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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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Finger foods cut into small pieces for safe baby-led weaning

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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Fish dinner Real Baby Food

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 from Baby-Led Feeding

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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05 Feb Baby-Led Feeding Cheatsheet

If you're practicing baby-led feeding with your little one, you'll want to make sure that everyone who takes care of your baby is on the same page. Here are some helpful tips for grandparents and caregivers. Baby-led feeding is a growing trend in starting solids. It’s...

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