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  • Best Pumping Accessories for Work

    Pumping at the workplace has its difficulties– yet the right equipment can make all the difference. Heading back to work if you’re a breastfeeding or pumping moms and dad can be

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  • Zucchini Raspberry Puree

    As soon as babies are born, their minds begin to learn. New sights, new sounds, even the feeling on their fingertips as they start to touch new things. Could you imagine being that tiny in this

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  • How to Pump Breast Milk for Your Baby

    Exactly how usually should I pump? Exactly how do I save bust milk? You have questions as well as we have ALL of the answers. Great deals of nursing parents also select to pump bust milk for

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  • DIY Hummingbird Food

    Want to enjoy hummingbirds without the garden? It’s easier than you think! Make your own food at home and turn any outside space a haven for beautiful, fluttering hummingbirds. All you need

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  • DIY Homemade Silver Polish

    A good silver polish is hard to find. And by good, I mean one that’s not full of harmful chemicals, strong odors and that actually works. Luckily, making your own out of just a few

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The Homemade Baby Food Recipes

Tasty new homemade baby food recipes, feeding tips, baby related news, safety recalls, updates to our site and more!
  • Potato Pancakes for Baby

    If your little one likes to feed himself, he’ll just love these potato pancakes! They have a lovely soft, smooth texture so they’re very easy for him to manage and a subtle flavour

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  • Homemade Raspberry Pancakes for Baby

    Pancakes have always been one of our favourite baby foods because they are so easy for little ones to eat. You can just cut them into bite-sized pieces for self-feeding and they have a nice, soft

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  • Homemade Blueberry Popsicles for Baby

    This recipe for Homemade Blueberry Popsicles for baby is full of natural antioxidants, tastes wonderful and makes a lovely cooling treat on a hot day! If you’ve not yet introduced

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  • Baked Sweet Potato Balls for Baby

    Don’t you just love recipes that need hardly any ingredients, but taste amazing? These Cheesy Sweet Potato Balls really fit the bill – they are so quick and easy to make they’re

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  • Sweet Potato Boxty for Baby

    If you’re not from Ireland, you may be wondering what on earth ‘boxty’ is. If it’s not something you’ve ever tried before, then let me tell you… you’re

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At Home With Natalie

Celebrate Motherhood
  • Skillet Hash browns + Eggs
    Our family could eat breakfast foods for any meal! I love this cheesy potato and egg dish because it is delicious and SO EASY to make! It’s a recipe that you can easily adjust to feed the...
  • Favorite Things: Beauty and Self Care Picks
    I’m excited to go back to my blogging roots and share a favorites post! I went around our house and gathered beauty and self cafe products that I use and love! I’m sharing everything from my...
  • Building Our Home: The Model
    Most of our family life we have been a ministry family. That has led us to move a lot and most of those years were far away from family. We were excited to move back to Charlotte and knew this is...
  • Christmas Day 2020
    Merry Christmas from our family to yours! I’m excited to share a look into our Christmas Day…it’s magical with a house full of little ones!I was especially grateful for the special...
  • Mom Favorite: Best of GoNoodle CD!
    When the Best of GoNoodle CD came in the mail my kids freaked because they use GoNoodle in their school, and now they can listen to their favorite music tracks at home! I thought I had discovered...

Your kid is finally old enough to eat actual food - yay! Fundamental ground rules.

Creating your own baby food is simple, quick, and saves money. Be conscious of common allergens and gas-inducing foods. Pick organic produce when possible. And, eventually, be sure that the foods you are producing are age appropriate.

Butternut Squash and Turmeric Focaccia Recipe +9M. Fluffy, airy, addictive. The squash sweet flavor is well balanced by the sea salt and the rosemary on top.

