Category Archives: Food

BEST Baked Pumpkin Seeds

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Happy Fall!

[Taken from TLC Family , then adapted a bit]

Preheat oven to 350°F. Separate the pumpkin seeds from the fibers. Wash, drain, and dry the seeds on paper towels. Coat 11/2 cups seeds with 1 teaspoon vegetable oil. Toss the seeds with salt (or omit salt and toss seeds with any of the suggested seasonings below), and spread them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake, stirring occasionally, 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Sugar and Spice Pumpkin Seeds

Add 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice. (I used Pumpkin Spice instead of Allspice. Super good!)

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Super YUMMY Natural Baby Breakfast

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I want Ella to eat lots of oatmeal for the extra iron, vitamins, and minerals it provides. I buy her Earth’s Best Whole Grain Organic; either ‘Apple Sweet Potato, or just Original. (I also saw Dr. Sears recommend this on a random YouTube clip I came across)Baby oatmeal, organic, Earth's Best, Whole Grain

To get her to actually enjoy eating oatmeal I have figured out the BEST [natural] concoction: 

    • 1/4 cup of the oatmeal
    • [about] 1/8 cup of water
    • 3 tablespoons plain Whole Milk Yogurt with honey
    • Dash of cinnamon [to taste]
    • Teaspoon organic-nothing added Peanut Butter (optional)
Share your baby approved healthy recipes with me!
Check out my other nutritious concoction for baby: Sweet Potato-Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese.
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Smart Healthy Baby Solid Food: Mac & Cheese

I want to keep my little-baby-beauty, Ella, as healthy as possible. So I feed her as ‘clean’ and organic as possible, when possible.

One of Ella’s favorites is Annie’s Organic Shells & White Cheddar. Which I typically substitute the milk with Greek Yogurt. Which also means I never need to add any butter.

This weekend I made it EVEN healthier. I stirred in sweet potato baby puree. IT WAS SO GREAT! The bonus: it takes on the appearance of typical ‘orange’ mac & cheese; which I assume may make a picky toddler even more likely to eat it.

Let me know if you try it. Baby approved!

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Baby’s First Solids Feeding Solution

"pacifier spoon", "pacifier and feeding device", Spoonifier, "baby first solid foods"When we first started baby Ella on solids at 6 months she was not very excited about it. She would spit out the food or simply refuse it. Call it mothers intuition, but I thought to put the pureed food on her pacifier and it worked instantly. She swallowed all of the food I gave her.

After a bit of Googling I came across the fact that the ‘pacifier-spoon’ method for teaching baby to eat solid foods was recommended by speech therapists/feeding therapists!

Jump ahead, and I am now marketing this concept patent for the patent owner (yes, it was already patented, only a few weeks before I researched patenting the idea myself! What are the odds…)

Check out a video of the Pacifier-Spoon method:

Did you come across this post because you were having trouble getting your baby to eat solids? Let me know [by commenting] how this works for you and your baby!

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