Healthy Homemade Popsicle Recipes

Nothing reminds me of summer time as a kid more than sitting in the grass, eating an ice pop! Now that I am an adult and a mom, I want to continue this summer-time tradition with my own little man. But I also want to make sure they are something I can feel good about!Continue reading “Healthy Homemade Popsicle Recipes”

Tips for Parenting a Picky Eater

It is INCREDIBLY common for children to begin to develop food preferences- especially after they turn 1 year old! And these preferences, if not appropriately maintained, can lead to what we call “picky eating”….Rather than stressing yourself about this (because mom life has ENOUGH to worry about), lets chat about some of the things you can do to help work WITH your “picky eater”.

Top 10 Eco-Friendly & Educational Toddler Toys

With Jaxon’s second birthday coming up, I have spent a lot of time researching toddler toys lately. It is absolutely amazing all of the options out there but it can also be very overwhelming. So I wanted to put together a list of my to 10 favorite toys for toddlers that are both educational and eco-friendly.

Homemade Hummus Recipe

Hummus is one of my FAVORITE foods to make at home! Before I learned this recipe, I didn’t know how good hummus could truly be! It is such a versatile food that can add extra protein, healthy fat, calcium and non-heme iron to a meal that would otherwise lack those things! INGREDIENTS 1 can (15Continue reading “Homemade Hummus Recipe”

Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Jumbo Shells with Marinara and Ground Beef Sauce

Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 1/2 cup wilted spinach, fresh or frozen  1 can (24 ounces) marinara sauce 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, split 24 pieces jumbo pasta shells 24 ounces ricotta cheese 2 cups freshly shredded mozzarella cheese 1 egg, beaten Directions In a large pot over medium heat,Continue reading “Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Jumbo Shells with Marinara and Ground Beef Sauce”

Reverse Picky Eating with Food Chaining

Becoming more selective starts around 12-18 months for most children. When they begin to differentiate between items for flavor, colors, and textures and distinguish which they prefer. For some kids, selective (or picky) eating is a short-lived stage. For others, it can become an ongoing challenge and make mealtime a stressful, chaotic experience for everyone involved.

5 Fast Smoothie Recipes with Veggies

I always advocate that people (especially children) get their nutrients primarily from the foods they eat. And that they only use supplements if they absolutely can not meet their daily needs through what they eat…sometimes I have to find creative ways to get extra nutrients in! And one of the easiest ways to get a toddler to unknowingly have 2-3 servings of veggies- a smoothie!

Peanut Allergy Prevention

Since the early 2000s, the prevalence of food allergies in children has increased by 50% and peanut/tree allergies has more than TRIPLED! To help reduce the prevalence of this allergy, the American Academy of Pediatrics has some new guildelines of when to introduce this to your infant! Learn more: