Our favorite pumpkin recipes for Fall

Posted on September 26, 2016 by Amanda Holliday | 0 Comments

'Tis the season for all things pumpkin, so we've put together our favorite pumpkin recipes for fall. 

Pumpkin Delight

Pumpkin and Coconut Jelly

Pumpkin Applesauce

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Oatmeal

Pumpkin Muffins

 

Posted in Little Green Pouch, Pumpkin recipes, Recipes

The Goodness of Cherries | Happy National Cherry Month

Posted on February 05, 2015 by Amanda Holliday | 0 Comments

February is National Cherry Month. While it may not quite be cherry season, cherries are fabulous, so why not start the celebration early? We probably have George Washington to thank for that! Cherries are packed with nutrients and are delicious, so let's celebrate them. Plus, we always have frozen cherries in our freezer for snacks, dessert and smoothies. 

Facts About Cherries

The Environmental Working Group recently removed cherries from the Dirty Dozen list, meaning they no longer are one of the foods grown with the highest level of pesticides. For more on the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen, click here

Health Benefits of Cherries

Cherries are loaded with nutrients, including calcium, iron, Vitamin C, potassium, fiber and melatonin. The melatonin in cherries promotes brain health and also helps regulate our body's internal clock. This means it helps determine just when we wake up and when we fall asleep. So, if you little one's body clock seems to be a tad off, a sweet cherry puree might help get things back on track. Cherries, like their relatives (apricots, peaches and plums) have a laxative effect, so if baby is constipated, cherries may help get things moving. 

Cherry Recipes

Babies may begin to eat Cherries at about 8 months of age or sooner with the ok of your pediatrician. Cherries are not highly allergenic, however, cherries do contain pits and a rather thick skin. Young babies may not be able to properly digest cherries earlier than 8 months of age and if you wish to add them to baby food earlier, do be sure to thoroughly blend them!

Here's some of our favorite cherry recipes:

 

Posted in baby food recipes, cherries, national cherry month, recipes

5 Crock Pot Baby Food Recipes

Posted on November 18, 2014 by Amanda Holliday | 0 Comments

We all know and love the crock pot for its magical powers to make comfort food for the whole family. But have you ever thought of using it to make homemade baby food? 

These tasty baby food recipes freeze great and are so simple they almost cook themselves! With just a few minutes of prep, healthy meals can be ready for baby in time for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

Here are 5 crock pot baby food recipes to get you started. 

 

 


 

Tell us...What are your favorite slow cooker baby food recipes?

Posted in Crock Pot, Homemade Baby Food, Real Food, Recipes, Slow Cooker

Comfort Food Slow Cooker Give-Away

Posted on November 12, 2014 by Amanda Holliday | 261 Comments

CONTEST CLOSED. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!

While it's still technically fall, it feels like winter in much of the country. And when it's cold outside, we crave comfort foods that cook low and slow in the slow cooker all day. The slow cooker really is a parent's best friend—it does all the work while you're at the office or running errands. Our slow cooker lives on our counter top throughout the fall and winter.

In addition to the convenience, the versitility of a slow cooker makes it a great tool for Real Food baby and toddler meals. You may already know about one of our favorite crock pot recipes—Pear Applesauce . But what about Herbed Pumpkin and Rice, or Spiced Carrots and Raisins? Or cook up a batch of Beef Stew for the whole family (you can puree baby's portion if needed). Check out our Pinterest board for more great slow cooker recipe ideas. 

In the spirit of the holidays and these slow cooker recipes making us feel all warm and fuzzy inside, we're hosting a giveaway, complete with everything you need to make slow cooker meals for the whole family. 

 

Enter in 6 Ways for 6 Chances to Win

Sign in below to get started via...

  1. Pinterest: Follow Little Green Pouch on Pinterest. 

  2. Email: Join our mailing list to stay in touch and get the latest promos, contests and recipes from Little Green Pouch. 

  3. Facebook: Visit Little Green Pouch on Facebook
  4. Comment: Leave a comment on this post with your favorite slow cooker meal
  5. Instagram: Follow Little Green Pouch on Instagram
  6. Bonus Entry: Share this contest on social media

a Rafflecopter giveaway

We will chose a winner at random on December 6th and announce the winner within 48 hours. Make sure we have your email so we can contact you if you win!

BONUS: Two runners up will each receive the Little Green Pouch Starter Kit and a copy of the Everything Organic book. 

CONTEST RULES

  • Must be 18
  • Open only to residents of the US & Canada
  • Entries due by 11:59pm Pacific time on December 5th
  • One grand prize winner will be selected at random from all entries along with two runners-up. 
  • Each person may enter once each via Pinterest, Facebook and email
  • Posted in Crock Pot, Giveaway, Homemade Baby Food, Real Food, Recipes, Slow Cooker

    Raising (and feeding) Primal Kids

    Posted on April 09, 2014 by Amanda Holliday | 1 Comment

    Today we have a wonderful and insightful guest post from Heather of Multiply Delicious. We asked Heather to share her Paleo/Primal lifestyle journey and how it works for her entire family, including her adorable twin daughters. 

    READ MORE →

    Posted in Guest Post, Paleo, Recipes

    Recent Articles

    Newsletter

    Sign up today to receive a 15% discount on your next order!
    * indicates required