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 [...]
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" [...]
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 [...]
"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 [...]
Making pears for baby food is ridiculously simple. When you realize that you're paying almost $0.28 per ounce of commercial pear baby food, you'll start making your own for a fraction of the cost and a gigantic increase in taste and quality.
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 [...]
As babies make the transition to solid foods, their tummies may find it difficult at first to process and digest solids. New foods with new textures and compositions may lead to constipation. Fruits with “P” will naturally help baby’s bowels get things moving properly again. Pit, core and peel the fruits as needed and then [...]
A good time to begin to introduce spices into baby’s foods is around 7-8 months of age. Fresh or dried, the types of herbs and spices you may add to baby's foods is entirely up to you. It’s a good idea to use all the spices and herbs that you would typically use when cooking [...]
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 [...]
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!