9 Fall Dishes That Will Help You Deal with Summer’s End

  “Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.” ― William Cullen Bryant   Shut down the pool. Get out the rake. Summer has officially ended. Some of you may be thrilled about this. If you’re like me, there is a mourning period for the sun, the warm rains, and the carefree memories of the kids building sand castles […]

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Fall is already almost upon us, and my little one and I are already having fun with pumpkin in the kitchen. We recently made this healthy pumpkin banana bread together using a ripe banana, pumpkin purée, coconut oil, whole wheat flour, milk and maple syrup to sweeten it up just a bit. It is always […]

Strawberry Apple Carrot Purée

When I am preparing purées, I like to combine both fruit and vegetables so that we get all of the recommended servings in for the day. I have been making purées this way ever since we tested everything individually on my daughter to make sure she didn’t have any food allergies. In this mixed purée, […]

The Breakup: Letters Between the Avocado & the Peach

Dear Avocado, This has been the most amazing summer! I never thought I would meet someone like you. From the first time we crossed paths at that Memorial Day party to today, my life has been changed. I’m really looking forward to our future together! Love, Peach   Dear Peach, Hey, sweetie. Loved your note. But […]

Sweet Corn Quiche

My toddler loves this sweet corn quiche for breakfast, lunch or dinner. For a busy mom, it is one of my favorite dishes to whip up, because it only requires a few ingredients and very little time. Find a pre-made pastry shell and frozen corn at the grocery store to cut down even more time. […]

Watermelon Yogurt Popsicles

Entertaining kids during the summer, especially when you live in the desert, can be brutal. With it being so hot, my girls beg for popsicles to keep them cool after playing outside. I try my best to limit the overloaded sugar type popsicles, so we’ve been making our own versions to help! These have a base […]

Overnight Date Oatmeal

Date puree is one of my favorite alternatives to mashed or pureed bananas. It’s equally sweet and totally versatile, which means you can replace any banana puree with date puree! My youngest daughter is extremely picky, and has pretty severe sensory issues when it comes to eating. The one food that she loves oddly enough […]

Raspberry Peach Smoothie Bowl

Lately, we have been in a breakfast rut. My daughter and I have the same three breakfasts every week, and we have been getting tired of oatmeal, eggs and banana pancakes. A few days ago, I decided to switch things up and make this raspberry peach smoothie bowl with the fresh peaches we bought at […]

Chocolate & Greens Popsicle

Babies LOVE cold treats, especially on their sore and teething gums. Popsicles are awesome when it comes to soothing babies, but a lot of times they are loading with tons of unnecessary sugars. I love these popsicles because they taste like chocolate fudge, but have a secret veggie ingredient that no one would even guess! […]

Dried Fruit Puree

Dates are one of the easiest dried fruit purees, but also one of the best for your baby! They are great for the digestive system, and they also help satisfy that newly developed sweet tooth :). You can also save the extra puree and add it to baked goods for a natural sweetener!   Dried […]