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Cauliflower Juice

Ingredients:
1/2 head purple cauliflower
4 red apples of choice
1 head romaine lettuce
1 inch piece of ginger

Instructions:
Remove root of cauliflower and lettuce
Chop ingredients to fit through your juicer
Juice all ingredients
Serve

Notes:
I juiced the ginger with the skin on

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Nuby Sure Grip Miracle Mat Section Plate

As a mom of three, I have to say that weaning is definitely one of my favourite stages of our childrens’ lives so far. It’s a time to taste new flavours, see new colours and feel new textures. It’s just a beautiful time of exploration for the little ones, and I am honoured to be able to see it happen first hand. Of course during this stage, our children are perfecting their motor skills, and slowly figuring out exactly what eating entails, so messes and spills are expected. With that said, every so often, there comes a time where a product comes out on the market that helps make our lives as parents just a little bit easier. This is where this new plate by Nuby comes in.

The plate I am referring to is the Nuby Sure Grip Miracle Mat Section Plate. It’s made of 100% silicone, and suctions to most flat surfaces, making it harder for children to pick up the plate or tip it over. We have an adorable and energetic little girl who uses the “pick it up and chuck it” technique to let us know she has completed a meal. Our middle child used to do the same thing, and while it can be cute to see the look of satisfaction on their faces, cleaning up the mess is not always as amusing. These suction plates make it a little harder for children to pick up, which means I have the pleasure of being able to blink without fear of her making a swift move and making a huge mess.

My Favourite Features:
•They are made from 100% silicone, which is BPA free, and a lot safer for our children than plastic plates. Many parents are shying away from plastic tableware because toxic chemicals can leach into the food. That is a scary thought.
•The material is also microwave and dishwasher safe. So you’re free to reheat your child’s food without worry.
•They stick to the table and high chair! If you pick it up from a corner, it comes right up. Our baby girl is a year old, tugs at the sections of the plate, and has no success in flipping it over. I can’t count how many possible messes I have avoided cleaning.
•Separate compartments on one plate allow you to serve multiple items without them touching.

Additional Thoughts & Observations:
The plate does not fit the tray for baby’s high chair. I would love to see a slightly smaller model of plates. In the meantime, if you have the same issue, you can strap baby in the high chair, and push the chair to the table to eat with the adults. You can see from the images above that she’s still slightly short for the table, but she reaches her food fine and enjoys eating at the table with her older siblings.

Another thing I noticed is that if the flat surface of the plate is the slightest bit oily, it will not stick half as well. Be sure to wash it well, be it through the dishwasher or by hand. Also take note that it fits MOST surfaces, and I say that because I have seen one or two reviews stating that it didn’t actually stick to someone’s table. We have a wooden table, and a glass table, and our plate sticks firmly to both with no problems at all. Overall I am happy with our suction plate by Nuby, and our children approve of it as well!

Purchase yours at Sears Canada and Canada’s Baby Store:
http://www.canadasbabystore.com/en/search/Nuby%20Sure%20Grip/brand/n%C3%BBby

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*****I have received a sample for review purposes. I have not been financially compensated for writing this review. All opinions are my own.

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Kiwi Served up Three Ways

Serving up delicious kiwi in three different ways! It was a fun Oogaa challenge, and I definitely plan to do this again with other ingredients. The kids’ favourite produce really depends on the day of the week, but lately we’ve been enjoying kiwi, so I chose this ingredient for my challenge. Raw is a fun way to go, because you can make or prepare your dish within minutes. So I chose to make an ice pop, serve it fresh, and make some chia pudding.

Ice Pop Ingredients:
1 kiwi
7 guavas
1 tangerine
cashew “milk”

Ice Pop Instructions:
Blend all ingredients
Pour into mold
**I used this mold by KiddoFeedo

Kiwi & Chopped Cherries:
1 kiwi cut in half
6 dark cherries cut length ways into four slices each

Kiwi Chia Pudding Ingredients:
3-4tbsp. chia seeds
5oz breastmilk
1/2 kiwi

Kiwi Chia Pudding Instructions:
Peel and chop kiwi into really small pieces
Place ALL ingredients in a container
Seal it tight, and let set overnight
The following day, open and serve
**To prep the chia pudding, I used this container by Innobaby

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Avocado & Mango

Ingredients:
1 Mango
2 avocados
2oz pumped breastmilk or cashew milk

Instructions:
Blend ingredients and serve immediately, as avocado may turn brown once it has been in contact with the air for too long. It’ll still be safe to eat, but this process changes the flavour slightly. I froze the remaining portions in my silicone @KiddoFeedo tray.

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Pineapple, Pear, Dragon Fruit & Coconut Water

Keep in mind for this combo that the ingredients are pretty runny, and it will not be very thick. I serve this one to baby girl in a sippy cup rather than with a spoon. It’s not thick like the smoothies we normally make, so I just call it juice!

Ingredients:
1 Pineapple
2 Pears
1 Dragon fruit
A little coconut water for desire consistency

Instructions:
1.Rinse, peel and chop your pineapple and dragon fruit
2.Wash and chop your pear
3.Combine ingredients in blender
4.Add coconut water for desired consistency

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