Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

When you go grocery shopping, before you grab that can of beans off the shelf, consider this: you can make dried beans in the slow cooker, get much more flavor out of them, and do it all for just about 50 cents per 15 oz. (the same size as a can of beans). There are… Keep reading →

Kids and Food: Eat Slow

After a long day chasing around kids, running errands, or getting that mountain-high pile of laundry done, is it any wonder that you have less and less energy to cook a meal for dinner? I would probably complain about cooking dinner if it wasn’t something I enjoyed. Fortunately, I do love to cook, but it’s… Keep reading →

Basic Dried Fruit

Fruit is the perfect snack food for children because it has numerous benefits that they can’t get from eating anything else. I’m sure if you thought through the fruits you gave your child most recently you’d say they were either fresh, canned, or frozen, right? Dehydrated fruits are another great option, but the variety at… Keep reading →

Solutions for a Baby Who Cries for More, More, MORE!

We have had our fair share of whining and crying at the dinner table over the last few years. While most kids, it seems, tend to cry because they don’t want to eat what’s in front of them, our daughters cry because they want more food or we aren’t feeding them fast enough. It’s a dilemma… Keep reading →

My Child’s Dinner Was Veggie-Less, But I’m Not Worried.

I have a lot of posts on this blog that might make it sound like we are doing wonderful in the eating department. I give my baby homemade baby food, I introduce my children to new foods often, and I teach my kids eating habits that will help them eat well throughout life. But guess… Keep reading →

Foods to Introduce at 15 Months

If you’re new here, this post is a continuation of the feeding schedule I have been doing for my daughter since she was 6 months old and started solids. You can see all my homemade baby food posts right here. This will be the last update in this series. I was going to update all the… Keep reading →

Kids and Food: Eat Real Food

Processed foods have become a vital part of American culture, but they’ve put parents in a difficult situation. You can either spend hours upon hours in the kitchen making food from scratch that will likely be rejected by the children of the house; OR, you can grab a few convenience snacks on your next grocery shopping… Keep reading →

Foods to Introduce at 14 Months

If you’re new here, this post is a continuation of the feeding schedule I have been doing for my daughter since she was 6 months old and started solids. You can see all my homemade baby food posts right here. © Anatolii / Dollar Photo Club I am so pleased with how Bella is eating food…. Keep reading →

Cost Comparison: Baby Food

One of the most exciting steps you will take as your baby grows is introducing solids to him. It’s kind of fun to see the expression on baby’s face and to find out what he will do with a spoon. But the options for giving baby solids is somewhat overwhelming. You have to decide what… Keep reading →

Fruity Oatmeal Mix-Ins

-Read Part 1 or Part 2– Some mornings I get sick and tired of preparing food for my children. The freezer’s saved my butt on several occasions, especially when the girls wake up earlier than expected. Since I started our breakfast plan, I have made crepes, muffins, egg breakfast cups, and more to put in… Keep reading →