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Day 26 – Pear Sauce – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-26T21:03:41+00:00 January 26th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, stage 1|Tags: , , , , , |

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.   [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:59]  

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 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 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 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 [...]

Cost of Making Homemade Baby Food versus Buying Store Bought Commercial Baby Food

By | 2013-11-12T16:38:27+00:00 November 12th, 2013|Categories: 4-6 months, 6 months, 8 months, First Foods, Friendly Baby Food Advice, Meat and Fish, Puree, stage 1, stage 2, stage 3|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If there is one question that is asked the most by people who are thinking about making their own baby food, the question is this "Does it cost more than buying jars of baby food? Making the food for my baby at home has to be a lot more expensive, right?" Looking at cost effectiveness in [...]

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 [...]

Finger Foods for Babies – Fruits and a Cutting Board

By | 2012-09-18T22:54:19+00:00 September 18th, 2012|Categories: 8 months, featured, Finger Foods, Friendly Baby Food Advice, fruits, More Baby Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It is around the age of 8 months old that the world of food really begins to expand for babies.  As their gums become stronger and capable of "chewing",  they begin to enjoy more textured foods.  More textured foods for your baby means more foods taken straight from the dinner table or the snack table in [...]