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Fall Harvest Baby Food – Buttercup Squash

By | 2017-06-06T03:33:07+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 [...]

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 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 27 – Creamy Salmon and Carrots – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-27T18:02:37+00:00 January 27th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, Fish, Friendly Baby Food Advice, Meat and Fish, More Baby Food Recipes, Solids and Weaning, stage 2, stage 3, yogurt|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We eat a lot of fish in my house. Not only is it quick to prepare but it's such a super nutritious food.  Full of Omega 3 fatty acids, salmon, and other fish, is also a great source of protein that is not high in saturated fat.   Babies can begin to eat fish around 7-8 [...]

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 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 13 – Constipation and “P” Fruits – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-13T23:14:32+00:00 January 13th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, 8 months, First Foods, Friendly Baby Food Advice, Nutrition, Solids and Weaning, stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, Transitioning to New Foods|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 mash [...]

Day 12 – Julienne Finger Foods – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-12T20:21:40+00:00 January 12th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 8 months, cheese, Finger Foods, stage 2, stage 3, Tools and Appliances|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Finger foods for baby are really simple to make.  Just use the foods you were using to create baby purees and slice, chunk and mash into a chunky texture and voila!  Finger foods.  Using a julienne peeler is a great way to make finger foods too.  Try cheese, carrot, zucchini, or even cucumber, apples and pears.

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 8 – Herbs and Spices for Baby Food – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-08T16:35:32+00:00 January 8th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 8 months, Herbs, Herbs & Spices, Solids and Weaning, stage 1, stage 2, stage 3|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 meals [...]