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Glass half-full of milk outside

23 Jul Dairy for Babies

When I was a mom just starting solids with my baby I was very confused by the rules around dairy. It was clear that my little one wasn't supposed to drink cow's milk--only breastmilk or formula. But, on the other hand, there was yogurt marketed...

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Loaf of banana bread with one slice cut

19 Apr One-Bowl Banana-Zucchini Bread

This delicious recipe is a mash-up of two of my favorite simple baking projects: banana bread and zucchini bread. It's a quick bread, meaning that there's no yeast or kneading involved. And, unlike many similar recipes, it only requires one mixing bowl. This easy banana bread...

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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 grilled 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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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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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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