My 1-Year-Old’s New Favorite Meal

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My one-year-old Jake just got his first teeth in the last month and a half (4 at once!) Prior to this, he wanted little to do with any baby food and lived solely off milk, oatmeal with applesauce and pureed sweet potato. Any new foods I tried to sneak into his pureed potato resulted in gagging […]

Ricotta Cheese Pancakes

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Growing up, pancakes were a staple breakfast item in my house. We had it all, from your regular, buttermilk pancakes, to fruit-filled pancakes, to delicious chocolate chip pancakes. My mom would always make heart-shaped pancakes and I thought it must’ve been the hardest thing to do. On birthdays, we were in for a treat when our heart-shaped […]

Kiwi Popsicles

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My 10-month-old daughter Elle is teething and, as any parent with a teething baby knows, cold chewables are great to help relieve some of the pain. Elle will gnaw on a frozen teething toy for a little bit, but will quickly lose interest. But, if I give her an ice cube, she will work on […]

Kiwi Peach Puree

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I’ll never forget being a little girl, probably 4 or 5 years old, and riding around in the grocery cart at Winn Dixie, the market near our house. My Mother pushed the cart along and picked up this brown fuzzy thing in the produce aisle. She held it like a jewel and said, “It’s a […]

Breakfast Quinoa & Greek Yogurt Puree

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I feel like I’m always making a big pot of quinoa to add to my kale or cucumber greek salads. I often have a little left over, so I decided to add it to my daughter’s puree and see what she thought of this little ancient super grain. This superfood is actually great for everyone in the […]

Blueberry Quinoa Puree

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Making homemade baby food makes me so happy. One, I know exactly what ingredients I’m feeding my baby. Two, it’s a way to make sure she eats organic since I don’t want to feed my baby GMOs or multiple pesticides from sprayed fruit and veggies. And three, I’m saving so much money. You can’t beat that! […]

Apple Carrot with Quinoa Bites

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Just dropped off Elle, my 10-month-old at her grandparents house for the first time (insert crying HERE). This was my husband and I’s first adult trip away from home without our girl. We knew Elle was in good hands and it was only for 4 days, but, yes, I still cried. Before I left and since […]

Zucchini Carrot Bites

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Elle is going on 10 months now. I really love watching her grow, but please stop! – Where did my baby go? Already she is crawling like a jet, pulling herself up on mostly everything, and while I’m stuck saying, “Say mama!” out comes “dada dada.” My favorite part of motherhood is not just the […]

Eggs with Chorizo

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Breakfast is my favorite meal. Not only my favorite to eat, but my favorite to cook for family and friends. And the best breakfast dish of all? Eggs benedict! The morning is also my most creative time of the day. It’s when my brain is the most alert. I can multi-task with random work ideas, chores, […]

Strawberry Kale Smoothie

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What makes me last all day? Eating healthy food! My Baby Bullet is perfect for making baby purees. But why not also use it to make a smoothie for myself and my baby that I can take on-the-go? Elle is 9 months old, which means she is pretty much eating all sorts of food. We watched […]