Thursday, November 17, 2011

Superman Smoothie

How else do you get a baby to eat kale?
If anyone knows, please email me. 
Until then, mixing it with fruit is the way to go.

1 bunch of kale
2 pears 
Handful of blueberries, strawberries, raspberries
TBS ground flax - because why not add the extra omega-3s and fiber?

1. Soak and rinse the kale obsessively until you feel that its clean.
2. Peel, cube and steam the pears. 
3. Wilt the kale in boiling water for about a minute and squeeze out the water.
4. Combine the kale, pear, berries and flax in a mixer and blend until you get the consistency thats right for your baby. I left mine chunky.
5. Watch your baby inhale it and secretly think, ha ha you're eating kale and you don't even know it!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Song of the Week: Foster the People - Color on The Walls

Don't stop don't stop don't stop coloring on the walls.

I'll remind myself to say this when my baby is actually coloring on the walls.

Listen here.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tilapia Tomatoes and Basil

This dish sounds too grown up for babies, but trust me, the taste is very mild and tilapia is the least fishy tasting fish.

I picked up the ingredients at 4:05, got home and dinner was ready at 4:28.
Its super easy, super fast and best of all looks like it took more time than it did. I win.

4 big tomatoes
4 cloves garlic mashed
Handful of Fresh basil leaves
Cumin to taste
Tiny tiny bit of freshly ground pepper

1.  Rough chop the tomatoes, mash the garlic and shred the basil.
2. Saute the garlic in olive oil for 2 min.
3. Add the tomatoes. Let it get juicy.
4. When the tomatoes look saucy, like your great aunt kathy, toss in the basil.
5. Add the tilapia, pour tomato and juice over the fillets, cover and cook for 4 minutes.

I like to let it sit without the fire on for another few minutes just to reduce the risk of food poisoning.
I suggest removing all the tomatoes and basil and just flaking the fish for baby, serve the other fillet to your hungry husband with wild rice and a nice salad and give him the"I was so busy today BUT I still made dinner so I get to watch the real housewives reunion part 1 AND 2 tonight" look.

Et Voila!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Product Review of The Week: Little Duck Tiny Fruits

I remember the first time I gave my baby a snack on the go. It was a magical moment of transformation. Right before my very eyes was a baby in the midst of a total meltdown and with a simple snack ta-da! The crying, body thrashing and remarkable redness in his cheeks disappeared.
Ever since then we take our snacks on the go very seriously. 
We don't leave the house without them. Ever.

I particularly love Little Duck Organics Tiny Fruits because its actually just 100% real freeze dried fruit. It has no preservatives, additives or artificial flavors and best of all, there's no choking risk. It dissolves in a second in their mouth. We once had a choking incident with a rice crisp that induced projectile vomit in the middle of a busy street in NYC and let me tell you, it was enough to scar me for life. The dissolving factor is key when you are first starting your baby out on snacks. Tiny Fruits comes in 3 different mix types and my baby literally hyperventilates with joy when he catches a glimpse of the bag. Do yourself and your baby a favor and buy in bulk.

Available here.
To learn more about the seriously cool company go to

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Millet Breakfast

Just a brief reminder how amazing millet is and how my lovefest with this little birdseed grain continues to blossom.
It contains protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin B6 and other nutrients that are way better than plain old cheerios and milk.

There are 1,001 ways to prepare millet but here's a simple breakfast recipe I tried on my baby this morning.

1/4 cup millet
2/3 cup water
Almond Milk
Touch of Agave
Steamed Apple

1. Peel and cut the apple into small chunks, steam.
2. Cook the millet, stirring occasionally so it gets more of a mushy consistency. I kept adding water and let it cook longer because I know my baby likes it soft.
3. When its cooked, add the almond milk, agave and cinnamon to your liking.
4. Add steamed apples and cook for a few more minutes.

You can always add more water to cook, more milk, more whatever.
You know your baby best!

Makes 3-4 Servings. 
I don't know how well it freezes, but I froze a few portions to test.