Monthly Archives: July 2022

Black Beans for Baby (Puree and BLW)

black beans for baby on plate and spoon

Learn how to serve black beans for baby—whether from a can or cooked from dry—with these easy ideas for finger foods and bean puree. Black Beans for Baby Beans are one of the most affordable, nutritious plant-based proteins around, and they are—fortunately for us!—so easy to prepare for kids of all ages. My girls are […]

Easy Strawberry Smoothie (with Veggies) 6 Flavors


With simple ingredients, six flavor variations, and one easy method, this Strawberry Smoothie recipe is here for you! Change it up based on what you have and what the kids like—in perfectly creamy smoothie texture, every time. Strawberry Smoothie Recipe I know that most of us so often make do with what we have on […]

Cherry for Babies, BLW and Puree

Cut cherries on pink unicorn cutting board

Learn the safest and easiest ways to serve cherry for babies, whether you’re doing baby-led weaning or purees. You’ll find cherry finger foods and an easy cherry puree to introduce the fruit to baby. Cherry for Baby Cherries are one of the most flavorful fruits and are loaded with antioxidants and natural sweetness. Their natural […]

No-Bake Chocolate Granola Bars (Quick and Easy!)

chocolate granola bars in stack with milk jug.

With just a handful of flavorful ingredients (including chocolate and peanut butter), these crispy no-bake Chocolate Granola Bars are delish as a snack or dessert. They take about 10 minutes to make and you can store them in the fridge or freezer for weeks. Chocolate Granola Bars Made with rolled oats, crispy rice cereal, peanut […]

Slow Cooker Black Beans (with Instant Pot Option)


With a ridiculously easy method and a short ingredient list, you can transform dried black beans into a few meals worth of tender, flavorful vegetarian protein with this Slow Cooker Black Beans recipe. Plus: They freeze beautifully! Slow Cooker Black Beans This is hands down one of my favorite easy ways to prep for multiple […]

BLW Meaning (and Food Allergen Tips)


Learn the ins and outs of the meaning of “BLW”, or “baby-led weaning”, with tips for safety and allergy introduction. This post is sponsored by SpoonfulONE. BLW Meaning The term “BLW” stands for baby-led weaning, the infant feeding method where we allow baby to take the lead on feeding themselves from an early age with […]

Easy Banana Oatmeal Pancakes (with Extra Protein!)


Serve up a balanced mix of complex carbs and protein with these delicious Banana Oatmeal Pancakes. Bonus: The leftovers reheat so well and they’re delish with or without maple syrup. Banana Oatmeal Pancakes We often tend to have very ripe bananas lingering on the shelf come the weekend, so I regularly turn them into these […]

Easiest Homemade Refried Beans

Easiest Homemade Refried Beans

With the easiest method ever, these homemade refried beans are made easily in the slow cooker and are a perfect component to taco night. Homemade Refried Beans Making homemade refried beans is so much easier than you might realize, and they’re an incredibly easy way to serve up vegetarian protein in a budget-friendly dinner. This […]

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