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Two glasses of Strawberry Watermelon Agua-Frescas

10 Jun 3 Easy Fruit Smoothies

A few summers ago I developed 75 smoothie and juice recipes for my cookbook Smoothie-licious. Since I was working at Parents during the week I primarily tested recipes over the weekends, sometimes making 4 or 5 smoothie recipes a day. I blended, we sipped, discussed,...

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See how to cut foods into safe pieces for baby-led weaning #babyledweaningfirstfoods #babyfoodrecipes #babyfood #babyledweaningideas

30 May How to Cut Foods for Baby-Led Weaning

You've probably seen photos online of babies practicing baby-led weaning, chomping down on a whole carrot or grasping raw apple slices. But, is this safe? Nope. Baby-led weaning, or baby-led feeding as I prefer to call it, means that babies feed themselves finger foods as soon as...

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Make easy and healthy fish baby food with this recipe from Real Baby Food #babyfoodrecipes #fishrecipes #firstfoods

22 May Fish Dinner for Baby

Get seafood into your baby’s diet early; there are few foods with as many nutritional benefits, including brain-boosting DHA, an especially important omega-3 fatty acid for babies. This mild-tasting, creamy purée from Real Baby Food is an excellent place to start on the fish front. As...

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Slow-Cooker Maple Dijon Pork is a great way to serve meat to baby-led weaning babies. Get the recipe! #easydinnerrecipes #slowcookerrecipes #babyledweaningrecipes #babyfoodrecipes

30 Apr Preparing Meat for Baby-Led Weaning

Preparing meat that's soft enough for baby-led weaning can be a little tricky. A just-cooked chicken breast or medium-rare steak is delicious for bigger kids and grown-ups, but babies need extra soft meat. If you're serving your baby purees, problem solved. I think the easiest way...

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17 Apr Can Babies Eat Eggs?

Eggs seem like a natural food for babies: soft, mild-tasting, and full of nutrition. But many parents wonder if it's safe to feed eggs to babies. It's true that eggs are one of the more allergenic foods for babies. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and...

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Baby-Led Feeding cookbook cover

16 Mar Baby-Led Feeding Has Arrived!

I am thrilled to announce that the Baby-Led Feeding cookbook is here! My goal with this baby-led weaning book is to empower moms and dads to raise happy, healthy, independent eaters, and it has been so gratifying hearing early feedback from readers. Whether you want...

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Red lentil and spinach puree

05 Feb Red Lentil and Spinach Baby Food

If you've ever doubted just how crucial the food is that we feed our babies, check this out. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released a policy statement urging pediatricians to advocate for a diet rich in specific nutrients during the first two years of life. These nutrients--including...

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