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Month: November 2016

Salmon and Sweet Potato Puree (Weston A Price/Paleo First Baby Foods)

Salmon and Sweet Potato Puree (Weston A Price/Paleo First Baby Foods)

Mixing Sweet and Savory Salmon and sweet potatoes is such a delicious meal, and it is great for expanding your baby’s taste buds. By combining the sweet potato with the salmon, the sweet potato makes the fishy taste more subtle. So, it is a slow introduction to the flavor. Over time, your child will grow to like the fishy taste on their own. My son’s favorite food is salmon, and he devoured this puree. Plus, salmon is brain food, especially…

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Buttered Vegetables with Collagen Puree (Weston A Price/Paleo First Baby Foods)

Buttered Vegetables with Collagen Puree (Weston A Price/Paleo First Baby Foods)

Giving Your Baby a Balanced Meal Pureed vegetables is a classic first baby food, and vegetables are nutritious foods with several vitamins and minerals. The nutrients vary depending on the vegetable so rotating a variety of them is key. However, they are not the most nutrient dense foods and are not calorie dense. When I think of optimal nutrient density, I think about the building blocks for the ideal human form. The most abundant protein in our body is collagen,…

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Chocolate Avocado Pudding for Kids (and adults)

Chocolate Avocado Pudding for Kids (and adults)

Chocolate Can Be Healthy! Kids (and adults) need treats! It’s is easy to just run to the store for ice cream, but healthy, delicious treats can be easy to make too. This chocolate avocado pudding provides nutrients from all of the ingredients and tastes like a rich brownie pudding. The avocado is rich in Vitamin E and fiber, while the cocoa provides magnesium and healthy fats. Dates contain iron, fiber, potassium, magnesium, and folate. Dates are one of my favorite…

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Broccoli and Bacon Tots (Weston A Price/Paleo Toddler Finger Foods)

Broccoli and Bacon Tots (Weston A Price/Paleo Toddler Finger Foods)

Bacon makes everything better! Vegetables just taste better with a little fat on them, and the fat helps to increase the vitamin and mineral absorption. However, bacon is one of those foods that you really need to be careful with your source. You will want to find a brand that is first and foremost free of preservatives like nitrites and nitrates as well as sugar-free. Ideally, the pork would also be pasture -raised. I like the Pederson’s Farm brand that…

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Strawberry Chia Jam (Weston A Price/Paleo Jam)

Strawberry Chia Jam (Weston A Price/Paleo Jam)

Kids love jelly, and we can’t blame them! It’s sweet and goes great with nut butter. However, there is an easy way to make your own without knowledge of canning or taking a ton of time. I love to make a batch of this healthy lunch option for kid sandwiches or top yogurt, crackers, or pancakes for a quick, nutritious snack. Strawberry Chia Jam Ingredients 3 cups strawberries 4 TBSP honey 2 TBSP chia seeds Directions Cut the tops of…

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Healthy Kid Breakfast Recipe: Banana Collagen Pancakes

Healthy Kid Breakfast Recipe: Banana Collagen Pancakes

Once Noah started finger foods, I had to get more creative with incorporating some nutritious, building block foods into his diet. For butter and collagen, it was easy to just mix those into a puree, which he can’t feed to himself. So, I started thinking about how I could incorporate those ingredients into a cooked or formed product. One morning, I decided to make some pancakes for him as a fun Sunday breakfast and created this homemade recipe that I…

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