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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! [...]

Fall Harvest Baby Food – Buttercup Squash

By | 2017-03-19T21:19:51+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 though [...]

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: [...]

Day 36 – Blueberries for Baby Food at Stage 1 and 6 Months of Age – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2017-03-19T19:14:10+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 [...]

Day 34 – Introduce vegetables before fruits – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-02-04T15:08:22+00:00 February 4th, 2015|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 foods [...]

Day 33 – Where to store that beautiful produce – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-02-02T19:57:12+00:00 February 2nd, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, 8 months, Food Safety Tips, Friendly Baby Food Advice, Fruits and Veggies, storage|Tags: , , , |

This is one of the best infographics out there that shows exactly where produce should be stored.  After we do the shopping and spend all that money for quality (and often organic) produce, it would be a shame to not get the best from it.  Follow this chart and ensure that your produce stays fresh for [...]