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Dessert for a Big Person vs. a Little One

I get asked frequently for different ideas to feed kids and babies eating solids. I always lean on the side of simple for everything I prepare. Parents often have little or no time to make elegant fancy snacks and that is all the more reason to use whole foods more often- less work!

Now is a good time to start thinking about what fruits you want to stock up on in the summer. They get quite expensive during the winter, and although I’m a fan of eating seasonally, frozen fruit is an ideal snack for kids and for smoothies. Try a bowl of frozen blueberries instead of ice cream for your next movie night.

My dessert tonight (excuse the imperfect iPhone pics):


Organic zucchini cake from scratch with hemp hearts, Camino cocoa and trader joes chocolate chips!

Harper’s dessert tonight: (10 months old)


Our own frozen fruit from local summer supply and Costco organic mango chunks.

Takes about 30min to thaw which is perfect to break up the digestive process from dinner. ALWAYS eat your fruit alone is possible. Yum!



Kid and baby friendly! A favorite treat of mine, gluten free if you get quality oats, and oh so easy!

For one serving:

1)Two apples sliced and coated in cinnamon. Take the apple peels and core, and simmer in a small water bath, covered.
2)While extracting the would-be-wasted apple juice, take half a cup of oatmeal and half a cup of any kind of flour (I use stone ground whole wheat) and add a few tbsps of hemp hearts, flax seed or other favorite “sprinkles”. If not avoiding sugar- add one tbsp of coconut sugar.
3)Now strain out the apple juice over the dry mixture, pour about 3 tbsp of coconut oil and mix until moist. Add more coconut oil as needed. Spread evenly over apples.

Bake at 350 until edges brown and apples are bubbling and soft. (20min or so)
Serve with plain yogurt or coconut cream!

It was really nice to be able to enjoy a dessert from the same bowl with my 9 month old. If they are any bigger than that, I’d double the batch to 4-5 apples.