About Stacie Billis

Stacie Billis is a food writer, child-development expert and blogger at One Hungry Mama who fancies herself a cross between SuperNanny and Jamie Oliver. As a mother of two hungry boys, she knows that kids change the way we cook, but they don't have to change how well we eat. Selfish? Sure, but it turns out that feeding kids the good foods we enjoy—along with a little food parenting—is the best way to inspire healthy habits for life. Knowing this, Stacie is putting her MA in child development, experience developing an organic family food brand and passion for delicious food to good use in her kitchen and yours. You can also find Stacie as One Hungry Mama on Twitter and Facebook.

Quickest Yogurt Avocado Sauce

I’m always skeptical of headlines that claim they’ll help you get dinner on the table in 15, 20 or even 30 minutes. The truth is that what takes a professional recipe developer 30 minutes is likely to take the average home cook 40 or 45 minutes. But a few recipes are truly as quick as […]

Ditch the Baby Cereal?

For years, commercially produced white rice cereal has been a common first food for babies. For many reasons, really: there are few rice allergies, it’s easy to digest, even easier to make and it’s usually fortified with iron, which is considered especially important for exclusively breastfed babies. But that’s not the whole story. Commercially produced […]

Baby’s Best Bites: Lentils

My ‘Baby’s Best Bites’ series focuses on nutritious, whole ingredients that every parent should know about. These are foods that do a baby good and are easy to incorporate into the whole family’s diet. Check out my other Baby’s Best spotlights on yogurt, avocado, and eggs. Lentils are a wonderful introductory food for babies, and […]

The Best Foods for Breastfeeding Mamas

While dreaming about motherhood and all of the amazing things that I imagined would come along with it, breastfeeding seemed so natural and beautiful. But what happens when it’s not as easy and natural as you expect? Breastfeeding just doesn’t come as simply to some as it does to others. I know as, sadly, I […]

Friendship Lemon Tarts for Valentine’s Day

We are officially less than a week away from Valentine’s Day and the onslaught of recipes featuring raspberry red, strawberry pink and chocolate — the colors and flavors of love and passion — has begun. While I love rosy hues and chocolaty treats, I thought I’d take a moment to celebrate yellow, the color of […]

Orange Cranberry Spice Pancakes

The holidays are over, but my obsession with cranberry sauce is not! I love the stuff and would be happy to keep making it well through the end of winter. My favorite slow cooker cranberry sauce recipe  is so easy to make that it would be easy to do, if only fresh cranberries were as […]

Super Chia, Super Food!

Chia. Let me guess: You just sang that song from those silly Chia Pet commercials. “Cha, cha, cha, chia!” Well, believe it or not, the chia seeds that are currently all the rage are the same chia seeds that made grassy porcupines all the rage in the 80′s and early 90′s. It looks like chia […]

Vanilla Cumin Roasted Carrots

Vanilla and cumin—sound strange? I must admit that I would not have paired these flavors together had I been more planned. But with the holidays creeping up on my already busy schedule, I don’t have much time for planning these days. The other night, with a pork loin in the oven, I realized that I […]

Delicata Squash: An Easy Winter Squash!

It’s that time of the year: You have finally (officially!) let go of summer and fall veggies and are looking for a delicious, healthy alternative that you can share with baby to fill the wintery space. Well, look no further! Delicata squash to the rescue! Summer squash are among my favorite veggies, so in winter […]

Baby’s Best Bites: Oatmeal

My ‘Baby’s Best Bites’ series focuses on nutritious, whole ingredients that every parent should know about. These are foods that do a baby good and are easy to incorporate into the whole family’s diet. Check out the other Baby’s Best spotlights: yogurt, avocado, and eggs.  It’s finally time—baby is ready for solid food! You may […]