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Category: Food

6 Smart Swaps from the Healthy Shopper to make the Fall season healthier

The Healthy Shopper is revealing its top natural and organic Picks, this time for fall 2014. For six seasons now, the health  conscious duo of Andrea Donsky, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, and Healthy Shopper co-founder Randy Boyer, have helped Canadians weave natural and organic into their lives. For fall, the focus isn’t on fat and calories, rather healthy ingredients, and they show us how to make…

Crio Bru~ A brewed, chocolaty drink made from roasted & ground cocoa beans

  What if I told you that drinking cocoa would increase your energy(yeah, I know…no brainer), reduce hunger and strengthen your immune system?   photo courtesy of Crio Brü      I have recently been enjoying Crio Brü and when I had my first brewed cup in my fabulous new Bodum french press I was over the moon.  I tweeted and facebooked I am giving…

The Baby-Led Weaning Cookbook {Review & Giveaway}

When I first started feeding Charlie real food it was at the age of 6 months and everything was pureed or steamed for him to explore his food whole. I have never even heard of Baby-Led weaning until months, months, months after. I was recently sent this book to review and I never turn down a cook book.  Cook books are one of my favorite things in life…

First Food Organics Giveaway!

I must say,  First Food Organics is yummy food for your baby and toddler. It’s made fresh and sent frozen to you for your convenience to use when need be. The flavours are so good as well as the selection. We added the purees to pancakes, we used the the Baked Apple last night as a dipper for Charlies favorite Sweet Potato baked fries. It was a…

First Foods for Chewing- Kiddie Slaw

Kiddie Slaw 1/4 head of organic green cabbage 1 organic carrot 1/2 red apple 1/2 green pear  a half lemon or orange Finely grate the cabbage and carrot separately.  Then grate the apple and pear separately.  All ingredients can be combined or remain separate but eaten together. Arrange small scoops in a bowl and garnish with raisins that have been soaked in warm water…

Recipe of the Day for Baby-Cheesy Vegetable Mash

Cheesy Vegetable Mash 1 potato 2 carrots 1/4 cup (2 oz) green peas 1/4 cup (1 oz) cheddar cheese 1 tsp Butter 100 ml (approx 3-4 fl oz) milk 1/4 tsp ground pepper 1. Peel the carrots and potato. 2. Cook the potato, carrots and peas until they are soft and mash them together. 3. Melt butter in a saucepan. 4. Add the cheese and milk…

Recipe of the Day for Baby- For the under 12 months Parsnip & Carrot

Parsnip and carrot baby food puree with thyme (6 months+) 1 tbsp unsalted butter 6 oz (3/4 cup) carrots, sliced (and peeled, if not organic) 6 oz (3/4 cup) parsnips, sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed (optional) 1 sprig of fresh thyme or a pinch of dried 8 fl oz (1 cup) low sodium or homemade chicken stock Preheat the oven to 375 deg F, 190 deg C. Saute…