8 months

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

Day 31 – Orange Babies – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-31T22:04:42+00:00 January 31st, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, 8 months|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It is not uncommon for babies who are fed a lot of orange fruits and vegetables to have their palms, soles of their feet and even their faces take on a sun kissed hue. This phenomena is known medically as “carotenemia”; too much beta-carotene causes skin to turn an orange color. Orange fleshed foods such as [...]

Day 30 – Dairy Infographic, When to introduce milk and dairy products – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-30T15:13:17+00:00 January 30th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 6 months, 8 months, Allergies, Dairy, Forbidden Foods, Info-Graphics, Solids and Weaning, stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, yogurt|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"No dairy until baby is 12 months old" is the ominous proclamation made by many pediatricians.  Sadly, many pediatricians neglect to tell parents that there is a big difference between offering babies yogurt (dairy) and letting babies drink milk prior to the age of 12 months. Cooking with a bit of milk is ok and offering [...]

Day 25 – One Pot Meals: Apples, Chicken and Carrots – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-25T19:55:11+00:00 January 25th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 6 months, 8 months, Finger Foods, Meat and Fish, More Baby Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , |

Fast and easy, quick and simple; making baby food can be all of the aforementioned.  In this recipe, the combination of apples, carrots and chicken yields a delicious meal that can be pureed for babies still beginning the solid food adventure.  You can also mash or chop for Baby Led Weaners or little one just learning [...]

Day 23 – Quinoa Cereal – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-23T17:07:06+00:00 January 23rd, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 6 months, 8 months, Breakfast, Cereals, excerpts, grains, stage 2, stage 3|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Did you know that besides soy, quinoa is a source of complete protein? It contains all the essential amino acids that our bodies need and, it makes a wonderful addition to your baby’s diet. Just 1 cup contains approximately 22 grams of protein. For a super nutritious protein packed meal, make the family a Quinoa Pilaf [...]

Day 21 – Butternutty Apple Fritters – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-21T22:19:10+00:00 January 21st, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 8 months, Finger Foods, Fruits and Veggies, More Baby Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

A simple to make and oh so tasty fruit & veggie recipe, this is ideal for those little babes who are feeding themselves. The best thing about these little fritters is that they rip apart and flake easily!  

Day 20 – Roasted Apples and Fennel – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-20T21:23:47+00:00 January 20th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 8 months, Finger Foods, Fruits and Veggies, More Baby Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Roasted apples and fennel brings you a sweet, nutty licorice-anisey flavor.  It's a wonderful combination that you can serve as a standalone side dish or puree and add to your favorite savory soup.  Fennel tastes like a cross between licorice and cabbage. When you roast fennel, it brings out the licorice flavor but also adds a [...]

Day 19 – Eggy Muffins for Little Fingers – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-19T18:55:19+00:00 January 19th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 6 months, 8 months, Breakfast, eggs, Finger Foods, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This recipe is quite simple but I warn you, a bit messy to make.  What I love about it is that there is a baby food opportunity here – see that luscious egg yolk. For babies 8 months and older: Pop out the yolk and mash – add liquid if you want to thin the yolk [...]