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Fan Photo Friday: Baby’s First Foods

Friday, June 1st, 2012

I’m pretty excited to share these Fan Photos of Baby’s First Foods with you all! We have some seriously cute babies in our Mom’s Milk Boutique community…check them out!

Here’s Robbie at about 6 months old trying pears for the first time. His mom says he was ecstatic and that she never fully appreciated how exciting pears can be until she saw Robbie’s reaction to them. Isn’t it cool how babies can make old experiences novel for us again? They remind us to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, like the juicy sweetness of pears.

This is Jordan’s 9 month old son who is still exclusively breastfed, however he recently tasted a lemon. I don’t think he cared for it very much, lol! 🙂 Jordan says although it looks like he was crying, he was not. His reaction was delayed as well; he made that face a good 5-10 seconds after he licked the lemon. They did not expect such a face from tasting the lemon, but what a great expression to capture in a photo!

This is Jolene’s son at one eating a bowl of oatmeal by himself for the first time. She says that this picture doesn’t do his mess justice… there was oatmeal EVERYWHERE !!! But he definitely enjoyed himself! Don’t you just love how focused he is on using his spoon? Kudos to mama for letting baby self-feed despite how messy it is.

Here is Channing at 5 months enjoying some yummy frozen blueberries. His mom says he’s loved blueberries ever since. Not surprising since he looks pretty happy about his blueberries in this picture. And just look at those sweet cheeks! What a cutie!

This is Tracy’s son. His Grandma took him to Burger King to which Tracy says “Ewww! We don’t normally eat that stuff!”. I hear you Tracy…we also have grandparents that give our kids all sorts of junk food that we normally don’t eat. I think it’s a rite of passage for grandparents or something? At any rate I love his serious expression in this picture.

This is Orion, who according to mom his Daddy has a history of letting baby “taste”  totally inappropriate, grown-up palate pleasers (raise your hand if your hubby does the same thing!)….however they do make funny pictures like this one of Orion gnawing on an enormous turkey leg.

Although his real first food that mama sat down to feed him was an avocado at 6 months…which he loved! Avocados make a wonderful first food for babies. 🙂

This is Emmy’s first time eating cereal. Her mom says the experiencing was a little shocking for Emmy who wasn’t sure what to think of it. Her big eyes have a lot to say though, don’t they?

Here’s my chunky monkey at 7 months old having a mashed banana for the first time. He would make these hilarious faces after each taste, but kept wanting more…

Thanks to all who sent in photos for this week’s Fan Photo Friday. And the winner of the 25 Milk Miles is….Channing with his adorable smile and his blueberry goatee!

Okay mamas, get ready for next week’s Fan Photo Friday. The topic is “Let’s Celebrate Summer!”. Share a picture of your family’s favorite summer activity for a chance to win 25 Milk Miles. Just email your summer celebration picture to by Thursday, June 7 and include any information you want shared such as age of baby/child, location, description of the activity, and/or your child’s reaction to the experience.   Then check back on Friday, June 8 to be inspired for summer time fun and see who wins 25 Milk Miles!


Tasty Tuesday: Guacamole with a twist

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

I am on the final day of my 10 day raw vegan cleanse. It’s been an amazing experience! And although it’s been hard, it’s been 100% worth the effort and commitment to the process. I will tell you more about it very soon! In the meantime I wanted to share one of my favorite recipes from the cleanse. It’s a guacamole recipe but with a bit of a twist. Tortilla chips are not on the menu in a raw, vegan diet and guacamole by the spoonful is kind of boring…so how does one enjoy guacamole when eating raw? With red cabbage leaves!

Okay, I admit I was a bit skeptical at first. I didn’t believe it would taste all that great. Plus I questioned if the cabbage leaves would actually scoop and hold the guacamole. Although because many of the other “odd” things from the cleanse proved to be delicious, I decided to give it a try. Turns out the cabbage is super yummy and crunchy….and perfectly holds in the guacamole. Plus the bright purple of the cabbage looks gorgeous in contrast to the green of the avocado. I think I might be hooked!

(Recipe below is courtesy of Vitality Ventures)


3 avocados, stoned (that’s a fancy word to mean the seed has been removed 🙂 ) and mashed

3 plum tomatoes, diced

2 green onions, chopped

1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

juice from 1 small lime

1 teaspoon cumin

2 tablespoons dulse flakes*

salt to taste

1 red cabbage, leaves taken apart


Mix all ingredients together until you get a consistency you like. Use cabbage leaves to dip and scoop up guacamole. Enjoy! 🙂

*Dulse is a new food to me. It’s flavor is not very strong, although it is a distinct flavor. You can easily omit the dulse flakes if you don’t have them or are not interested in trying them. It is simply for added nutrition. You can usually find dulse at your local health food store.

Happy and healthy eating all!