Healthy Snacks

Apple-Carrot Muffins

Apple-Carrot Muffins

These muffins are healthy and delicious! They’re baby-approved, little kid-approved, and I kinda love them myself. This is a great recipe for baby led weaning, finger foods, breakfast, toddler snacks, or after-school snacks. And bonus, they thaw nicely if you want to freeze some. I make a big batch of them and store them in […]

Baby-approved Smoothies

Baby-approved Smoothies

I sent this picture to my mom the other day and she commented that he was losing that baby look and starting to look like a little boy. Problem is, he’s 10 months old. He is a baby, and he’s underweight. I responded to her text with, “That’s called malnutrition.” Of course, he’s not really […]

Chocolate Apple Sweet Potato Muffins

Chocolate Apple Sweet Potato Muffins

I spent today making foods and freezing them for the babies. It’s a bit of work, but it’s really one of my favorite things to do. I’m not artsy or crafty; I can’t draw, I can’t paint, and any craft I attempt is a big Pinterest Fail. But playing with ingredients and mixing up recipes […]

Tonight’s adventure with BLW: Apples!

Tonight’s adventure with BLW: Apples!

We tried whole apples tonight and it was….interesting. They’ve had cooked apples before, so they were soft and easy for them to negotiate. But whole, hard, large apples were a tough new experiment for them. I took bites all around their apples so they could have a place to grip, and a place to bite. […]

Baby-Led Weaning Pumpkin Pie

Baby-Led Weaning Pumpkin Pie

Just in time for Thanksgiving, the perfect Baby-Led Weaning recipe for pumpkin pie! This was one of our first BLW foods and it was a big hit! There’s no added sugar, so you can feel (mostly) good about giving it to your little one. It’s is a 3-day recipe only because the ingredients need to […]

Chocolate-Vegetable Muffins

Chocolate-Vegetable Muffins

Steam 1 small chopped zucchini and 1/2 cup frozen broccoli florets until just tender. I use the Cuisinart Baby Food Maker, but you can just use a steamer and a blender. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together 2 eggs, 1/2 cup melted coconut oil, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup agave nectar, and 1 […]

Homemade Trail Mix

Homemade Trail Mix

Trail mix is a great snack for back-to-school, and making your own can save you a lot of money! Here’s how I make mine: Start with 3 cups of granola and 2 cups of Cheerios. Add 1 cup dried cranberries  and 1 cup raisins (or 2 cups of either). Mix in 2 cups of unsalted […]

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

These make a great low-calorie snack for mom, or a healthy alternative for a toddler! Start by mashing 3 very ripe bananas. As you can see, mine are very ripe! When my bananas start to get too ripe, I throw them in a freezer bag and stash them in the freezer. They always come in […]

Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Muffins

Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Muffins

I make a bunch of these in advance and freeze them for a convenient snack or breakfast on-the-go. To get started, wash and bake 2 sweet potatoes. Make rectangles with sides out of 2 sheets of tinfoil and place them on a cookie sheet. Poke holes in the potatoes with a fork, then grease them […]

Sweet Potatoes and Carrots

Sweet Potatoes and Carrots

My son loves sweet potatoes, but he’s never been much of a carrot fan (I don’t blame him–they’re definitely not my favorite either!). I used to roast sweet potatoes for him all the time, but then one day it occurred to me that I could probably sneak some carrots past him by using the same […]

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