Nutrition

Is My Baby Ready For Solid Foods?

“My baby is starting to show an interest in what I’m eating. What should I do now?”   Our IBCLC Dominique is here with some tips for introducing solids! Is my baby ready for solids?   Before introducing solids, it is important that your baby is developmentally ready. These signs usually show up around six … Continue reading “Is My Baby Ready For Solid Foods?”

Cauliflower Zucchini Puree

Cauliflower is one of the most versatile vegetables in the world! Steam it, bake it, broil it, boil it, blend it, mash it, or eat it raw! The possibilities are endless! Best of all it has barely any flavor except a slightly sweet mild earthiness. Blended with a tiny amount of broth and this puree … Continue reading “Cauliflower Zucchini Puree”

Orange Carrot Puree

Orange carrot juice is one of the most pleasant yet unexpected combinations! Somehow they just work together in spite of how different they seem. They don’t just taste good together, though, they pack a huge nutritional punch when paired! The vitamin C and beta carotene alone is worth a swig or two. My only reservation … Continue reading “Orange Carrot Puree”

Baby Pear Cantaloupe Puree

I found these adorable tiny pears at my local grocery store and just couldn’t help myself! They are the cutest thing I have seen since the tiny apples started showing up! These tiny pears are a little denser than the larger variety, so they hold this delicate puree together very well. Ever so, regular pears … Continue reading “Baby Pear Cantaloupe Puree”

Papaya Berry Blend

Strawberries are in season here in sunny south Florida! We went out and picked our own last week and they were perfect! What better fruit to have on hand when Kiinde introduced me to the new sip straw adaptor? This straw adaptor is the best… I tried to squeeze the pouch and get the liquids … Continue reading “Papaya Berry Blend”

Sweet Parsnips

Parsnips are one of the most underused vegetables in American kitchens! Parsnips are high in fiber, antioxidants, B-6, phosphorus, vitamin C.. I could go on like this forever.. they are a nutritional powerhouse! If you haven’t introduced them to baby yet, now is the time. This simple and easy recipe has a sweetness and a … Continue reading “Sweet Parsnips”

Banana Nut Oatmeal

I know what you are going to say… you can’t give babies nuts… but that is a debatable statement. Doctors now are saying, if you have no familiar signs that point to potential nut allergies, you can consider feeding baby nuts earlier than the one year mark. If you are considering feeding a baby under … Continue reading “Banana Nut Oatmeal”

Sweet Squash Pudding

Rice pudding is an easy and delightful treat. Usually it is packed with sugar, but not this version. Acorn squash and milk lend a hand in adding sweetness, but this recipe is still not too sweet. The creamy texture and spices highlight the natural flavors in the recipe. The rice provides an amazingly filling meal … Continue reading “Sweet Squash Pudding”

Banana Mango Zucchini Puree

Mango is an excellent source of dietary fiber and vitamin C, but it is also packed with sugar. That is why we are adding the zucchini, to provide a low sugar filler. The banana adjusts the consistency and backs up the vitamins to create a well rounded and complete meal for your little one. The … Continue reading “Banana Mango Zucchini Puree”

Pomegranate Pear

Pomegranates are everywhere in the fall. They are so lovely and nutritious but an absolute mess and a choking hazard. So this baby food makes so much sense! When fully cleaned and blended with pear the stain factor is diminished if not totally eliminated. We are blending and straining the pulp to eliminate the choking … Continue reading “Pomegranate Pear”