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Heart-Shaped Strawberry Jam and Cream Cheese Sandwiches (Toddler Chef-Friendly) 0

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I've been having fun adding a little extra love to toddler boss's lunches lately with these yummy heart-shaped ("sweetheart") sandwiches. We make ours with homemade strawberry jam and cream cheese, but you can make your own sweetheart sandwiches with a variety of options (jam, nut butters, soft cheese, hummus), depending on your little one's preferences. Feel free to get creative as you spread the love!   RECOMMENDED AGES:  12+ months.  Click here to download our easy baby food reference chart to keep track of what foods you can introduce to your baby...

Homemade Strawberry Jam (Toddler Chef-Friendly) 1

I've always wanted to make homemade jam, but I didn't get the real push I needed until our family visited Morning Glory Farm on Martha's Vineyard. It's widely known as "the farm that feeds an island" and it was so easy to see (eat) why. Everything we tasted was amazing, but our family fave was the organic strawberry jam. Just four simple ingredients pack a whole lot of flavor: strawberries, sugar, lemon juice & zest and pure apple pectin. For those of you who are complete jam making newbies (like me), "pectin" is a naturally thickening...

Red, White & Blueberry Parfait Pops (Toddler Chef-Friendly) 0

Popsicles for breakfast? Yes, please! These strawberry, Greek yogurt and blueberry popsicles are a fun, healthy treat with a patriotic flair that the whole family will love. Red, white and blueberry pops are great any time of the year, but they will definitely add more cool points (see what I did there?) to themed menus on Memorial and Independence Days. Toddler boss did the berry counting and blending per usual, and I did the pouring. Obviously, the best part for both of us was eating them, of course:-)   RECOMMENDED AGES:  12+ months.  Click here to download our...

Fuel Up With the Best Energizing Foods 0

Moms, the next time you feel like you're running on fumes, skip the quick fixes! Instead, use these tips to fuel up with energizing foods that will sustain you throughout the day -- whether you're changing a fussy baby, chasing a screaming toddler or chauffeuring a busy teen. Start with the source. "The cleanest form of energy is derived from the right balance of lean protein, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates in your diet," says food energy expert Kristen Bocanegra, founder of Momme Meals and creator of GoChews whole food energy snacks. Protein helps you...

DIY Guacamole Bar (Toddler Chef-Friendly) 0

Toddler boss has been eating some variation of guacamole since was about 8 months old. Our first version was simply mashed avocados and pureed mangos. Somewhere between 1 and 2 years old, she graduated to our easy mango guacamole recipe.  Now that she's 3, and her palate has grown, we've gotten more creative with a DIY guacamole bar that we feature during Taco Tuesdays. It's such a great family activity because everyone gets to make their own custom creations. To create your own DIY guacamole bar, start with the basics: ripe avocados, limes and salt and pepper. I generally...