Recipes & Meal Planning

Lunchtime in Iran: A Simple Cooking Technique to Share Rice with Baby

In Iranian homes, families often have a beloved polo recipe that they have made their own with influences from near and far. Some add meat, others use butter instead of oil, and vegetable medleys and spices vary from one household to the next. The cooking method also varies. In Iran’s capital city of Tehran, Yasmin… Read More »

Sharing Meals: Baby Halle Enjoys Spicy Foods with Mom and Dad

Based in Melbourne, Preethi and Joel Arnott gravitate toward foods with roots in their Australian and Indian cultures, as well as dishes influenced by the diversity of Southeast Asia and beyond. That’s why they decided to embrace big flavors shortly after introducing solids to their daughter, Halle. They like to share their favorite dishes with… Read More »

Popsicles for Babies & Toddlers

Popsicles, ice pops, or freeze pops can be a fun way to help a child cool down after some fun in the sun, but are popsicles safe for infants? Let’s dig in.   Can babies have popsicles? While there is no research to say when babies can have popsicles, there are a few things to… Read More »

Coconut Granola Recipe for Babies, Toddlers & Picky Eaters

Perfect for those who want to make breakfasts in advance or to batch-cook, this granola recipe is perfect to ensure your child is getting enough allergen exposure and will delight even the pickiest of eaters. Just starting solid food? Be sure to check out our Starting Solids bundle for more recipes and how to guides.… Read More »

Instant Pot Pumpkin Oats Recipe for Babies

From The Multi-Cooker Baby Food Cookbook by Jenna Helwig The multi-cooker (aka Instant Pot) is genius at cooking whole grains like steel-cut oats. There’s no watching and stirring, no adding water if the level gets low. Just add everything, set the appliance, and walk away. You’ll come back to perfectly cooked grains that are hearty and delicious… Read More »

Turkey Rice & Noodle Soup

This is a great dish to make the day after Thanksgiving when you’ve got a turkey carcass and leftover turkey meat on hand—and a handful of guests or mouths to feed the next day.

Smash Cake Recipes for Baby’s First Birthday

We are delighted to share three of our own cake recipes that the whole family can enjoy… dairy-free, egg-free, and full of yummy goodness! Embrace baby’s leap into toddlerhood (and lay the groundwork for preventing picky eating before it starts) with our Toddlers at the Table Bundle. These recipes are perfect for those with dairy… Read More »

Strawberry Granola for Babies & Toddlers

I devised this recipe out of necessity: my toddler Charlie had all but stopped eating and if it wasn’t sweet, he wasn’t going to eat it. He wouldn’t eat fresh strawberries (or any fresh fruit for that matter) so I devised this granola recipe with dehydrated strawberries, which have a dense, sweet flavor. This recipe… Read More »

Sweet Potato “Toast” Recipe

Who wants food the whole family can eat? Our friend Leslie has generously shared her recipe for sweet potato “toast”—a beloved dish at her cafe Stocked. The recipe looks long, but almost everything can be prepped in advance. Make the toasts on a day when you have leftover sweet potatoes, leftover quinoa, and/or leftover kale chips… Read More »

Kale Chips for Babies & Toddlers

Kale chips are the easiest thing to make and many babies and toddlers love them! They can be colorful, crispy, and easily adapted to meet your family’s preferences for flavor and taste. Keep them simple with olive oil and a pinch of salt (yes, a little is okay, more here on sodium for babies)—or add… Read More »

Solid Starts Pancake Recipe for Babies

Berry Buttermilk Pancakes If your baby is just starting solids, get more recipe ideas from our Meal & Recipes Kit and guides. 2 cups all purpose flour (or flour alternative) 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt (optional) 2 ¼ cups buttermilk 3 eggs, beaten ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted blueberries or strawberries  heavy cream… Read More »