Avocado – Fresh for Days

Did you know an avocado can stay fresh for 1 week in your refrigerator? My trick to keeping an avocado fresh, after cutting keep the pit in the avocado. Scoop out your desired amount, 2 Tbsp is 50 calories (it is not ideal to eat a full avocado in one sitting), then put your avocado back together, place in an air tight container and store in your refrigerator.

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Butternut Squash baby food

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Butternut Squash Baby Food

Butternut Squash Baby Food

Ingredients:

Butternut Squash

Directions:

  1. Cut butternut squash in half, scoop seeds out, place face down in a baking dish, add 1/2 cup water and bake for approx 45 minutes.
  2. Let butternut squash cool, then scoop squash from flesh.
  3. Place squash in food processor with liquid from baking dish and puree.
  4. Scoop butternut squash puree into ice cube trays or pampered chef freezer trays. Freeze for at least 2 hours. Then you can move into gallon size freezer bag.
  5. Label and date the freezer bag. I promise this will be helpful!
  6. When serving, if you need a thinner consistency you can mix with breastmilk or formula.
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cut butternut squash in half
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scoop out seeds
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place face down in baking dish with at least 1/2 cup water then bake for 45 minutes or until soft
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scoop butternut squash from flesh
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puree squash
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place squash in ice cube trays or pampered chef freezer trays or ice cube trays

Banana Pancakes

Banana Pancakes

Breakfast for dinner has become a weekly tradition at my house, and who eats breakfast for dinner without pancakes! I wanted to change up our typical pancake dinner and make it a little healthier. The first time I tried making banana pancakes they didn’t turn out quite right. With a little experimenting I came up with a kid-approved recipe!

Banana Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 cup oats
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup Strawberries to top

Directions:

  • Mash banana in a bowl, then whisk in eggs, once combine stir in oats and cinnamon. Let set for 5 minutes.
  • Warm skillet to medium heat. Use 1/4 cup scoop for each pancake. Allow pancake to completely cook on one side and it is noticeably holding its shape before flipping.
  • This recipe will make 3 pancakes.

Enjoy!