Category Archives: Dairy Free

(No Egg/No Flour) Granola Breakfast Bites

Ingredients:
2 ripe bananas
1 dash of cinnamon
2 dashes of nutmeg
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup granola clusters
7 pitted dates

Instructions:
1.Preheat oven at 300°F
2.Peel your bananas and hand mash them until the texture is smooth
3.Add your nutmeg and cinnamon, and let it sit for five minutes
4.Chop your dates into small pieces (really small to avoid choking hazard for smaller babies. Larger for toddlers/adults)
5.To the mashed banana, stir in your chopped dates, granola and oats
6.grease your Kiddo Feedo tray with a little oil of your choice (I used EVOO)
7.Fill up each compartment with the mixture (fill each one to equal size with one Kiddo Feedo tray)
8.Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes. I turned off the oven and let it sit for another 5 minutes because I wanted it a bit more cooked

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Filed under 8+ Months, Adult Friendly, Dairy Free, Finger Food, Homemade Snacks, Toddler Friendly, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly

Kiwi, Avocado, Spinach & Chia Seeds

Ingredients:
4 kiwis
2 avocados
1/2 cups raw baby spinach
1 tablespoon of Chia seeds
Coconut milk

Instructions:
Blend all ingredients together and serve!
Freeze remaining portions in your silicone Kiddo Feedo tray.

Prep & Freeze:
1.Wash, peel and chop your kiwi
2.Blend it, adding coconut milk to desired consistency. You won’t need much!
3.Fill each compartment in your Kiddo Feedo tray HALFWAY
4.Place tray in freezer for ONE HOUR to let it harden before adding the next level
5.Combine your (peeled and chopped) avocado, raw baby spinach and Chia seeds in the blender. You can add more coconut milk to thin the consistency if needed.
6.Add mixture to each Kiddo Feedo compartment.
7.Sprinkle a few more Chia seeds on top
8.Freeze for 4 hours, then pop them out and add to a freezer bag to store.

**This combo makes for a great toddler and adult smoothie. Also, adults digest chia seeds better than children do. If you breastfeed, do consume them so that baby can take advantage of its benefits through your milk.

** Kiddo Feedo freezer trays are made of silicone, so you can freeze food in them, AND you can bake with them as well. Visit their website for details.

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Filed under 6+ Months, 7+ Months, 8+ Months, Adult Friendly, Dairy Free, Purees, Raw, Smoothies, Toddler Friendly

Review: Pump 2 Nurse Wet/Dry Bag

Do you ever run into a product that you wish you knew about years ago? That was pretty much my reaction when I found out about Pump 2 Nurse, the wet/dry bag. I pumped exclusively with our first born, nursed/pumped/formula fed our second, and I am breastfeeding/occasional pumping our third. Whatever method you choose to feed your child, there’s no doubt that there are products on the market that are designed to help make our journey of motherhood just a bit easier. With that said, I introduce to you the Pump 2 Nurse Wet/Dry bag. It is a fashionable polyester bag designed for you to discreetly transport your pump parts.

Our Experience:
If you know me personally or have read most of my previous reviews, you will know that as a mother of 3, versatility in a product is pretty much a MUST. I took one look at Pump 2 Nurse, and knew right away that I would be able to use it in many ways both before, during, and after pregnancy.

I love the lace design, as I have spent the last few years sporting diaper bags. It’s refreshing, and a (dare I say) sexy design that doesn’t scream “Mommy/baby products inside!”. Using this bag to store pump parts in a refrigerator outside of the home can now be discrete. Mind you, I am not saying that pumping is a shameful thing that needs to be hidden, especially since I do both breastfeeding and pumping. For me, Pump 2 Nurse is about organization, and keeping baby’s food safe from possible contamination.

Pros:
•Better for the environment than plastic bags
•Comes with a strap for easy transport
•Water resistant. This means you can store items like snacks, cloth diapers, bathing suits, used bottles and more
•2 compartments allow you to separate wet items from dry ones
•Great way to avoid possibly contaminating your pump parts with the dirty hands of others, or food in the fridge

Cons:
•No cons for this product, as it does exactly what is advertized and more.

Notes:
•Hang it off the end of your stroller bar for quick access to water bottles, pacifiers, toys, cameras and more
•I sometimes use it to separate dirty and clean diapers. The sky’s the limit, and the goal is always to be that much more organized.

Pump 2 Nurse Online:
Amazon: Pump 2 Nurse
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pump2nurse

*****Pump 2 Nurse was kind enough to send us a sample to try out. I have not been financially compensated for writing this review. All opinions and images are my own.

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Filed under 6+ Months, 7+ Months, 8+ Months, Adult Friendly, Dairy Free, Finger Food, Homemade Snacks, lunch box, On the go

Carrot, Collard Greens & Zucchini

Ingredients:
2-3 leaves of Collard Greens
1 zucchini
1 large carrot

Instructions:
Wash and chop ingredients
Steam carrots and zucchini until carrots are soft (about 7 minutes)
Add collard greens and steam for another minute (to soften it. Do not overcook)
Blend and serve.

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Filed under 6+ Months, 7+ Months, 8+ Months, Dairy Free, Purees, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly

Mini Frittatas Baked in our @KiddoFeedo Tray

The fun thing about frittatas is how creative you can get with this dish. This is a simple tomato frittata recipe, but another fave at home is to add spinach, zucchini or even green peas. If your little ones (or mate) dislike a specific vegetable, this is a great opportunity to chop them up and add them to the mix.

Ingredients:
1 large tomato
5 large eggs
1/2 onion (chopped)
1 teaspoon Paprika
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
1 table spoon almond milk

Directions:
Preheat oven at 350degrees
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl
Mix ingredients together with a whisk or fork
Pour the contents into your Kiddo Feedo tray
Bake for 20 minutes, OR until cooked all the way through
(Insert a fork and look for no residue)
Remove from oven, let cook and serve

** Kiddo Feedo trays are made of silicone, so they’re safe for both freezer AND oven for baking. The grooves are the perfect size for little homeade finger snacks for our weaning children.

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Filed under 7+ Months, 8+ Months, Adult Friendly, Dairy Free, Finger Food, Toddler Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly