Should You “Start with Veggies” when Starting Solids?

“I was told I had to start with veggies or my baby wouldn’t ever like them,” said the DM from a worried new parent…Let me assure you this is absolutely….

5 Myths about Starting Solids

When it comes to starting solids for babies, many parents feel confused and even overwhelmed. Let’s debunk some of these common feeding myths when it comes to starting solids with our baby with some evidence-based feeding information.


Building a Balanced Plate for Baby (6-11months)

When starting solids, a question I am often asked is “What foods should I offer to make sure my baby gets what they need to grow?” Here is a quick guide for building balanced and nutrient-dense meals for your baby that will help support proper growth & development AND also help expose them to aContinue reading “Building a Balanced Plate for Baby (6-11months)”

Is my baby still hungry or full? Responsive Feeding for Starting Solids

Even if they can’t talk yet, babies have all kinds of ways to tell us when they’re hungry & when they’ve had enough! feeding & trusting your child to listen to their body. 

Infant Iron Needs

Iron is an essential nutrient that’s used to make hemoglobin which helps blood carry oxygen and deliver it to all the other cells. Without hemoglobin, the body will stop producing healthy red blood cells and your baby’s muscles, tissues, and cells might not get the oxygen they need! Iron is also important for the immuneContinue reading “Infant Iron Needs”

Baby Led Weaning: Sweet Potato

When thinking of “first foods“, especially for BLW, sweet potato is often on the top of the list. In fact, it was one of the first things I made for Jax when he started self feeding. Check out how happy he was munching on sweet potato for the first time (at 6.5 months old). SweetContinue reading “Baby Led Weaning: Sweet Potato”

BLW: How to Serve Carrots

Carrots are a particularly good source of fiber, vitamin K, potassium, and antioxidants! Carrots are a great source of beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A promotes good vision and is important for growth, development, and immune function (all things little humans need)! Despite their name- “baby carrots” are actuallyContinue reading “BLW: How to Serve Carrots”

Baby Led Weaning 101

Traditionally American parents started off feeding their children either rice cereal, pureed fruit, and veggies, or a combination of the two. In the US, true solids or “finger foods” are often not introduced until closer to 9 months however that’s not necessary! While researching, I happened across the newly trending “Baby Led Weaning” on socialContinue reading “Baby Led Weaning 101”

Mommy and Me Meal Plan

In special commemoration of the @snackswithJax 100th Instagram post, we decided to share a meal plan for other mamas who are hungry too! Something that has taken some adjusting is becoming used to the idea that my needs are NEVER first. Because of that, I would find myself STARVING at 9pm after putting Jax down, cleaningContinue reading “Mommy and Me Meal Plan”