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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 32 – Baby’s First Rice Cereal using ground brown rice -365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-02-01T18:05:17+00:00 February 1st, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, Breakfast, Cereals, First Foods, grains, More Baby Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Shaking baby cereal flakes out of a box isn't appealing and it really isn't cost effective. You can make baby's rice cereal for a fraction of the cost at home and you know what's in it: a single ingredient - rice! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:61]

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 28 – Saucy Avocados – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-30T07:00:57+00:00 January 30th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, Finger Foods, First Foods, More Baby Food Recipes, Solids and Weaning|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Avocado is a brain food and is in fact, a super food for the whole body. Avocados are one of the best foods that you can feed your baby from 6 months on.  Both apples and avocado are considered ideal first foods for babies. Mixing mashed avocado with homemade (or store-bought) applesauce creates a wonderful "meal" [...]

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 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 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 5 – First Vegetables for Babies – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-05T15:12:21+00:00 January 5th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 4-6 months, 6 months, First Foods, Solids and Weaning, stage 1, vegetables|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

When introducing solid foods to babies, parents most often wonder which foods are suitable as first foods. Naturally, they wonder about fruits, veggies, meats and grains and dairy products. On Day 5 of our series, we give you the best vegetables to offer as baby's first foods.

Nitrates – Carrots & The Nitrates and the Homemade Baby Food Myth

By | 2014-12-14T21:10:54+00:00 December 14th, 2014|Categories: 4-6 months, 6 months, 8 months, Dangerous Baby Items, Dangerous Food Items, Food Safety Tips, Forbidden Foods, Friendly Baby Food Advice, Info-Graphics, Solids and Weaning, stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, vegetables|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Click Image to download large JPG infographic file You may have been told by your pediatrician or a friend or a website on the internet, that it's best to not make your baby homemade baby foods or that you should not make certain types of vegetables due to nitrates.  The pediatrician may have also [...]