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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 [...]

Day 14 – Creamy Baked Apples – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-14T19:27:26+00:00 January 14th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 8 months, Breakfast, Finger Foods, fruits, More Baby Food Recipes, stage 1, stage 2, stage 3|Tags: , , , , , |

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 for [...]

Day 11 – Crockpot Apples and Pumpkin – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-11T09:49:38+00:00 January 11th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 6 months, 8 months, Fall, First Foods, fruits, More Baby Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

Apples and pumpkins pair together to make a great fruity meal for babies. With this recipe, you have the ease of "fix it and forget it" by using the crockpot and, you can also make an apple-pumpkin butter when you let the mix cook down further. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:55]

Day 9 – Vitamin C Splash Mix – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-09T17:06:35+00:00 January 9th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 8 months, fruits, More Baby Food Recipes, Nutrition, stage 2, stage 3|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Vitamin C: You can find Vitamin C in green and red peppers, avocados, banana, cabbage, kiwi, turnip greens, kale, collards, parsley, sprouted alfalfa seeds, broccoli, tomatoes, mango, lemons, oranges, black currants, acerola cherries, cantaloupe, strawberries, and other citrus . Vitamin C is important for the formation of collagen, which is a protein that gives structure to [...]

Day 7 – First Fruits for Baby – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-07T18:50:19+00:00 January 7th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, First Foods, fruits, Solids and Weaning, stage 1|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Is your baby just starting solid foods? Do you want to start baby off with fruits instead of veggies. it's ok, go ahead and start with fruits!  It's a myth that introducing fruits before veggies will cause your little one to reject vegetables.  Some pediatricians still say to introduce the vegetables first so that your baby [...]

Day 6 – Apples and Parsnips – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-06T16:20:05+00:00 January 6th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 6 months, 8 months, fruits, Fruits and Veggies, More Baby Food Recipes, stage 1, stage 2, vegetables, winter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Apples and parsnips are readily available from late Fall through the Winter months.  The nutty deliciousness of parsnips pairs well with the sweet flavor of apples.  When you roast these two together, you have a really tasty side dish that's great for the whole family and for the holiday table!   [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:53]

Day 2 – Baked Pears – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-02T12:55:26+00:00 January 2nd, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 6 months, 8 months, First Foods, fruits, More Baby Food Recipes|Tags: , , , |

Pears are a great first food for baby.  Nutrient dense and easy to prepare, pears also help relieve or keep constipation at bay.  While pears may be soft and juicy without cooking them and the skin may be blended easily, it is recommended that you cook and peel fruits for babies who are just starting solid [...]

Can Babies and Toddlers Drink Apple Cider?

By | 2014-11-05T23:12:53+00:00 November 5th, 2014|Categories: Dangerous Baby Items, Dangerous Food Items, Fall, Food Safety Tips, fruits, Holiday Foods, holidays, juice, Not Usually for Babies, Seasonal, Thanksgiving, winter|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Fall continues to roll on in New England.  There are still plenty of  fresh apples from local orchards and even squash and pumpkins and least we forget, he last of the corn harvest.  While picking and eating fresh apples is a favorite Fall ritual  and so is  enjoying fresh pressed apple cider.  And yes, we love [...]

Apple Rings with Apple Peelers – Making Apple Rings and Finger Foods for Tots

By | 2014-10-28T21:32:01+00:00 October 28th, 2014|Categories: Fall, fruits, Fruits and Veggies, Seasonal, Snacks, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Apple Peeler available on Amazon.com Behold the humble apple peeler-core-er tool.  This tool makes quick work of peeling and slicing apples and is a lot of fun for kids to use.  When you have this tool, you can easily make uniform apple rings for a variety of uses such as pies apple crisp finger [...]