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  • Has anyone heard of the Borden Future Champion Contest?

    Have you ladies entered the borden facebook photo contest? It’s really cool because you can win free milk for a year! as a single mom of a toddler, I think this is such a big help for me and I want to share the opportunity with other parents who are struggling as well. The top 5 most voted photos win here is where you submit make sure you use one of their frames or your submission will not count

    Posted February 16, 2018 at 4:56 pm
    Sounds like a fun way to win milk! Good luck!
  • Instagram Inspiration

    Anyone follow foodies on Instagram? Mashable has a great list! Who are your favorites? Are they on the list?

    Posted September 16, 2013 at 11:02 am
    I love this list! Definitely going to follow some of them now! The only food oriented photos that…
  • Favorite quick fix meal?

    I’m looking to experiment in the kitchen and while Pinterest has been my main source of inspiration – I’d love to hear your favorite meals!

    Posted September 26, 2013 at 1:59 pm
    my twins love broccoli, especially roasted with some garlic and olive oil
  • School lunches…here we go!

    Mamas! Please help! I need some non-sandwich ideas for easy school lunches. My kids gets bored so quickly!

    Posted August 12, 2013 at 10:55 am
    Some other ideas that we like are boiled eggs, mini burritos or quesadillas stuffed with vegetables…
  • Do you Bento?

    I’ve been following the #bentoaday hashtag on IG and it has definitely gotten me motivated to start having more fun with my sons’ lunches. I’m hoping this helps with his picky-ness by giving him a fun, healthy lunch instead of the usual sammie and snacks.

    Posted September 18, 2013 at 1:52 pm
    Wow, that’s so awesome of his school!
  • What to feed a picky eater?

    My oldest is a very picky eater. He eats healthy, but he is unwilling to give new foods a try. I try to make food fun but find that if it is not one of his staple foods, he doesn’t really give it a try. I have bought books, tried different “kid friendly” recipes and such, but I am having the hardest time getting my oldest to eat what we eat. My dream is to get my entire family to eat the ONE meal I prepared for dinner without having to suppliment. So… What do you feed a picky eater?

    Posted September 17, 2013 at 2:11 pm
    Just saw that today’s Question of the Day is about picky eaters and thought of you, Laura: ht…
  • Birthday cake for one year old's birthday

    I’m trying to decide what kind of a cake to make for my son’s first birthday. I’m feeling stuck between wanting to make a somewhat healthy light cake with fresh fruit or a super sweet frosting-overload cake. My son doesn’t really have a preference for chocolate or vanilla since he doesn’t eat sweets yet, but I figured his first birthday was a pretty special occasion that deserves a pretty special cake. What are some fun ideas for a birthday cake that could be maybe be a little healthy and a little decadent?

    Posted August 25, 2013 at 9:12 pm
    This carrot cake looks amazing! It has 3 cups of carrots, so at least it’s good for your eyes…
  • Peanut free classroom

    My peanut butter loving son has just been placed in a peanut-free classroom this year. I dread telling him that his peanut butter and honey sandwich days are over for the year, at least Monday through Friday! Any suggestions for encouraging him to branch out and try some new foods?

    Posted August 19, 2013 at 10:04 pm
    What a beautiful blog with delicious, healthy recipes. So glad you recommended it!
  • President, Pregnancy and Pediatrics

    Cooking When Both Parents Work

    How do you ensure you cook healthy food for your family if you and your spouse both work outside the home? The key to keeping it all going is planning. I plan my weekly meal list (including lunchbox foods and snacks) on Sunday and make a big trip to both the grocery store and farmer’s market. If I don’t have time or am out of town over the weekend, it’s rough planning meals, going to the store AND cooking meals after work. Any secret tips that work for your family?

    Posted August 1, 2013 at 3:01 pm
    Genius! Mine doesn’t have an automatic timer, so I’ll be getting one that does!
  • Homemade Baby Food (Age 6-9 months) Part II

    Roasted Blueberries, Apples, and Steamed Spinach 2 Cups Organic Blueberries 2 Organic Apples (Honeycrisp, Granny Smith or Pink Lady), cut in half lengthwise 8 oz. Organic Baby Spinach Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly coat with olive oil. Place blueberries in the center of the baking sheet. Position apples halves around the berries and bake for 10 mins. The blueberries are ready once their juices start to run a little. Remove them with a spatula from the baking sheet and continue baking apples until a knife can easily pierce through the flesh. In the meantime, steam baby spinach for 5 mins. Reserve cooking liquid. Once the apples are cool enough to handle, cut out the core and chop into smaller chunks. Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Add reserved steaming liquid if mixture is not pureeing easily. Roasted Butternut Squash and Red Lentils 1 Cup Organic Red Lentils 1 Med. Butternut Squash, peeled and diced into 1-inch cubes 1 Sm. Onion, chopped Olive Oil Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss squash and onions in a little olive oil and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 15-25 mins., turning once, until squash is tender. In the meantime, combine 2 cups water with 1 cup lentils in a small pot. Cover and bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 25 mins. Combine squash mixture and lentils in food processor or blender. Puree until desired consistency for baby is reached. *I like to spice the squash a little with either a very mild curry or cinnamon. Depending on your baby’s preference, you can easily incorporate additional spices to the recipe by adding it to the squash before roasting.

    Posted August 14, 2013 at 11:30 am
  • Homemade Baby Food (Age 6-9 months) Part I

    Since a baby’s gag reflex is still pretty strong at this age, I recommend using a food processor or good quality blender to get the smoothest texture possible. Adding extra water while pureeing helps a lot too. To expedite the cooking process, try making a few recipes at once that require roasted fruits or veggies. That way you can just throw everything in the oven to cook at the same time. Steamed Pears & Peas with Roasted Banana 4 Ripe Organic Bartlett Pears, cut in half lengthwise 1 Cup Frozen Organic Peas 1 Ripe Organic Banana Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roast banana on baking sheet lined with foil, parchment, or silpat. The banana should be soft and browned, about 8-10 mins. Steam pears until tender, about 5-8 mins. A knife should easily pierce the flesh when inserted. Remove pears with tongs and allow to cool. In the meantime, using the same steaming liquid as with the pears, place peas in steamer basket and cook for 8-10 mins. Once the pears are cool enough to handle, remove core and scoop flesh into food processor or blender. Add the steamed peas and peeled banana and puree until smooth. If the texture is too chunky for your baby, add some of the steaming liquid while pureeing. Roasted Sweet Potato (Yams) and Cinnamon 1 Garnet Yam, washed and wrapped in foil 1 tsp. Organic Unsalted Butter 1/4 tsp. Organic Cinnamon Preheat oven to 425 degrees and roast sweet potato until tender all the way through, about 30-45 mins. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Peel potato and place in food processor with butter and cinnamon and puree until smooth, adding liquid as needed. If you have water leftover from steaming fruit or veggies, you can use that otherwise plain water is fine too. The puree can be made with no water added and then thinned with breastmilk when serving to baby. Adding breastmilk to the entire batch is not recommended as the milk will most likely spoil before the sweet potatoes are finished.

    Posted August 1, 2013 at 1:16 pm
    Those recipes sound so much more appealing than some of the store-bought options out there! As bab…

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