30+ (Healthy!) First Finger Food Ideas

 

Finger foods are your baby’s first step in the transition to table food—and let’s face it: Without the need to spoon feed, you now have two hands free during meal time (score!). But many packaged finger foods that are made specifically for this toddler stage are loaded with salt and sugar, according to a recent […]

Video Tutorial: How to Dice an Onion

It’s one of the most-commonly asked questions in all of our cooking classes: How to chop an onion. Here’s a simple tutorial for the perfect dice every time!

Sneaky Healthy Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

My toddler is going through a crazy picky stage.  She loves carbs (liked her mama) and detests vegetables (unlike like her mama).  You can imagine my frustration when my daughter’s meals sit on her plate uneaten. It’s like, c’mon, girl—I went to culinary school! This is GOOD food!

I tell myself that this phase won’t […]

6 Things You Might Not Know About Jarred Baby Food

One of the most common questions I get asked about baby food is this: “Why should I make my own? Isn’t jarred food the same thing?” The truth is that while the ingredients might read the same as what you’d use to make at home (like carrots and water, for example), there are many […]

By |November 28th, 2016|Baby Food|0 Comments

Pumpkin-Cinnamon Pouches

I want my toddler to share my love of holiday food–and that’s especially true for Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin is actually one of the only traditional items that, was served at The First Thanksgiving feast between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag people, so, why not start your baby’s first Thanksgiving off right, too?

This recipe uses traditional fall […]

Yes, you CAN get your picky eater to eat a vegetable!

As the parent of a picky 3 year old, I know how hard it is to get veggies from their plate to the belly. Getting my daughter to touch veggies is HARD, and giving in to what I know she will eat would be way easier. Luckily, I’m more stubborn than she is, and […]

By |November 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mini Stuffing Bites

Why, I ask you, is stuffing limited only to Thanksgiving? This post is my plea to make Thanksgiving’s best side dish extend throughout the winter. It’s the ultimate comfort food–and this version redeems itself by containing also veggies and a fruit (and, ahem, sausage and butter).  I love these bite sized versions for many reasons:

It’s a […]

Pasta with Creamy Butternut Squash

I know you’ve got strong guns from carrying that baby around all day or from lugging all the things that your toddler refuses to carry. You’ll need those muscles to cut through a butternut squash! But if you’re not feeling up for the challenge, here area few shortcuts:

The most economical way to purchase a squash […]

Slow Cooker Applesauce

Nothing makes the house smell quite like fall than the smell of cinnamon and apples slowly cooking all afternoon.

I admit that I’m not one that often pulls out my slow cooker. Most of the good recipes I find require too many steps that, for me, eliminate the convince factor of using a slow cooker […]

By |October 24th, 2016|Fall, Healthy Snacks|0 Comments