Lentil soup

Soups and stews are an important part of our family’s diet, so it was only natural that I look for recipes and ideas I can incorporate into Simona’s diet. I want to make sure she gets wholesome meals with variety of ingredients. The added numerous benefits of this legume make it an easy choice for…

Breakfast for champions

Breakfast is becoming a bit more challenging after passing the 12 months mark. On one hand, Simona’s appetite is growing quicker so we have a shorter window to react and prepare food. At the same time, she is demanding chunkier/harder consistencies in her food, so purees and cereals no longer make the cut. The below…

Veggie puree

The meals I prepared for Simona during the 7-9 month mark were some of the easiest and fastest foods to date. I enjoyed basically throwing whatever veggies I had in the fridge into a saucepan and boil them up. As she was still quite physically demanding on me (read this as, she had to be…

Potato squash puree

This recipe was one of the first more complex combinations I offered Simona. It’s a great option to introduce egg yolk, which can be quite the textural surprise for new solid eaters. I hope your baby foodies enjoy it! Ingredients: 1 medium organic red potato 1 medium squash ½ egg yolk 1 tsp olive oil…

Millet porridge

I made a lot of porridge varieties for Simona when she started solids, especially after the end of the 6th month. The preparation for porridge is quite easy and simple and you can choose what type of flour to use. For example, we used rice, millet, and amaranth flour and we switched them up often….

Banana muffins

Here’s a quick recipe, adapted from a banana bread recipe that is perfect for breakfast or afternoon snack. Ingredients: 2 mashed bananas 1 egg ½ cup organic rice flour 1 tsp cinnamon Directions: Preheat oven to 375F. Combine all ingredients together and mix well. Pour mixture into a muffin tin, pre-lined with paper liners Bake…

Baked zucchini

I love how easy it is to steam or bake zucchini. This versatile vegetable offers plenty of opportunities to create tasty and creative meals that are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. One our favorite family friendly recipes is a zucchini-bake and so it made sense to offer this to Simona. What’s good about it is…

Cauliflower patties

These days, cauliflower is making a trendy comeback. There are all sorts of products leveraging the benefits of this versatile vegetable. For us, it has been a reliable partner for many of the veggie purees in the beginning days of introducing solids. As we’ve gotten closer to the 1 year mark, I like using cauliflower for…

Feeding Schedule

I had a hard time trying to figure out how I should feed my baby solids and when. Unfortunately, our pediatrician wasn’t very informative and I was left sorting through various online sources and books to make my own plan. Below is a rough idea of what worked for us, from the time we started…

Choosing fat

Toddlers under the age of 2 need fat to be able to develop and reach milestones. About 2/3 of their brains are made up of fat and without it, it may not develop as it should. In the early months of starting solids, I wanted to add more taste to her vegetables and thought offering…

Couscous for breakast

I have a secret to share – I love any sort of pasta. I have a feeling Simona shares my love for all pasta products. After she passed the 8 month mark, I noticed she was ready to try different textures in her food. While I was still a bit apprehensive to offer chunkier food…

Yogurt

Yogurt is a big part of our family’s diet. Ever since I was a little child, I have consumed yogurt in different ways – on its own, diluted with water as a refreshing drink, as soup with cucumbers, dill and garlic as well as part of family-favorite recipes.When choosing yogurt, you want to make sure…