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Edamame Hummus

I love how hummus is so versatile. Is it a spread? Is it a dip? Yes. While I practically lived on plain hummus my first trimester, plain hummus can get boring after awhile. I have been branching out to making my own different kinds of hummus. From black bean to edamame to beets to even… Continue reading Edamame Hummus

Mama and Me Smoothie

Smoothies just have a place in my heart for the weather gets warm. I love that I can pack so many fruits and nutrients in an easy drink. They are great way to use up produce you may have on hand that is about to go bad or add other good for you nutrients that… Continue reading Mama and Me Smoothie

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Mama and Me Smoothie
Prep Time 5 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except the brewer’s yeast in a blender and blend on high until smoothie.
  2. Set baby’s smoothie aside and add brewer’s yeast to mama’s smoothie for an added lactation boost.
Recipe Notes

*Antioxidants and whole fat dairy for trying to conceive!

*Whole fat dairy for babe’s growing brain!

*Brewer’s yeast, calcium, and flaxseed for nursing mamas!

*Packed with nutrients for pregnant mamas!

Cinnamon Baked Apples

My husband LOVES apples, especially tart ones like granny smith. I try to push myself to feed my babe foods that not only I enjoy and eat regularly but also foods that my husband enjoys or maybe we don’t eat at all! Since apples typically require teeth to really crunch and bite into I wanted… Continue reading Cinnamon Baked Apples

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Cinnamon Baked Apples
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Peel apple, remove the core, and dice the apple into small bite-sized pieces for babe. If you are doing baby-led weaning skip cubing the apple and stick with apple slices.
  3. Melt butter in the microwave for 5-10 seconds.
  4. Place apples onto a medium baking sheet and drizzle with butter then the cinnamon. Mix well to coat the apples.
  5. Bake apples in the oven for about 20 minutes or until they are soft.
Recipe Notes
  • Traditional Weaning: Cut apples into bite-sized pieces appropriate for your babe. If you are still doing purees just dice then puree once cooked for cinnamon pureed apples!
  • Baby Led Weaning: To adjust for baby led weaning keep the apples in slices.

Carne Asada Fries

These shouldn’t be as simple and quick because I want to make them ALL THE TIME. I love french fries. I am not really a sweets kind-of-girl but savory and fatty foods are my jam. So the fact that I can combine carne asada with fries…. this is my happy place. I love anything I… Continue reading Carne Asada Fries

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Carne Asada Fries
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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servings
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Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven according to the package of fries directions.
  2. I like to use leftover beef to reduce time and pans but if your beef isn't already cooked you can throw it in a medium skillet over medium-high heat and cook for about five minutes flipping occasionally.
  3. Place a layer of fries on a large greased sheet pan.
  4. Dust fries with taco seasoning.
  5. Top fries with beef and cheese and place in the oven for the amount of time listed on your directions for the fries.
  6. While fries are cooking combine tomato, onion, lime juice, salt, 3/4 of the cilantro, and jalapeno.
  7. When fries are done spread the pico over the top and garnish with more fresh cilantro. Dig in!

Blueberry Cheesecake Bites

These are some of my favorite healthy yet sweet treats. I have made these many times for events, cooking classes, and for a tv segment. In fact when I made them for tv the host had me make more after the segment filmed because he couldn’t believe how could they really were. It is really… Continue reading Blueberry Cheesecake Bites

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Blueberry Cheesecake Bites
Course Snacks
Prep Time 5 minutes
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Course Snacks
Prep Time 5 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Spread cheese onto a graham cracker
  2. Top with fresh blueberries
  3. Drizzle with honey
Recipe Notes
  • These are not friendly for children under the age of 1 because of the honey and blueberries.

BBQ Chicken Tostadas

Instapot saves the day again! You can’t beat getting chicken cooked in less than 15 minutes WHILE you get to play with baby. I am always trying to find ways to make short cuts to the meals I make because time is sooo short when you are a full-time working and nursing mama. Can anyone… Continue reading BBQ Chicken Tostadas

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BBQ Chicken Tostadas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Place chicken, 1/4 cup bbq sauce, and onions in the instapot and set pressure for 'polutry' or 15 minutes.
  3. Once chicken is cooked stir in garlic powder and black pepper.
  4. Place four tortillas on a pre-greased sheet pan.
  5. Top tortillas with chicken, a drizzle of remaining bbq sauce, cheese, and bell pepper. I opted to add additional red onion.
  6. Place tostadas in the oven and cook for about 8 minutes or until the edges are crisp.
Recipe Notes
  • Traditional Weaning: Babe can still enjoy what the family is eating with a few changes! I like to place a small amount of bell pepper on the corner of the sheet pan where I am cooking my tostadas to soften them up in the oven. For serving, I give babe the cooked diced bell pepper, shredded chicken, a pinch of shredded cheese, and torn up pieces of a tortilla!
  • Baby Led Weaning: Place a couple of strips of bell pepper in the corner of your sheet pan with tostadas and allow to cook in the oven. Provide babe with cooked slices of bell pepper, slices of tortilla, a pinch of shredded cheese and shredded chicken.

Italian Bean Burger Sliders

I originally created these for babe since I wanted her to become accustomed to a wide variety of foods including plant-based options. As any good mom would do, I needed to sample babe’s food to ensure it was safe 😉 Boy, was I surprised. These sliders were GOOD and not just like good for a… Continue reading Italian Bean Burger Sliders

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Italian Bean Burger Sliders
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
sliders
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mash beans or place in a food processor and pulse until beans are mashed but not pureed.
  2. In a large bowl combine the beans, breadcrumbs, flaxseed, parmesan, eggs, and seasonings.
  3. Shape mixture into small sliders and place in a large skillet with olive oil. Cook over medium-high heat flipping occasionally. Cook for about 5-7 minutes.
Recipe Notes
  • Freezer Meal Alert! These burgers can be frozen after cooking. Just wrap each one individually with plastic wrap and place in a plastic freezer bag. When ready to use pull out of the freezer a couple of hours before and reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop over medium heat.
  • Traditional Weaning: These burgers can be cooked and served to little ones. Once your babe is taking small bite-sized pieces you can cook these burgers and then crumble them to the right sized pieces for your babe!
  • Baby Led Weaning: To adjust for baby led weaning just form into fingers instead of burgers for babe!