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Baby Led Solids, What Is It?!

Have you heard about this "new" way for baby to start solids? Baby led weaning, or baby led solids, is becoming more widely used for baby's first food experiences.
Recent Posts What is Baby Led Weaning? Baby Led Weaning (BLW), quite simply, means letting your child feed themselves from the very start of weaning. The dictionary defines weanin… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/09/baby-led-solids-what-it/

Homemade Pumpkin Applesauce

This recipe combines the best of two fall favourites Pumpkins and Apples with a dash of cinnamon. Consider using this delicious sauce instead of just eating it out of the bowl, add it as a topping to baby cereal pancakes, use it to spice up pork chops, ad…
Recent Posts Every mom is excited for the day her baby reaches that milestone of starting solids. And what’s not to love about the messy food smiles, and cute bibs? Here is an EAS… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/09/homemade-pumpkin-applesauce/

Mom's Banana Bread

Mom's Banana Bread, a classic recipe. Perfect for freezing, school lunches, toddler snacks, or breakfast on the go!
Recent Posts You know that favourite childhood recipe that you still remember your Mom making and you had to patiently wait for what seemed to be hours for? We all have one! Mine … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/moms-banana-bread/

Trail Mix Cookies

A healthy cookie recipe that are freezer friendly, and perfect for tossing into lunches for school!
Recent Posts It's Back-To-School season, and Pinterest is full of great ideas to keep school lunches from becoming boring. Keeping on-trend, we have a healthy cookie recipe that i… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/trail-mix-cookies/

Edamame Quinoa Salad

A nutritional quinoa recipe that has all the goods, while still being easy and versatile to cook. Best of all, this quinoa salad makes great lunch with the leftovers!
Recent Posts I am probably too obsessed with quinoa. My husband, who likes quinoa, has asked me to maybe eat it a little less on occasions… But in my defense it is pretty amazing.… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/08/edamame-quinoa-salad/

Thai Fried Pineapple Quinoa

Some of my favourite meals are those ones where you can be missing a few ingredients, but still open your fridge and make it work. Versatility is key! This is one of those recipes. There are endless substitutions and variations for Thai Fried Pineapple Qu…
Recent Posts Some of my favourite meals are those ones where you can be missing a few ingredients, but still open your fridge and make it work. Versatility is key! This is one of … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/07/thai-fried-pineapple-quinoa/

Turkey Patties with Pico De Gallo

One of our favourite clean eating recipes, these turkey patties with fresh Pico can be eaten as is or on a bun for a fun twist on hamburgers! This recipe is gluten-free.
Recent Posts One of our favourite clean eating recipes, these turkey patties with fresh Pico can be eaten as is or on a bun for a fun twist on hamburgers! Not only did our two kid… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/06/turkey-patties-pico-de-gallo/

Cucumber Dill Salad

A fresh salad, perfect for summer BBQ or picnics.
Recent Posts I've been trying this new thing, where I actually meal plan so I know what we're eating for dinner each night. Saves me from repeated nights of grilled cheese and mac… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/06/cucumber-dill-salad/

Toddler Meals

Toddlers can be strange little creatures on the best of days, and one area that has stumped many of us is food. Here are some tips on how to create a balanced, toddler-friendly diet.
Recent Posts Toddlers can be strange little creatures on the best of days, and one area that has stumped many of us is food. I mean, one day they love something and the next they … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/06/toddler-meals/

So You Want To Meal Plan

We have always been busy people, so meal planning literally saves me. I have no idea how’d we survive without it! And I know, we eat much healthier because of it. So give it a try, I promise you'll like it too!
Recent Posts Almost 6 years I sat on the beach with some friends of mine. There was nothing overly special about the day, just a fun summer day with friends but the day is embedde… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/06/so-you-want-meal-plan/

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Blend up a healthy, dark chocolate dessert dish that boasts the health benefits of the avocado.
Recent Posts Blend up a healthy, dark chocolate dessert dish that boasts the health benefits of the avocado. When I first set to make this for the hubs and I to enjoy with our dat… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/06/chocolate-avocado-pudding/

REVIEW: Peter's Drive-In Opens In Red Deer, Alberta

Why the wait was definitely worth it for the Grand Opening of the Red Deer Peter's Drive-In.
Recent Posts Once upon a time, I was a man who would pass up virtually every opportunity to be "the first" at something. Now, I like to be an early adopter. Usually it's the nerd … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/cant-drive-peters-drive/

REVIEW: Dawg'n It Food Truck, A Hot Dog Worthy of Review

I had heard rumours about Dawg’n It before today, so I had already planned to go and eat there at the kickoff of the season for Food Truck Fridays in Red Deer. They may be brand new to Central Alberta, and I sincerely hope they succeed. They definitely de…
Recent Posts It’s May 22. Not only is it the hottest day of the year (so far), but the hottest event of the year (so far) is also happening. Today is the Red Deer Food Truck Friday… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/review-dawgn-it-food-truck-hot-dog-worthy-review/

Peppermint & Chocolate Mug Cake

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this five minute chocolate mug cake recipe, with a hint of peppermint from Young Living essential oils.
Recent Posts Satisfy your sweet tooth with this five minute chocolate mug cake recipe, with a hint of peppermint from Young Living essential oils. Big enough to share, or not. We … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/peppermint-chocolate-mug-cake/

Curried Chicken Recipe

A delicious curry flavoured recipe that is gluten free.
Recent Posts Instead of caving to a craving for Indian and heading out to eat, we decided to hit up the grocers and create our own Gluten Free version of Curried Chicken. This dis… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/curried-chicken-recipe/

Quinoa Salad

Recent Posts This salad is indescribable. There are so many ways you can make it your own, and it is easy to make a large batch to feed the brood for the week. Incredibly healthy,… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/05/quinoa-salad/

Honeydew Melon Smoothie

A deliciously fresh (and quick) smoothie recipe. By Chani Palindat
Recent Posts I had a serious craving for authentic Honeydew Melon Bubble Tea the other day. Chinatown not being an option, I decided to whip up my own version at home. Verdict? De… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/04/honeydew-melon-smoothie/

EASY BABY CEREAL PANCAKES

A nutritious first food for baby that also freeze well making breakfast a breeze. Made with baby cereal, it's perfect for Baby Led Solids or the independent feeder. By Chani Palindat
Many mamas love giving their little ones cereal as a first food, but for Baby Led Weaning (BLW) babes you skip the purees and ditch the baby foods. If you still want to give your … http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/03/easy-baby-cereal-pancakes/

Ham & Pea Soup

An easy way to use up your Easter dinner leftovers, with tastebud approval. By Chani Palindat
Recent Posts  Have left overs form Easter Dinner? Here is a yummy recipe when there isn't enough ham left over to use for another meal! Ham and Split Pea Soup! We use this Canad… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/03/ham-pea-soup/

Beef on a Bun

A hearty meal that freezes well, and is taste test approved by husbands and kids alike. By Chani Palindat
PREPARATION TIME: 20 mins     COOKING TIME: 5 hours 6lbs Chuck Roast 3 large Onions 1 small bottle ketchup 2 tbsp Vinegar 2 tbsp Salt 1 ½ cup w… http://thesweetmama.com/blog/2015/03/beef-bun/