Real Baby Food Tag

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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Brown eggs in a white bowl

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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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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10 Jan Family Recipe: Coconut Curry Mussels

This may sound shocking, but I believe that mussels are the ultimate kid-friendly food. How fun is it to scoop your dinner out of seashells? Parents also like them because they’re high in protein and iron and almost shockingly inexpensive. They're also a sustainable seafood, so it's...

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

09 Oct A Fish Dish 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....

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Pumpkin muffins

24 Nov The Pumpkin Muffins That Made Me a Liar

As parents when we want to convince our kids to eat new foods it seems natural to extol their health benefits. "Jicama is soooo fun to eat--and full of fiber!" "Milk will help fill your tummy and build strong bones!" "Plain yogurt is the best--none of those nasty added sugars!" Sounds enticing to me, but it turns out that kids are not impressed. A 2014 study found that children are actually less likely to eat a food if they have been told how healthy it is. Just like a kid, right? I witnessed this very phenomenon with my own eyes a few days ago. Saturday morning I baked pumpkin chocolate chip muffins adapted from a quick bread recipe in The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion. I switched up the method a bit, subbed in some whole wheat flour, cut the sugar, and trimmed the amount of chocolate chips. The result was delicious -- tender, still sweet, and very pumpkin-y.
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15 Aug The Summer Recipe You Should Make ASAP

I admit that I am a fair weather Greenmarket shopper. Each year I sit out December-April, then head back in May for the promise of asparagus and, eventually strawberries. By summer I am a farmer's market fanatic. I love seeing how the market's offerings change week by week, with strawberries disappearing in late June (boo) about the same time peaches make their appearance (yay). Blueberries and zucchini arrive, then corn, and finally in August tomatoes and bell peppers. But for me peaches are queen. Ask me my favorite fruit, and I'll say a juicy, fragrant peach. The best peaches are only around for about six weeks, just a fraction of the year, so I buy many and eat them any which way I can. One of my favorite preparations is this gorgeous peach salsa. Fruit salsas are a staple at our house all year 'round. I love how they can add a punch of acid and sweet to a savory dish; I've found this sweet/savory combination especially appealing to kids. In fact, I included a recipe for Tropical Pork Tenderloin with a mango and red pepper salsa in Real Baby Food. But in the summer it's all about peaches. Last weekend I prepared this salsa at a book signing/demo at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket.   In action at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket
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20 Jun People Are Talking (About Real Baby Food)

Real Baby Food has been out for almost two months, and I'm happy that it has received a strong response. I believe so much in making cooking easy and accessible for parents, and it was my goal with Real Baby Food to show moms and dads that whether they're cooking for a 6 month-old or a 6 year-old, feeding and eating with kids can be fun, enjoyable, and delicious for everyone involved. I've been honored to have Real Baby Food featured on many of my favorite sites and thought I'd share the full list in case you missed any of these thoughtful posts.
  • Mama Glow called Real Baby Food a "Glow Worthy Book". (Mama Glow is one of my favorite new websites, by the way. It's so positive and, frankly, I feel calmer and happier just looking at it!)
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