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Introducing Vegetables Before Fruits to Baby – Baby Food

By | 2017-06-05T18:36:11+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, First Foods, Friendly Baby Food Advice, Fruits and Veggies, Solids and Weaning, stage 1|Tags: , , , , , |

Dear Mom of a Baby Just Starting Solid Foods: You should introduce vegetables before fruits to your baby and remember to introduce green vegetables before orange vegetables.   Introduce any food that you want to introduce as long as it is a single ingredient, low on the allergenic list and is nutrient dense, try these great [...]

Rice Cereal Allergy in Babies – Can babies be allergic to rice cereal

By | 2017-06-06T12:45:21+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Categories: Allergies, Cereals, grains|Tags: |

Could my baby be allergic to Rice/Rice cereal? It seems like she had a reaction to it! Rice in particular is not a known “high” allergen in the US and most Western Countries and this is why it is typically recommended as an infant’s first food (in the US that is). If there is a rice allergy, [...]

Banana Quinoa Muffins for Babies and Toddlers

By | 2017-04-06T12:09:25+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Categories: 8 months, Finger Foods, muffins|Tags: , , |

Finding healthy “snacks” for older babies can be quite a challenge. Even “those” snacks that are marketed to infants tend to be loaded with sugar and other ingredients a tiny tummy just doesn’t need. These healthy little muffins are loaded with iron, protein, calcium and even vitamins and minerals, courtesy of banana, quinoa (a grain that’s [...]

Homemade Baby Food Class – March 06, 2016 in NH

By | 2016-02-25T22:24:03+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

I'm pleased to announce that I will be having a Homemade Baby Food class in NH on March 6, 2016!  The Culinary Playground and I are really excoted about this class.  And, we are so happy that Squooshi pouches will be available, courtesy of Shannon, for parents to take home filled with the foods we prep! [...]

Adding Cereal or Food to a Bottle will NOT Help Baby Sleep – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2017-06-06T12:56:15+00:00 January 24th, 2016|Categories: 4-6 months, 6 months, Cereals, Food Safety Tips, Friendly Baby Food Advice|Tags: , , , , , |

Perhaps one of the most worrisome myths about feeding babies is the myth that cereal in a bottle will help a baby sleep through the night or at least sleep for longer stretches at a time. I know that many parents are probably tempted to try the old "cereal in the bottle" trick to gain an [...]

Fall Harvest Baby Food – Buttercup Squash

By | 2017-06-06T03:33:07+00:00 October 19th, 2015|Categories: 6 months, Fall, First Foods, Freezes Well, Holiday Foods, holidays, More Baby Food Recipes, Puree, Seasonal, stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, Thanksgiving, vegetables, winter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Buttercup Squash - A Fall Harvest Winter Squash Buttercup squash is a medium sized squash.  It's a bit bigger than acorn squash and very much smaller than a Hubbard squash.  It's similar in size and appearance to the kabocha squash.  The buttercup squash has a very distinct round bottom that is circular.  It looks as [...]

DIY Baby Food is Simple but DIY Bug & Pest Control? DIY Bug and Pest Control is simple too!

By | 2015-06-04T11:21:30+00:00 June 4th, 2015|Categories: Info-Graphics|Tags: , , , , , |

Skip the harsh chemicals and pesticides and whip up some of these DIY pest control solutions. As summer creeps in so do the creepy crawlies and flying, biting insects. There is a safer way to keep your home and your self safe from insects! Source: PartSelect.com  

Great Baby Food Giveaway – Sponsored and Promoted by Lilly Pots

By | 2015-04-07T09:41:10+00:00 April 7th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, book, Contests and Giveaways|

 Lillypots is turning 1 year old! Happy Birthday Happy Birthday to Lilly Pots and the fabulous Tam, inventor extraordinaire and super daddy. He's giving the gifts in an amazing birthday giveaway. To help celebrate @lilly_pots (on Instagram)  1st birthday An AWESOME MAMA BEAR is going to win this amazing prize. It's international! The giveaway gifts are: [...]

Blueberries for Baby Food Stage 1 and 6 Months of Age

By | 2017-06-06T02:14:07+00:00 February 6th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 6 months, 8 months, Finger Foods, fruits, stage 1, stage 2|Tags: , , , , , , |

This year, blueberries are off the "Dirty Dozen" list so there is no pressing need to buy them organically grown. It is always a good practice to purchase organic foods for your baby (if not for the whole family) whenever possible! When serving and prepping blueberries for your baby, blueberries are generally a "no cook" food. [...]

Day 35 – Apples for Baby Food at Stage 1 and 6 Months of Age- 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-02-05T14:22:27+00:00 February 5th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 6 months, First Foods, fruits, stage 1|

One of the most important nutritional components of Apples is that they contain two types of fiber; insoluble fiber and soluble fiber. Both of these types of fiber help maintain bowel regularity. The insoluble fiber works like roughage, while the soluble fiber (pectin), helps keep the bowels regular (avoiding constipation, avoiding diarrhea) and specifically affects the [...]