Apple Walnut Puree

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At this time of year, fruit picking abounds! When the kids and I went to our local farmer’s market this past weekend, a myriad of apples in tons of varieties were abundant: Pink Ladies, Golden Delicious, Gala, Fuji and more — all sweet, crispy and delicious. Apples are one of those fruits that make the [...]

Coconut Cream Chocolate Mousse

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I was talking with family recently about some major life changes they’ve made, including trying to eat less refined sugars and more protein and healthy fats. It got me thinking about “healthy” desserts and I remembered a coconut cream mousse I made years ago that was incredibly decadent and dairy free! Since we were having [...]

Summer Salad Dressings

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There is nothing like the salads you can whip up over the summer. The colors, flavors, freshness, and crispness are too much to handle when everything is in season. It’s impossible not to go hog-wild at the local farmer’s market or even in your own garden. The summer months also make it so easy to [...]

Tofu Salad

Tofu Salad

I love cooking with tofu. It’s incredibly versatile and is packed with protein, iron, calcium and fatty acids. People all over the world have been eating it for centuries, due in part to its healthful benefits. In addition to how amazing tofu is for your health, this recipe is delicious. Creamy and tangy, it’s perfect [...]

Broccoli Potato Cheese

Broccoli Potato Cheese Puree

When I’m trying to come up with new baby food purees, I have several unspoken criteria that I always try and must meet: I want to make something that tastes smooth and creamy, but also provides as much visual interest and nutritional value as possible! There are certain foods, like broccoli, that meet almost all [...]

Apple Fennel Puree

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Catherine McCord of Weelicious shares one of her most unique baby food recipes – Apple Fennel Puree. Apple Fennel Puree Ingredients 2 peeled and cubes apples 1 cubed fennel bulb Directions Steam fennel for 3 minutes and then add apple pieces. Steam for another 2 minutes. Add fennel and apple to your Baby Bullet and [...]

Oatmeal Almond Banana Puree

Oatmeal Almond Banana Puree

Oats are among the most nutritious grains you can give your baby. They have a higher level of protein (15-20 percent higher) than other grains and contain good levels of polyunsaturated fats. These fats include linoleic acid which is part of the omega-6 fatty acid family, which helps support a strong immune system and healthy [...]

Wee One’s Guacamole

Wee One's Guacamole

This fruit, yes, avocado is actually a fruit, is an excellent source of unsaturated fatty acids and has a higher proportion of good fat than any other food except olives. Avocados contain nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, including vitamin E, vitamin C, folate and fiber. All important nutritional building blocks for your baby. Also, [...]

Mango Banana Puree

Banana Mango Puree

When you’ve got one soft, ripe mango, one banana and one hungry baby, you’ve got the perfect combination! Smooth and creamy, this Mango Banana Puree is an ideal first food for any little one. Your baby will be getting more than his or her fair share of Vitamins A, C and B6, dietary fiber, potassium [...]

Roasted Pear & Banana Puree

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Pears were in season and abundance at our farmer’s market, so I thought I would try roasting them together with bananas to make baby food for Chloe. There’s nothing wrong with pureeing ripe pears and bananas together, but when you roast them, it just intensifies the flavors and texture even more. How did it come [...]