Shaking baby cereal flakes out of a box isn't appealing and it really isn't cost effective. You can make baby's rice cereal for a fraction of the cost at home and you know what's in it: a single ingredient - rice! Baby’s First Rice Cereal - 6 Months + 1 cup of brown rice - [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
It's simple and easy to make those yogurt meals that you see in the grocery store. All you need to do is blend together fruit and/or veggies, plain whole milk yogurt and flavorings or other additions. Simple! Easy Peasy and economical too.
Baked apples make a great little dish to serve to those Baby Led Weaners and other little ones who are learning to self-feed with finger foods and lumpy, bumpy textures. You can bake up as many or as few apples as you wish but I recommend baking several. Your whole family can enjoy baked apples [...]
Baby cereal does not have to be the very first food that baby eats. Fruits, veggies and meats are better first food choices than are cereals. If you want to make your own baby cereals, try these three grains as first cereal choices. Rice, Oats and Barley are ideal first grains to introduce to baby.
Pastina is a tiny, star shaped pasta that is used in soups and as a side dish of its own. Pastina makes a wonderful baby cereal and can be combined with any food that you can imagine. I like to cook it in chicken broth and egg and top my bowl with grated cheese. You [...]
Using whole grains to make baby cereal or other grain based recipes is always better than using refined and enriched grains. Whole grains retain all of their natural and wholesome goodness. Whole grains not highly processed and stripped of the parts that contain important nutrients,such as the bran. Whole grains will offer the most bio-available [...]
Do you have a rice cooker? Have you ever made oatmeal in a rice cooker? It's easy to toss everything in the rice cooker and it comes out very tasty. A big bonus is that you don't have to hang around stirring, (and stirring and stirring) a pot of oatmeal porridge on the stove-top. Making [...]
Oh how I wish I knew the Muffin Man! My whole family loves muffins, any kind of fruit muffin particularly and make it warm please. This raspberry yogurt muffin is just a little bit sweet and gives you a whole lotta yums. For the older babies/toddlers, these muffins crumble nicely so that many minutes of [...]