yogurt and lemon zest. Can you think of an easier snack to put together in a jiffy? Use Greek yogurt that isn’t too sour, so it doesn’t clash with the slight tartness of the kiwi.
19. Kiwi Chips
You’ve tried banana chips, but have you tried kiwi chips? Yes, it’s possible! Thriving on Paleo shows us how easy it is to make kiwi chips simply by placing them on a cookie sheet and baking them for 4 hours on a low temperature. A healthy, additive-free, sugar-free snack ready!
20. Kiwi Sorbet
Sorbets may sound like complicated desserts that go with fine dining, but nothing could be farther from the truth! Super Healthy Kids has a recipe that requires just 3 ingredients besides kiwi – coconut milk, lemon juice and honey. If you want to make it vegan, you can replace the honey with maple syrup.
21. Kiwi Fruit Juice
If you’d like a quick refresher that’s not lemonade, try out this kiwi juice from Yummy Indian Kitchen. You seriously don’t need any special ingredients for this – all you need is kiwi fruit! The fruit gives the juice this gorgeous green color, and you can add any natural sweetener of your choice.
22. Kiwi Jam
Now this is something you’re unlikely to have tried! It’s always a good idea to make your own jam since you can avoid all the preservatives commercial jams contain, and you can also adjust how much sugar you want to add into it. Try this recipe from Easy Cheesy Vegetarian and see how it transforms plain toast into something special!
23. Kiwi Phirni
What’s a festive season without phirni or a similar dessert? Sanjeev Kapoor, the original Indian Masterchef, brings us a delightful and light kiwi fruit phirni, made with traditional ingredients including slivered nuts. This would be a lovely change to the regular desserts you make for Diwali.
24. Kiwi Raita
Raitha is an integral part of Indian meals, in all parts of the country. It is made with a variety of ingredients – you can choose any one and you’ll find there’s a raitha for it. There’s also one for kiwi fruit, and you can get the recipe from My Ginger Garlic Kitchen. We love the combination of kiwi fruit with the spices and the freshness of coriander.
25. Kiwi Wraps
Some kids will eat everything – as long as it’s in between two slices of bread or rolled up in a wrap! If you’ve got a little munchkin like that, this recipe from All Recipes is perfect to get them to enjoy kiwi. The cream cheese is a great combination with the fruit, and you can skip the peanut butter if you don’t like.
26. Apple Kiwi Peanut Butter Sandwich
Apples and peanut butter are a match made in heaven, aren’t they? Eat Well 101 makes a good thing better, by adding some sliced kiwi to the mix! You can either serve this as a traditional sandwich, or as an open sandwich, in which case you can add some chopped nuts on top.
27. Kiwi Muffins
You can’t have a list of fruit recipes without featuring a muffin recipe! This one is from The Produce Moms and they use kiwi fruit very intelligently to create this recipe along with cinnamon and oil. You can use any milk of your choice in this recipe, in case your child is lactose intolerant.
28. Kiwi Lime Tart
This recipe from Two Spoons isn’t exactly a quick one, but it’s well worth the effort! You’ll need to make the tart shell and the filling separately, and it is the filling which has that gorgeous green thanks to kiwi and avocado. This recipe is also gluten-free and vegan, so it’s perfect for those with food allergies.
29. Kiwi Chocolate Mousse
Diwali is just around the corner and you’re likely to have guests over for a feast. Why not stun them this time with a unique kind of dessert – a healthy one? Nutri Kiwi shows us how to turn a regular chocolate mousse into a gourmet dessert simply by the addition of kiwi fruit!
30. Kiwi Barfi
One sweet that is a must have for Indian festivals like Diwali is barfi, and it is made with a variety of ingredients. Cubes n Juliennes has a version that uses a delicious sauce made from ripe kiwis. The result is something that is indeed sure to impress your friends and guests!
31. Kiwifruit Cheesecake
Cheesecake is something most of us associate with sinful desserts that should be stayed away from, but we think you can make an exception for this recipe from My Darling Lemon Thyme! This cheesecake is made with all kinds of healthy ingredients like dates, almonds, cashews, kiwi fruit and yes, spinach!
32. Kiwi Banana Bread
Have you noticed that you can make banana bread out of pretty much anything besides, well.. bananas?? It’s the same with this recipe from Pickled Plum who is bananas over kiwi fruit and shows us how well it goes with walnuts and chocolate in a banana bread recipe!
33. Frozen Kiwi Lollipops
I have to admit, these frozen lollipops look like the perfect thing to take care of any chocolate craving – without adding on the kilos! Healthy Little Foodies shows us how easy it is to make this – all you need yogurt, dark chocolate and chopped nuts.
34. No Bake Kiwi Bars
Your kids will never realize that this dish is made with fruits, vegetables and dried fruits! Yes, it’s true; this recipe from Kids Eat by Shanai uses cashews, dates, coconut, kiwi fruit and spinach. The result is something that looks lovely and is sure to be a hit!
35. Kiwi Kulfi
Have you ever tried kiwi kulfi? If you haven’t been able to find it anywhere, don’t worry, you can make it at home! Cupcakeree gives us the recipe that requires easily available ingredients. You can even make your own condensed milk at home if you don’t want to get the store bought one.
36. Kiwi Pani Puri
I’m sure this is something that is going to knock the socks off your guests! Kiwi paani puri – now when have you heard that before? Zespri shows us that it is possible, and it can be quite a refreshing little snack or starter at a kiddie party or even a grown up party feast.
37. Kiwi Coconut Overnight Oats
Overnight oats is one of the easiest things you can make for breakfast – just set it up the night before and put it in the fridge. The next morning, simply take it out, mix it up and eat! Two Raspberries gives us a recipe that uses not just oats, but chia seeds, coconut, almond butter and of course, slices of kiwi fruit.
38. Vegan Kiwi Lassi
Lassi is often made with yogurt or buttermilk, but Spring Lane gives us a vegan version that makes use of soy yogurt. The lassi is sweetened with agave and uses avocado along with the kiwi for that rich, creamy texture.
39. Strawberry Kiwi Fruit Pizza
Kids clamoring for pizza? Say yes, and then serve up this colorful pizza from Hungry Happenings! You can use any generic cookie recipe for the base if you don’t have a ready made cookie mix but that doesn’t matter. What matters is the whipped cream and fruit topping – made of strawberries and kiwi!
40. Green Fruit Salad
When you think of a green salad, we often think of lots of leafy greens stuffed together in a bowl. However, this recipe from Eating Well is a different kind of green salad, using naturally green fruits, like honeydew, grapes, kiwi and mint.
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