What Baby Ate: Upma (Savoury South Indian Porridge)

Little Pip is 8.5 months and has become a little beaver! In addition to chewing her crib to nothing, she uses her two bottom teeth to attack pacifiers, toys, and of course, her food.

She was never really into the idea of eating “baby food.” With Little Bear, I revelled in the chance to make him all sorts of combinations of pureed baby food. I played with flavour profiles and used my Baby Bullet all the time.  My freezer looked like something out of Pinterest. But Little Pip would much rather grab something we’re eating and gnaw away at it! Continue reading

Healthy Protein Breakfast Muffins

I have a confession to make.

I can’t follow a recipe.

Okay, well it’s not that I can’t follow a recipe…it’s that I never do.  I love trying out new recipes and will usually attempt to stay close(ish) to a recipe the first time I make it, but I am the queen of substitutions and add-ins. And sometimes when that happens, well, I end up with something completely different from what I had set out to make in the first place. Continue reading

Fit Friday: Getting Out of the Breakfast Rut

Welcome to your first instalment of Fit Friday with Arun! I will be periodically posting about incorporating health, nutrition and fitness into our daily routines.  My target will be posts that help you balance family, work, and wellness.

As we all know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  But how many of us are guilty of skipping breakfast, grabbing something from the drive-thru window, or resorting to nutritionally lacking breakfast options? We all do it.  We’re pressed for time and end up running out of the door with a bagel and a coffee.  For me, I was packing oats every weekday.  That’s 260 portions of plain oatmeal every year.  BORING!

breakfast box

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