Baby Feeding Tips

Make mealtime fun and easy with our baby feeding tips and ideas. From easy first recipes to on-the-go snack tips and ideas for fussy eaters, you'll find plenty of great advice on how to satisfy your moodie little foodie.

5 Tips to Help Your Child Be a Good Eater

A picky eater is tough on parents (and it’s tough on a picky eater too).

You may not be able to totally control your child’s tastebuds, but there are things you can do to help them develop into good eaters from a young age. Here are some of my best tips.

Help a Picky Eater

Help a Picky Eater

Adventures with First Foods

We just started Macks on solids at the beginning of the month. At six months, I thought he was really ready for solids. He was always reaching for my food and trying to put it in his mouth and took a huge interest when he would sit with us at the table during dinner time. 

Quick and Tasty Overnight Chia Seed Oatmeal

Now that I’m a mama to four, I feel like everything I do has to be quick and efficient so that everything stays under control. Breakfast has been where I’ve really been focusing my efforts. It has always been my favorite meal of the day and I know it’s the most important for my family. I always strive to give them something that’s healthy, tastes good, and doesn’t require a lot of work to bring to the table. Once I discovered the ever popular overnight oatmeal, I knew I found the perfect morning meal!

Overnight Chia Oatmeal

Toddler-Friendly: Yummy Tofu Quesadillas

Our son absolutely loves cheese–I think he got it from me. The other day we found this recipe for tofu quesadillas that ended up being a huge hit. It’s also a healthy twist on your classic quesadillas and makes for great finger food. Here’s how to make it:

Ingredients:

(serves 4)

2 Tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil (melted)

5 1/2 ounces of firm tofu crumbled

pinch of tumeric

pink of paprika

2 jarred roasted red bell peppers in oil (drained and chopped)

2 large handfuls of baby spinach leaves

1 tablespoon of cilantro

1/3 cup of shredded Monterey Jack or mozzarella cheese

4 flour tortillas

 

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a frying pan and fry the tofu with the turmeric and paprika for 4 to 5 minutes.

Stir in bell peppers, spinach and remaining oil and sauté until the spinach has wilted, about 1 minute. Season with cilantro

Heat one of the tortillas in a frying pan over low heat for 2 minutes. Spread half the tofu mixture over and then add half the cheese. Firmly press a second tortilla on top.

Fry until golden brown and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Remove from the pan and repeat with the remaining tortillas. Let cool slightly before cutting into wedges.

 

Our Favorite Colombian Treats

I have to say, my favorite thing to come out of Colombia is the food (my husband is a close second). When my husband and I first met, he started taking me to Colombian bakeries to enjoy some of his favorite treats. His favorite treats quickly became my favorite treats, and now our kids love them as well. We took Liam to his first Colombian restaurant when he was about 7 months old, and he got his first taste of a Colombian empanada. He’s been a fan ever since.

When it comes to Colombian food, we have our top three treats that we always enjoy because they’re portable and kid-friendly:

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