Healthy Date Cookies

Attention parents: you are going to love these healthy date cookies! No butter or added sugar, and they still taste delicious. My 2-year old loves to snack on them, and I don’t feel guilty because they are actually healthy for her. These date cookies are made with puréed dates, banana, oat flour, oats and almond […]

Black Bean and Oatmeal Puree

I broke down the other day and just grabbed a handful of pre-made baby foods (organic, of course). Don’t judge me. Which I know you would never. Those things come in handy while driving on the road or at the park. Because we all know when a kid is hungry they get hungry fast! Out […]

Peach Spinach Oatmeal Smoothie

When my baby girl started eating, she immediately began to favor fruits over vegetables. One way to sneak a serving of vegetables into your baby’s diet is in a delicious smoothie. This nutritious smoothie includes oatmeal, yogurt, banana, spinach and frozen peaches. The spinach is hidden by the sweet banana and peaches, so while my […]

Easiest Ever Homemade Granola

Always a sucker for a bargain, I recently was compelled to purchase four bags of Bob’s Red Mill rolled oats because they were on sale two for $5. How could I resist? The major catch is that I’m the person in my home who actually likes oatmeal, so I probably over did it a tad […]

Overnight Oats

Coming off of the overindulgence of the holiday season can be a bit of a beast. Following weeks of eating just about every cookie and drinking every glass of wine or champagne I could get my hands on, my brain and my gut flora are in a complete uproar, and the button on my jeans […]

Mango Lassi Puree

Mango Lassi is a delicious drink made with mangos and yogurt. Sounds yummy, right? I recreated this drink for my daughter, except I turned it into a filling first food puree that she could enjoy with a spoon. The addition of bananas and oats turned it into a heartier morning breakfast. This recipe is so […]

Mango, Oats and Cream Puree

Good morning, baby! Are you hungry? Well, lucky for you, you and your little one can eat and enjoy this recipe together! Think of this recipe as a porridge or cereal. After blending up this puree, it smells and tastes so good! Mango has that perfect sweetness to balance out the oats and the calcium from […]

Avocado, Oatmeal and Pear Puree

This puree is perfect as baby’s first food since it’s very light on a baby’s tummy. Have you ever fed plain cereals to your little ones? They tend to just spit them out because they are very bland. Well, lets add some flavor using fresh ingredients like avocado, paired with the natural sweetness of a nice, ripe pear. These two […]

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 […]

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 […]