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Baby Bullet, Healthy Babies!!!

June 23, 2016

Baby Bullet, Healthy Babies

 

For the amazing new and expecting mothers! 🙂

 

kash baby

December 29, 2014

Baby Bullet, Healthy Babies!!!

This Year I went out and bought myself a Christmas Gift…a new Baby Bullet! Woohoo!!! Good times! You can tell how much your priorities have shifted when you get so excited about a Baby Bullet!

This is my second Baby Bullet, the first one I bought when Kailee (who is 5) was born and it lasted a while, with fairly regular use. While my middle child is now 3, the large batch mixer is the perfect size for Green Smoothies (so yummy) so YES I did use it almost everyday. Ultimately, I believe, the motor went out, user error I’m sure! J

I can already see the eyes a’ rolling… “You’re one of THOSE moms…well I just don’t have time for all that”! Calm down, and stop being so judgmental. I’m not here saying, you MUST do this…I’m here saying, “Hey it’s really not that difficult and the benefits are worth it, to me!”

I mean after all, would you eat fast food everyday? I hope for most of us the answer is NO. However, if the answer for you is yes, don’t get frustrated. Start with small changes and keep going! And remember, you are in the right place! #HealthyLifestyle

Well, let’s think about packaged baby food as fast food and/or processed food – with extra additives, salt, sugar, etc; then why wouldn’t we make it and save the packaged (convenience) baby food for the emergencies.

Making baby food is not only super simple, it’s a real cost saver. I normally make Kash’s food right before he eats based on what we have in the house and/or what we are eating for dinner.  I will make batches and freeze some a few days a week as well – for the above mentioned emergencies. The best part, you never have to worry about running out of baby food. The Baby Bullet is so small and easily packed I take ours with us on vacations. I also have the steamer, and its small enough to steam the baby food but not large enough to be a hassle when cleaning. You can store the extra food in the containers that are perfect serving size containers and great to take on the go! I know, I know…I sound like an infomercial! Honestly, I don’t know that I would’ve last making baby food for three kids without a Baby Bullet!

To give you an idea how easy it is to make food:

Apples:

  • Slice and Peel
  • Set in Steamer (takes about 10 mins)
  • Add to Baby Bullet
  • Add Breast  Milk
  • Blend for 10-20 secs
  • Serve or Store

(To warm up the baby food you can place the storage container in warm water)

Once your baby is able to eat mixtures it is so great to have. I make brown rice, with chicken and veggies for the little ones in my bullet!

I know some of you are thinking, “why wouldn’t I just use a blender”…well it seems logical but I’m sure those that choose the blender route instead of the bullet route don’t last near as long. Why? Because of the awesome design of the baby bullet, the perfect size of the mixing containers and the serving size storage containers all make it so easy. I made the same mistake too. When my bullet finally went out, I tried the blender route. I lasted one day before I went out and bought a new Baby Bullet. So for those of you thinking it’s the same thing as using a blender, IT’S NOT!!! J Take my advice; buy the Baby Bullet from the beginning. Let’s start our babies off on the best possible path to a healthy lifestyle!

If you have any yummy baby food recipes please share, I’m always on the lookout for more ideas!

http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Bullet-Baby-Care-System/dp/B004V5BTUA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1419882564&sr=8-1&keywords=baby+bullet

Walnut Brownies

June 3, 2016

Walnut Brownies

brownies

 

I’m always on the lookout for amazing real food recipes for desserts…especially brownies! These walnut brownies do not disappoint. If you are looking for a more cake like brownie that is still rich in flavor, you will love these! This is the perfect way to satisfy those sweet tooth cravings, without loading your body up with the extra chemicals, additives and other junk. I can notice a huge different the way my body responses to the package desserts versus the homemade real food desserts! An extra bonus for me is today I’m carb loading for my half marathon in the morning; while I don’t recommend loading up on sweets (real food or otherwise) before a race…I will have just one! J

 

Walnut Brownies –    Forks over Knives Cookbook

  • 3 oz extra firm tofu, drained (yes tofu!)
  • 1/3 c pitted prunes (or dates for extra sweet)
  • ½ c unsweetened plant-based milk, heated until very hot not boiling
  • ¾ c 100% pure maple syrup
  • ½ c plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ c water, heated until very hot not boiling
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 c whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ c walnuts, chopped

 

 

  1. Preheat oven 325 degrees. Line 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper.
  2. Crumble tofu in blender. Add prunes. Pour in the hot milk and puree for about 3- seconds. Add the maple syrup and puree until smooth.
  3. Add cocoa powder to mixing bowl. Add the hot water and mix with a fork until mixed well.
  4. Add the prune mixture to the chocolate mixing bowl and stir well. Mix in the vanilla.
  5. Add in half of the flour and add the baking soda and salt. Mix well. Mix in the remaining flour and fold in the walnuts.
  6. Spread the batter into the baking pan. It will be thick, but it will spread out to the corners of the pan.
  7. Bake for 17-20 minutes. The top should be firm to the touch.
  8. Let cool for 20 minutes and serve.

 

Makes about 12 delicious walnut brownies!

What’s your favorite real food brownie recipe?

Happy Baking!!!