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Pizza is one of the most loved kids food, all together with everything that can be enjoyed on a stick. So…why not combining the two together? This is a super easy and quick fun recipe to prepare for the holidays…and also later as we can enjoy trees all year around 🙂 You will need only 5 ingredients: a pizza dough. Store bought or made from scratch. You decide! If you […]

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Such a nourishing soup for little ones and grown ups. You will love the mild spice background flavor that comes from the curry powder and the garam masala. You can adjust the spiciness pending your little one’s age and your family’s taste. The suggested quantities will offer you a mild and delicately spiced soup. Chickpeas will give a nice amount of protein to the meal. Easy soup to prepare in […]

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Baby puffs are such a great snack for babies. Few healthy ingredients, no additional sugars, baby puffs used to keep my little ones engaged and busy when meal time was not ready or we were out on the stroller. Once you learn the proportions between the basic groups of ingredients in baby puffs, you can really start switching single ingredients following what’s in season and what your little one’s likes […]

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It’s definitely pumpkin season and I wanted to incorporate this lovely Fall/Winter ingredient in a sweet treat that was not too sugary nor heavy or loaded with cream. That’s how the Happy Morning Sunshine cake came to life. Moist, light, fluffy and deeply orange! My kids like carrot cake, naturally sweet, smooth. Why not adding pumpkin too? I used raw pumpkin and raw carrots to have only few easy steps […]

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Fish sticks loaded with flavor and nutrients. This recipe received thumbs up from the whole family. The sticks have a creamy texture that pleased the kids and provide high amounts of iron, Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Vitamin D that made me happy 🙂 If you are looking for an iron boosting + immune system boosting + brain and visual development + bone growth support recipe for your little one, […]

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Since I moved to the States I realized that Halloween is a huge huge holiday here. And when my little ones where old enough to walk I started enjoying their excitement about dressing up, decorating the house, carving the pumpkin…and the trick-or-treat traditional walk. 2020 definitely challenged our creativity this year. The dilemma as a parent is to balance safety and respect of the guidelines with the kids’ desire of […]

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We are enjoying some Fall weather here in Southern California and it’s finally time for comforting nourishing soups!! Definitely our favorites for so many reasons: they are loaded with good veggies and nutrients every spoon is creamy, welcoming, warm and tasty they come in so many flavors pending the mix of ingredients they can be enriched with pasta, rice, croutons to give more texture Today’s soup has also double bonus […]

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Raise your hand if your eyes widen when you hear the first sneeze in the house. I definitely do. Reality is that colds/coughs/running noses are totally normal during this time of the year, but that doesn’t mean they are welcome 🙂 This is the time when I switch my menu plan into “immune system boosting mode” and I create yummy recipes using all the natural foods that help protecting our […]

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French Toast. Such an easy breakfast to prepare for your little one and for the whole family. It’s a quick and nutritious cousin of the pancakes, but it takes way less time to prepare. Today I would like to share with you a baby version, enriched with banana some spices and hemp seeds. I’m not using any kind of added sugar in the recipe (the maple syrup on top is […]

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A lovely summer salad that your toddler can enjoy with the rest of the family. All the nutritional components are there: protein + fiber + good fats and tons of flavor. Zucchini are at the top of the season, delicately sweet and easy to find locally at a very low price. They are a great baby and toddler ingredient for many recipes. Today I want to share with you a […]

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Going at the beach is so much fun. Simply looking at the blue of the ocean makes me happy and the joy of the kids splashing in the water and playing with the sand is priceless. Still, moving away from the Instagram perfect beach picture reality is that a stress-free lunch at the beach with a toddler requires planning and some tips from experience. Improvising is definitely not an option. […]

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One of my memories of my summer childhood is related to a special treat that came in a glass jar: the fruit juice!! Smooth, velvety, almost creamy, made from fresh fruit, cold. My mom used to offer it as afternoon snack and I simply loved it. Being the fruit juice made from the pulp of fresh fruit and not filtered, it also contains a nice amount of fiber. I wanted […]

Baby Puffs are one of the most viewed recipes here at BuonaPappa and to be sincere I’m not surprised 🙂 Puffs are a perfect baby snack: light: it doesn’t compromise meals. not messy: you don’t have to mop the floor if they fall. portable: perfect on-the-go snack idea. entertaining: my kids spent more than half of the time playing with puffs and eating some of them here and there. educational: […]

Definitely one of our favorite meatballs recipe. Loaded with nutrients and flavor. It’s perfect for picky eaters: the zucchini are very well combined with all the other ingredients. They give that extra moist that balances the turkey meat. The fresh tomato sauce receives all the juices from the meatballs and becomes super tasty too. The meatballs are egg free! I substituted the eggs with chia seeds. The seeds will bind […]

