Adventures in Baby Food

new adventures in baby foodI recently shared my simple recipe for Sweet Potato Baby Food.  My little guy loved it! I’ve always been interesting in eating whole, real food and it’s been an adventure trying new combinations with him. With the “go ahead” from my pediatrician, the only thing I’ll be holding back from letting him sample before his first birthday is honey. Continue reading

DIY Baby Food: Sweet Potato

DIY Baby Food

Up until his 6 month birthday (just last week!), my young son had only nursed. He was gaining weight well and I wanted to follow the AAP guidelines to wait 6 months before offering him solids. From what I’ve read, there is no benefit to introducing solids early, but there could be potential drawbacks as a small baby does not have a fully developed system.

Goodness, time moves fast. It seems that as soon as we settle into a good rhythm, we’re preparing for the next phase! There’s nothing I dislike more than packing up away clothes that no longer fit, or buying the next size diaper. Continue reading

Easy, Healthy Turkey Burgers

turkey burgers

If you’re anything like our family, there is no such thing as a bad burger. Cheeseburgers are decadent! Veggie burgers are guilt-free! As they say, variety is the spice of life. In summer when the grill becomes the cooking apparatus of choice, it’s nice to have multiple options for an entree. In the winter, it’s an easy weeknight option and endlessly customizable.

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Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

One of the first resources I looked to when beginning my journey towards healthier eating and cleaner living was the Environmental Working Group. The EWG has lots of great resources and research to help consumers make betterdecisions – i.e. allowing you to LIVE FREE! Free of anxiety. Free of pesticides. Free to eat as much sweet, summer fruit as you want!

I believe you can (and should!) eat unlimited amounts of strawberries grown in the backyard 🙂 The season always seems too short. 

Eating Strawberries

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Easy & Safe Food Storage


It’s fairly common knowledge that toxic chemicals can leach out of many plastic containers into food or drinks. Luckily for modern consumers, this is fairly easy to avoid. Toss any scratched plastic, recycle numbers 3, 6 & 7 (found on the bottom) and refrain from heating food in plastic.

Keep reading for detailed information on what recycle numbers found on the bottom of containers mean, and even further down for better, cheaper options for your family.