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.

Keeping Baby Happy While Battling the Flu

Thanks to Disney Baby for sponsoring this post and giving me Mickey Mouse 2-pack Insulated Spill Proof Sippy Cups for free.

The flu.

F-L-U.

Three simple letters that can send shivers down the spines of parents. This week, has been one of dozens of diaper changes, unscheduled baths, and trying to pump fluids into our little guy as recommended by our doctor.

KJ's Favorite Mickey Cherry Pie

I love being a stay-at-home mom for so many reasons, but one of them is that I get to teach my 2-year-old how to cook with me! He loves being my little helper and definitely loves taste-testing, haha. I discovered a few months back that KJ really loves cherry pie.

Anytime I make a cherry pie, I always put a little decoration on top before I bake it. And what better decoration than Mickey to make KJ smile? Find out how easy it was to put a Mickey spin on our cherry pie!

How I Get My Picky Toddler to Eat Spinach... and Ask for Seconds!

I regularly drink smoothies, not only because I find them healthy, but because they are an easy meal for both me and the kids. Depending on the ingredients, smoothies can also be very filling. And it just so happens that my toddler loves them!

Not to mention, it is such an easy way to make sure he gets his vegetable intake. I am not sure if he is aware of it or not, but they are packed with spinach. I always get surprised when he asks for seconds.

If you have a picky eater, or a child who doesn’t like to veggies and fruits, maybe a smoothie is the answer. The possible combinations are endless.

Here is what we put in ours…

Our Mommy and Me Smoothie

 

Our Mommy and Me Smoothie

A Go-to Lunch for My Toddler

Last month or so, my aunt dropped by to visit and came over with a bag of Mickey Mouse-shaped frozen chicken nuggets. Don’t you just love when people like to gift you with things? I think it is great, and accept any and everything. We love hand-me-downs and “just because” surprises.

Toddler Lunch

Toddler Lunch

Nacatamales: A Christmas Food Tradition

Most American families probably have a ham or maybe a turkey for Christmas dinner. But in our Nicaraguan house we have nacatamales. If you are familiar with Mexican tamales, theses are similar but I feel they are just a bit fancier.

A nacatamal is a dough which is prepared with ground corn and pork. This is then wrapped in plantain leaves with small pieces of pork or chicken, rice, potatoes, tomatoes, onion, and sweet pepper.

It’s really a delicious treat that everyone loves. Even the kids look forward to eating their nacatamal.

What meal does your family enjoy every Christmas?

Check out the recipe:

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