The Perfect Smoothie for a Nursing Mother

This simple smoothie recipe holds a special place in my heart. When we were new parents with our first son, we were sleep deprived and malnourished. We never felt like cooking… We had a family friend (who is like a second mom to me) bring us the ingredients for this on a tray, along with […]

Brussel Sprouts, Potato, and Squash Puree

Here is a fun, adventurous recipe for your baby that you can introduce around the 8-9 month mark. I know a lot of babies love potato. It’s so easy to fix and, as adults, you can’t say it’s hard to enjoy a baked potato. Ever since moving back to Texas, I can’t help ordering chopped brisket in my […]

Caramel Applesauce

Every time I make applesauce, I’m reminded how it’s probably the easiest thing to do. It has little to no prep, and you could switch up the flavors to whatever your heart, or you little baby’s heart, desires! Recently, my little one was getting FOUR of her molars at the same time, and, needless to […]

Quick and Easy Avocado Dressing

There’s nothing better than a versatile sauce you can use any time. As a salad dressing, a sauce, or all around flavor enhancer, this is a great recipe to give your dish that little extra effortless oomph it needs. The first night, we had it on a salad and added lemon, which made it taste […]

Butternut Squash and Leek Soup

Another great recipe for soup lovers! Soup is great because it’s filling and warm and inviting, all while being perfect for your littlest eaters. This recipe helped me sneak nutritious vegetables into my 4-year-old’s diet and helped me use up 2 huge leeks I received in this month’s farm delivery. Luckily, the family gave this […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Kale and Orange Puree

When most people think of Brussels Sprouts, they can’t help but think yuck! Indeed, that fragrant cabbage smell can be intense. But don’t boil these babies, roasting is the way to go! The delicious and subtle flavors come out while roasting in the oven, and result in the most awesome little crispy vegetables around. Bonus: it’s […]

Grilled Salmon, Broccoli, and Apple Puree

Moving to a new city or, in my case, an entirely new state can be scary. Researching schools and neighborhoods was daunting, although it was fun hunting down our new favorite restaurants. My family and I are definitely adventurous eaters. We like to get out of our comfort zone and try new food trucks, ethnic cuisines, flavors, you name […]

Cuban Pork Polenta and Orzo Puree

I am a fan of always using the ingredients that you have in your fridge. Don’t break the bank whipping up something new when you can get creative with what’s already in your fridge. This week, I made a fun Cuban-style pork roast for the family. We had a ton left over, so I made this fun […]

Cucumber with Squash and Chicken Puree

The most silly faces my little Elle gave me came when I fed her cucumbers. I love her reactions to new foods and cucumbers were incredibly comical! Lets just say she did not like them. Squash, she loved. And she started eating chicken like it was going out of style. So, one day I added all these […]

Turkey and Corn Dinner Puree

  Lately, I’ve been putting a lot of energy into being more of an efficient mom. Part of that means making dinners for the family that can blend well into a puree for my toddler. This week, I made a huge pot of soup with homemade turkey meatballs. The original recipe called for chili powder, but […]