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.

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

Pinch 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

Directions: 

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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How Did I Not Know About This Table Hack?

Let’s be honest. Eating anywhere other than at home with Baby is not the most convenient exercise in the world. Trying to keep them from picking food off a dirty table top or leaving a mess behind, it can be challenging. Even at home, in the high chair, at the table, with baby utensils, eating is an experience with our little one. So imagine my surprise when I saw some friends pull out the most perfect solution while we were out to eat.

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13 Nutritious Snacks for Kids

As a mother of three girls, I know just how very important snack time is. At our house, we have two snacks a day. One in the morning and one in the afternoon, after naps. Sometimes, it’s hard to find “new” snacks that the girls will like. I try especially hard to give my girls healthy foods, much of which I make at home. Here are some tasty “treats” that your kiddos will love — no matter what their age!

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