“Palak Paneer” for Toddlers

One of my favorite Indian dishes is Palak Paneer, a type of spinach curry.  It is a creamy spinach dish that has cubes of paneer in it (almost like farmer cheese). It was my inspiration for this toddler’s version. Ingredients: ~ Frozen chopped spinach (I usually use a 10 oz bag) ~ Cottage cheese (up […]

Post Sesame Street Cereals for Toddlers (**BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY**)

  I received product for review purposes. I was not otherwise compensated, and all opinions are my own. Post has been a trusted family cereal brand for decades, and now they have released three new great cereals just for your toddler. I received the A is for apple and B is for banana, but they […]

Easy Zucchini for Toddlers and Kids

I am always looking for ways to prepare veggies for my kids and family.  I have always loved zucchini and came up with this extremely simple way to prepare it so that I could introduce it into my toddler’s diet as she started eating solids. Ingredients needed: Zucchini and/or Summer Squash Seasonings I buy organic […]

NurturMe Introduces New Versatile Organic Dry Meal Pouches and Toddler Snacks

NurturMe Introduces New Versatile Organic Dry Meal Pouches and Toddler Snacks From four months to four years, NurturMe helps parents feed their children better from the ground-up  AUSTIN, TEXAS, April 2013—NurturMe, the first and only family of certified-organic, dried fruit and veggie meals, announced today they are expanding their award-winning line of organic dried baby […]

Beets for Baby!

Beets are a great way to get some different colors and nutrients into your children’s diet.   Beets are very nutritious, and a great source of energy, packed with a variety of vitamins and minerals. Preparing beets as homemade baby food is very easy. ~ Peel and rinse the beets, then cut into slices.  If […]

Spice it Up! (Part 2)

In my last posting of Spice it Up!, I shared with you that my son comes from a culturally diverse background.  We have really tried to introduce all types of foods and flavors to my son, and we started when he was 8 months old by adding spices and herbs into his homemade baby food.  […]

Spice It Up with Mush Homemade Baby Food

My son comes from a culturally diverse background, my background is Swedish and Italian, and my husband’s is Indian.  So needless to say, eating bland, tasteless food is just not an option!  I have been adding herbs and spices to his food since he was 8 months old, which is the current recommendation from most […]

Mush Homemade Baby Food: Great Grains

When I introduced my son to solid food at 6 months, I used commercial instant baby rice cereal.  To be honest, at the time, I didn’t even realize that preparing baby rice cereal from scratch was an option.  I just assumed that it had to come from a box!  The more I read, and the […]

Not Your Average Baby Food

Thank you for joining us in this mini-series. This is the last of the baby food posts (at least for the summer), but come join us tomorrow for the Cloth Diapering 101 segment by a special guest. ******************* Whether you puree or not, make your own or buy at the store, one thing is almost […]

Starting Solids the Baby-Led Way

So you want to know what all the fuss is about in Rapley’s Baby-led weaning?   In a nutshell, with Baby-led weaning, you offer the baby real food (not pureed) and allow him to feed himself spoon-less (while resisting the urge to interfere).  While most babies won’t choke, this approach (as I gather) is not for the faint […]

Make Your Own Baby Food and the Infamous Super Porridge

You can’t really argue with the fact that making your own baby food costs less.  But did you know that it is also more nutritious?  Don’t get me wrong, I won’t be a stickler and only allow my baby to eat homemade foods (I will definitely use HappyBaby Organic foods as the alternative), but I […]