Transitioning to New Foods

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 [...]

The Scoop on the Colors of Poop – Poop and Introducing Solid Foods

By | 2014-11-30T19:25:32+00:00 November 30th, 2014|Categories: 4-6 months, 6 months, 8 months, excerpts, Friendly Baby Food Advice, Nutrition, Resources, stage 1, Transitioning to New Foods|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Poop, it’s a delicate topic and it’s one of those things that we’re often reluctant to discuss in the company of strangers. But a new baby is welcomed into the family; we suddenly lose all inhibition when it comes to discussing poop.   Much to our surprise, we find ourselves in deep conversations with complete strangers about [...]

Apple Cider Rice Cooker Oatmeal – It sure tastes yummy!

By | 2014-10-26T18:50:18+00:00 October 26th, 2014|Categories: 6 months, 8 months, Breakfast, Cereals, Fall, Freezes Well, grains, Holiday Foods, More Baby Food Recipes, stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, Transitioning to New Foods|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 oatmeal [...]

Mini Pumpkin Muffins – A Treat for Little Fingers

By | 2014-10-07T06:51:27+00:00 October 7th, 2014|Categories: 8 months, Baby Food Recipes Updated, Fall, Finger Foods, Freezes Well, Holiday Foods, holidays, More Baby Food Recipes, muffins, Puree, Seasonal, stage 2, stage 3, Thanksgiving, Transitioning to New Foods, winter|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It's Pumpkin Time! Super Easy, Super Tasty Mini Pumpkin Muffins - They're Back on the Blog! This recipe came about when I had just used the last of my frozen roasted pumpkin puree from the Fall pumpkin harvest   That fresh pumpkin puree was sure put to yummy use! As our babies move further along in [...]

Top 15 Healthy Finger Foods for Babies

By | 2013-11-21T15:50:33+00:00 November 21st, 2013|Categories: 8 months, Finger Foods, Friendly Baby Food Advice, Info-Graphics, More Baby Food Recipes, Solids and Weaning, stage 2, stage 3, Transitioning to New Foods|Tags: , , , , , |

If you need to find a snack or meal option for your little one that she can eat with her fingers, look no farther than your refrigerator or counter top fruit bowl!  To help make the transition to finger foods (and table foods) easier, use the foods that you baby is currently enjoying.  Don't puree the [...]

Mango and Strawberry Mix – Baby Food Outside the Jar!

By | 2013-09-06T11:31:32+00:00 September 6th, 2013|Categories: 8 months, Finger Foods, Forbidden Foods, fruits, More Baby Food Recipes, Transitioning to New Foods|Tags: , , , , , , |

Just looking at the happy sunny colors of this chopped dish makes me smile.  There is always something about the fresh colors of fresh food that just makes me happy.  Color can be a very important tool when trying to entice little ones to eat foods.   For this dish, all you need is a few [...]

Banana and Pear Puree for Baby – Roasted and Baked Pear and Banana Baby Food

By | 2012-10-23T20:03:08+00:00 October 23rd, 2012|Categories: 4-6 months, 6 months, 8 months, Breakfast, Finger Foods, First Foods, freezing baby food, fruits, More Baby Food Recipes, stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, Transitioning to New Foods, yogurt|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

For babies, bananas and pears are wonderful first foods.  These two first food choices are also great when they are mixed together to create a new combination for baby's newly expanding palate. Bananas and pears, when roasted together in the oven are deliciously wonderful and can even be a bit decadent when caramelized and drizzled over [...]

Homemade Chicken or Turkey Nuggets – A Finger Food and Baby Led Weaning Recipe

By | 2017-03-19T21:20:48+00:00 August 21st, 2012|Categories: 8 months, Finger Foods, Freezes Well, Meat and Fish, More Baby Food Recipes, stage 2, stage 3, Transitioning to New Foods|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Hey Mom! Let's get in the car and head to McD's and grab some healthy nuggets and fries - Let's not! Like most parents, the thought of serving my kiddos chicken nuggets remains a bit creepy.  Yet not serving chicken nuggets meant giving up a quick grab-n-go lunch, or even dinner, when the clock ticked into [...]

Sweet Potato Apple Turkey Loaf – Finger Food for Babies,Toddlers & Doggies too! New unplugged & revamped!

By | 2017-03-19T21:28:46+00:00 July 25th, 2012|Categories: 8 months, Finger Foods, Freezes Well, Meat and Fish, More Baby Food Recipes, Solids and Weaning, Transitioning to New Foods|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

My dog also had a litter of puppies on Sunday evening (8 of them, all alive!).  I've been busy taking images of baby food making/cooking for a few days now. Last night I made meatloaf for dinner. What the heck does my dog, baby food and turkey loaf have to do with each other? Ah ha, [...]