Author: karen

15 tips for making homemade baby food on a tiny budget

    Budget mamas, rejoice! You don’t have to fork over a ton of money in order to successfully make your baby’s food at home. Here are 15 smart tips that can help you feed your baby the best nutrition on a tiny budget.   Use food you already have at home   Babies can Read More

Healthy Cooking Tips for the Whole Family + 3 Recipes!

It’s the New Year, and one thing many of us want to do is eat more whole foods. What has been really helpful to me lately is to take it meal by meal, snack by snack, and intentionally choosing to rotate through the food groups throughout the day so that I make sure I’m at Read More

My New Year’s Resolutions…Goals

Am I the only one who (usually) fails miserably at completing their New Year Resolutions?…Like taps out completely February 1st?     Well, for 2018 I want to do something a little different. I don’t want to write down unrealistic resolutions for myself anymore because let’s be real, they probably aren’t going to happen. Going Read More

4 holiday inspired purees for baby

It’s finally my favorite time of the year: Christmas Time! I love everything about this season: the snow, the Christmas lights, the holiday music, seriously EVERYTHING! And if your love for Christmas is as serious as mine then that means EVERYONE within eye’s sight has to love Christmas too… bless my poor husband’s heart. I Read More

easy thanksgiving menu for new moms

Soon enough, Thanksgiving will be upon us! Can you believe it’s next week!? For many that means going to a friends or families home for the afternoon, talking, eating and leaving stuffed. But for many new mamas, you are the one doing the cooking. We all want our Thanksgiving to be memorable, and for the Read More

simple, no-fail roast turkey recipe

We all want our holiday turkey to turn out juicy and delicious. Back before we had kids, my husband and I would go all out for Thanksgiving, but now that we have little munchkins running around, we try to keep it simple. That way I can have less time in the kitchen and more time Read More

9 foods you didn’t know you could feed your baby

Many of us know that foods like bananas, avocado, brown rice, sweet potatoes and chicken are perfect starter foods for babies because they are nutritious yet mild tasting. But did you know you don’t have to be limited to the few most popular baby food ingredients? Chances are, most of what’s in your fridge or Read More

signs your baby is hungry or full when eating solids

Learning your baby’s cues for when he is still hungry or full is especially helpful when starting solid foods. This will help you feed him the right amount of food and it will teach him to stop eating when he is full. Try to avoid forcing him to eat “just one more bite,” or finish Read More

sweet potato puree recipe

As your baby gets more familiar with eating solids, gradually change the texture of the baby food. Start with a smooth puree, and graduate on to mashed foods, and eventually to table foods. Around nine months babies have usually mastered smooth purees, and are ready for soft, mashed foods; though every baby is different. Try Read More

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