Category Archives: Baby Food Recipes

Kale & Sweet Potato Mash

kale and sweet potato

This is something I would make for Oliver when he was a baby. Now it’s one of Henry’s favorite things to eat. It’s nothing fancy, just sweet potatoes cooked with kale and blended together with a little sauteed garlic (garlic can be omitted). I like to leave it a little chunky for Henry since he’s […]

Favorite Trick to Keeping a Variety of Babyfood on Hand

freezing baby food

I absolutely love making homemade food for my newest little guy. But I’ll admit, I rely on packaged food from time to time, especially when I’m not prepared to make it from scratch. But lately I’ve adapted a handy trick for always being prepared when meal-time comes around. I’ve found it to be completely helpful […]

Apricot & Banana Baby Food with Cinnamon

Apricot banana with cinnamon baby food

I’ve been having fun introducing new foods to my littlest this Summer. Bananas were one of the first foods I introduced to him, aside from rice cereal. This apricot and banana blend, with just a small pinch of cinnamon, was a hit. I made a medium batch using 2 ripe bananas and 2 ripe apricots […]

Toddler Carrot Muffins, or “Baby Cakes”

toddler carrot muffin

Our 19 month old is in the midst of yet another teething episode. I’d like to blame his newly (okay, not that new) picky palette on it. I had my best friend over for the weekend and she was snacking on one of those packaged top-only muffins. Ollie wanted some so she gave him a […]

Mini Buckwheat Blueberry Pancakes

mini blueberry buckwheat pancakes

As my little baby has grown into a full blown toddler I’ve been battling with a newly picky palette. For someone who loves food and cooking, I never thought it would be hard to find new ways of cooking nutritious meals for my son. I never thought I would have to sneak in healthy fruits […]

Tomato Soup Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

When my sister was little she LOVED tomato soup. I used to hate it, but now as an adult I have grown to love it. Especially with grilled cheese sandwiches. One of Oliver’s favorites lunches is a grilled cheese sandwich. I always try to add a veggie to his grilled cheeses, whether it’s spinach, kale […]

Perfect Fall Finger Food – Roasted Cinnamon Apples

roasted apple salad-4

Roasted apples are the best finger food. And one of the healthiest around. Not only does Oliver love it, I love it too. I even chopped it up and put it into a green salad with balsamic dressing. It’s easy. It’s amazing. Did I mention there’s no added sugar? Yup,  just fresh sweet apples sprinkled […]

5 Favorite Snacks for Toddlers

MYHO 5 favorite toddler snacks

I’m always racking my brain for new and healthy snacks to give to my son. It’s easy to fall into the same food everyday category. Here’s a list of five of my favorite snacks that I like to alternate. Most of it, besides the yogurt, is finger food.     1.  Applesauce and whole-wheat crackers, […]

Baby’s First “Smash” Birthday Cake

Oliver's 1st birthday party! August 5th 2012 145

Some people might think a “smash” cake is a weird thing to give to a baby – but to be realistic, it’s what a baby does to any sort of food it’s near, they “smash” it, smoosh it, and destroy it before putting it into their little mouths. What I loved about this cake was […]

Peach & Raspberry Mash-up

peach and raspberry baby food

Berries and peaches are in season and what better way to introduce them fresh and in season to my son Oliver. He’s had them in a jar before, but you can’t beat fresh this time of year. I used an extra-ripe and soft peach, peeled the skin using a sharp knife and cut it into […]