Waffles and Banana Yolk Mash

It’s true. Sometimes I feed my baby things I’d never eat and, well, actually find gross. This is one of them, but when you look at from a growing baby nutritional standpoint I’m totally justified. At least I think am.

According to NutritionData.com, 1 large egg yolk has just over 50 calories, 5 g of fat and 3 g of protein. It’s also a good source of Folate and Vitamin B12. Mix one in with a sweet banana and a dollop of yogurt and you’ve got yourself a nice little meal for baby. Will he eat it? Find out in our next Baby Food Adventure…. Read the rest of this post »»

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Creamy Black Beans and Tomatoes from the Pantry

What’s the saying?

“A face only a mother could love?”

Well, this may be a dish only “the cook” can love.

I whipped this up on a whim a couple of days ago. I really didn’t know where I was going with it. I just wanted a big bowl of warm goodness and that’s what I got.

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Lemon Thyme Tuna Burgers

Sometimes I’ll make something and then get obsessed, making it over and over and over again.

It happened twice last week. First with The Most Amazing Bowl of Oatmeal EVER! I now have to stop myself from eating it every single morning. I decided to make a deal with myself and alternate eggs and oatmeal for breakfast from now on. Today was an omelet. Tomorrow you can bet I’ll be going to town on some banana, peanut butter, and chocolate oatmeal.

The other was this tuna burger. Read the rest of this post »»

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Our Valentine’s Day Pizza

Four years ago I posted a photo journal of “The Toddler” and I making pizza.

FOUR YEARS AGO!

Click here to see it. Honestly, it’s blowing my mind for 2 reasons. 1.) I can’t believe how old my baby is and 2.) I can’t believe I get to do it all over again with Little Bean!

Here’s a couple of pictures from our Valentine’s celebrations tonight… Read the rest of this post »»

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The Most Amazing Bowl of Oatmeal EVER!

I’m not kidding. I could not believe how good this was. A warm bowl of heaven.

The combination of banana and chocolate chips is a favorite of mine. Add in just a touch of peanut butter and it’s the perfect trifecta.

Not only did it taste amazing, it filled me up. It may not be the lightest breakfast but it’s a fun variation chock full of good stuff. Read the rest of this post »»

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Book Giveaway: My Two Year Old Eats Octopus

I can’t say enough good things about this book. The author doesn’t hit you over the head with stead fast rules or try to sell some new catch phrase approach — if I hear the phrase baby-led weaning one more time my head is going to explode — she simple shares her thoughts, experiences and advice in a very easy to read, digestible way. It gave me a lot to think about and helped me approach things from a different angle quite a few times. Read the rest of this post »»

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Chickpea and Cucumber Salad with Dried Cherries and Cheese

I’ve recently discovered the amazing combination of cheese and dried cherries. I know, it sounds weird, but seriously… good!

The other day I smeared some Laughing Cow Light Swiss on Cucumber slices and then topped with a cherry. It was a fun, sweet twist on standard cheese and crackers. Well, cheese and cucumbers, my “cracker” replacement.

I liked the combination so much I decided to turn it into a lunch salad. It was delicious! Read the rest of this post »»

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