A few days ago on the WBF Facebook page, we were discussing babies and their gas/wind/toots. In particular, someone asked if sweet potatoes made anyone’s little one gassy. There were several people who replied that sweet potatoes did indeed cause gas and for some, it seemed to be painful gas. I was curious about other [...]
This recipe is a multi-purpose recipe and may be served to all members of the family, babies included, depending on how you prepare it. Inside Out Crockpot Apple Crisp – Suitable for babies 7-8 months. Leave out nuts if serving to babies! Ingredients 1/4 cup brown sugar – more or less or none, it’s up [...]
Parisian Carrots – Baby’s Puree or Family’s Ginger Carrot Soup? Recipe for Carrot Baby Food and Ginger Carrot Soup
Have you ever tasted Parisian carrots? These very sweet, cute little carrot balls burst with color, taste and nutrients! According to the Seed Savers Exchange, the Parisian market carrot (Daucus carota), is a nineteenth-century French heirloom. It grows early in the season and can be a red-orange color. These sweet little carrots are about 1-2″ [...]
Saucy Meatballs – Tomato Sauce & Meatball Baby Food Recipe – Babies from 10 Months and Older can Enjoy!
Today I am posting my recipe for homemade meatballs and tomato sauce. Tomato sauce for babies? For many of us, some sort of “pasta night” is a weeknight ritual. In my house, forgetting skipping this ritual meal means that I subject myself to lots of huffing and puffing; cries of “But it’s pasta night!” may [...]
As you may already know, Greek yogurt is taking the world by storm, and with good reason. Many are finding that the extra creaminess of Greek yogurt is more enjoyable that regular yogurt. Along with the super creamy texture, Greek yogurt has a nice tang and is less sweet. Parents want to know, can babies [...]
The other night we had steamed broccoli, brown rice and salmon for dinner. It was a quick meal to prepare and not fancy or gourmet at all. I love being able to throw together a meal that is simple yet delicious and nutritious. As my babies were exploring the wonderful world of solid foods, I [...]
Sugar-Free Brown Rice Teething Biscuits – A recipe for homemade baby teething biscuits using brown rice ground at home!
Over the holidays I gifted myself a Cuisinart 14 cup Elite food processor. Even though my little Cuisinart mini-prep plus is still going strong, I want to expand my horizons. I want to start making more homemade foods like sauces, salsas, and do some shredding and slicing amongst other things that the mini-prep and my [...]
It’s New Year’s Eve and 2011 is about to be a part of our past (here on the East Coast U.S. that is) and many of you are already ringing in the New Year! The tradition of making a New Year’s resolution is one that I find rather silly and high-pressured. Most of the typical [...]
Salt in Baby Food – Study shows that early introduction of starchy foods with salt may contribute to varying health issues
You probably already know that it’s not a good idea to introduce salt into a baby’s diet. I am a firm believer in allowing children to enjoy the natural tastes of foods free from salt and sugary additives. Herbs and spices are a healthier, more flavorful choice when deciding to enhance foods for children of [...]
Yes! It’s another winter squash post and I’m ok with the fact that you may be rolling your eyes a wee bit. Butternut squash is just such a nutritious and wonderful vegetable that I can’t help myself, especially during the Holidays. One of the best things about butternut squash is that it is a veggie [...]
I have almost gone through all of the baked/pureed pumpkin that I had frozen over the last 2 months. I have about 4 cups left which is just enough for bread, pumpkin-ricotta wontons and tiny cheesecakes. Last week I thawed out a container full and have been mixing it into yogurt. Yesterday I made myself [...]
I am one of those people who just loves to get appliances and kitchen/tech gadgets for my birthday, Mother’s Day and Christmas. Now appliances are seldom thought of as romantic or thoughtful gifts and I know many of you might feel a bit insulted if you were to receive a new toaster as a birthday [...]