This is a perfect cake for a beginner: easy to prepare, moist and tasty. Strawberries and oranges give a lovely fruity flavor while the ricotta keeps the cake moist. The cake is not over sweet: I added a minimus amount of sugar (you can substitute cane sugar with maple syrup) and I let the natural sweetness of the strawberries do the rest. As the fruit has a very important role […]

Have you ever tried those indulgent chocolate bakery muffins with that lovely broken crust on top and a super moist heart? With an intense cocoa flavor and those melting pieces of chocolate inside? Well, get ready to bake some! There are gazillions of chocolate muffins recipes online, great ones. I’m sharing with you this particular one as it has a different baking technique, it’s easy to prepare and…never fails!! What […]

Oatmeal, such a creamy and nourishing breakfast idea for little one…and not only for breakfast. Naturally gluten free the oatmeal is a very versatile meal. Starting from the oat base you can really add on so many healthy ingredients to change the flavor and increase the nutritional value of each teaspoon. Today I want to share with you a lovely combo: oatmeal + peaches + cardamom + tahini + hemp […]

If you are looking for an easy baby recipe, loaded with nutrients, brain boosting, iron boosting and that doesn’t require any cooking…you might want to try this one. Few super food ingredients combined together for an unusual baby food combo: sardines, avocado, almonds, hemp seeds and oat cereals. The final result can be a smooth puree or a finger food pending how much baby oat cereals you will add. The […]

My little one just turned 7 last week. I love birthday celebrations. During the winter break I have been thinking and asking Alex how we could celebrate his birthday: family trip to Legoland? Art and Drawing party with his friends? Roller-skate party? Bouncy house in the backyard? We went big and small, crazy and fun. We had so many ideas…and then the lockdown came. We are in total and complete […]

Funny fact. Growing in Italy we didn’t have the Easter Bunny but we definitely had the giant chocolate egg, simply called The Easter Egg. One for each kid, giant (I’m taking about 9 inches up!!) and…most important thing, with a surprise inside. Yep, it was a big deal for the kids…and it still is. Living in Los Angeles it is not usually easy to find an imported Italian Easter Egg […]

Hello lovely people! It has been a while and since the last time I shared a recipe with you and the life as we knew it simply changed. We are currently at our 4th week of lockdown. School-from-home is the new reality and #stayathome is the only way we have to help limiting the spread of the virus. I really hope everyone of you and your loved ones are fine […]

My kids love hamburgers: juicy, meaty, loaded with flavors. I like the homemade version, where I can be sure of the origin of all the ingredients, meat mainly, but I also love to offer the kids meatless options to alternate. The quinoa veggie burgers are juicy and cheesy, they received thumbs up by both kids! They are made with quinoa, of course, mixed together with a mix of trusted and […]

This cold and flu season has been nasty, way stronger than last year from what I remember. When I hear the first sneeze in the house I start getting ready with all my homemade remedies, from recipes to syrups to…chest balms. With the years I’ve been fine tuning my mix of “potions” as my hubby calls them 🙂 to both boost the immune system and alleviate the cold/cough symptoms. I […]

A lovely and popular first food for little ones: sweet potatoes! Today combined in a simple and nutritious way with pears and hemp seeds. The final creamy texture and the delicately sweet flavor are a baby crowd pleaser 🙂 Why Sweet Potatoes are Great for Babies? The creamy sweet taste makes sweet potatoes a great baby food ingredient, babies simply like them. Their great nutritional value makes sweet potatoes loved […]

I love energy bites: small treat that you can indulge yourself with during the day as a light snack to recharge the energies. I like to prepare small energy balls for the kids to take to school and enjoy when they do sports. With that in mind I asked myself: why babies cannot have their own energy bite? That’s how I created these little sweet and delicate balls: soft enough […]

One recipe = one family. This recipe nails the concept 🙂 A nourishing baby puree, smooth and almost allergy free, perfect for little palates and at the same time a lovely breakfast idea for mom, dad and big brothers and sisters. Rice pudding is such a lovely comforting recipe. I flavored it with some pumpkin puree and added a touch of lemon, vanilla and cinnamon to complete the combo. You […]