Mama Naturelle’s Kitchen: The Best Holiday Cookies

I don’t know about you mamas, but I’m not a big winter gal. I love the magic of the holidays, but as soon as December is over, I’m miserable… I hate the cold and snow! Although I haven’t been a fan of this cold weather creeping up, I’ve been having a blast making the holidays […]

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Snack Time : Banana Oatmeal Bites

Hi Mamas! I’ve recently been trying to come up with more breakfast foods for Liam other than fruit and Puffs. Don’t judge me, he is absolutely obsessed with them. He usually eats about half of my breakfast as well – whether it’s a buttered bagel or eggs and toast, the kid will house it. Some days, I resort to […]

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Summer Recipes: Easy, Organic Ice Pops

Hi Everyone… and Happy 4th of July Weekend! Don’t worry – I won’t take up too much of your precious sunbathing/barbecue time 🙂 This is a quick and easy recipe that your tots will love on this warm, summer day! I used these silicone popsicle molds by Chichic ($13.99 on Amazon!) but if you don’t have […]

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3 (Meatless!) High Protein Foods to Add to Your Baby’s Diet

  I’m not trying to raise a vegetarian or vegan baby. My husband loves meat and I (unfortunately) feel the need to incorporate some organic meat in my own diet, although it is definitely not a priority for every meal we make at home. Cheese is also good for my soul. It just is.  I […]

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Conquering Cravings With Easy (and Healthy!) Chia Pudding

Last night, about an hour after putting Liam to sleep, I was craving sweets pretty badly… And if you’re breastfeeding like me, you know what I mean when I say “craving”. It’s not something you can just shrug off and get over. It’s more like… All jokes aside, chia is an amazing seed. It contains more Omega-3s than […]

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10 Creative Purées for Babies 6-12 Months

I love making Liam’s food because of the obvious health reasons (you know exactly what’s in the food you’re making), financial savings (one veggie/fruit goes a long way!), and how creative I can get with each purée. It’s actually a lot of fun to come up with different flavor combinations! Liam is an excellent eater — […]

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Curbing That Sweet Tooth: Healthy Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Who doesn’t love cookies? This recipe is not only moist and delicious, but super healthy, especially while breastfeeding. These scone-like cookies are perfect for breakfast on the go or a mid afternoon snack… 1 cup quick oats ¾ cup whole wheat flour 1 ½ tsp baking powder 2 tsp ground cinnamon ⅛ tsp salt 2 tbsp coconut oil […]

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Lazy Sundays & Protein Pancakes

(YUM.) Here is my super easy recipe for dairy free, wheat free, sugar free protein pancakes (serves 2 people… or one very hungry breastfeeding mama!) 1 medium sized banana 1-2 heaping scoops of whey protein (preferably with no artificial sweeteners!) 4 egg whites 1/3 cup oats 2 tbsps unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1/4 teaspoon baking […]

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Cozying up to Fall: Homemade Apple Crisp

Last Sunday, Joe and I went apple picking with friends in North Salem, New York. The orchard was bustling with activity, even at 10 A.M. so early in the season: fresh donuts, wood fired pizzas, lemonade and cider stands, pumpkin pies, and live country music. After wandering around the farm store, we grabbed our bags and strolled through […]

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Breastfeeding Nutrition: Lactation Banana Muffins

Breastfeeding for as long as possible is my priority. Since my first day postpartum, I have been drinking Fenugreek tea (this one) and eating a healthy diet of protein, carbohydrates, and veggies. Some great foods for breastfeeding are: Salmon (Wild-caught only) – Like other fatty fish, salmon is loaded with a type of fat called DHA, crucial to […]

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