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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 [...]

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 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 20 – Roasted Apples and Fennel – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-20T21:23:47+00:00 January 20th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 8 months, Finger Foods, Fruits and Veggies, More Baby Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Roasted apples and fennel brings you a sweet, nutty licorice-anisey flavor.  It's a wonderful combination that you can serve as a standalone side dish or puree and add to your favorite savory soup.  Fennel tastes like a cross between licorice and cabbage. When you roast fennel, it brings out the licorice flavor but also adds a [...]

Day 19 – Eggy Muffins for Little Fingers – 365 Days of Baby Food

By | 2015-01-19T18:55:19+00:00 January 19th, 2015|Categories: 365 Days of Baby Food, 6 months, 8 months, Breakfast, eggs, Finger Foods, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This recipe is quite simple but I warn you, a bit messy to make.  What I love about it is that there is a baby food opportunity here – see that luscious egg yolk. For babies 8 months and older: Pop out the yolk and mash – add liquid if you want to thin the yolk [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]