Recipe of the Week- Apple Puree!

Melissa, May 25, 2010

Apple Puree (great 1st food for 6+ months) 6 apples ½  cup water (just enough to cover the bottom of the dish, apples don’t have to be covered) 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 2. Core apples. 3. Cut the apples in big chunks and put them in a baking dish. 4. Add just enough water to cover the bottom of the dish. 5. Bake for 30 minutes. 6. Peel off the skins. 7. Puree in a food processor or blender adding breast milk or water as needed. 8. Pour into Wean Cubes. Remember to check the temperature before serving. Store the leftovers in the fridge for 3 days or the freezer for 6 months. Yields Approximately: 2 cups (500ml)

Flavor of the Week-Sleep Sack

Melissa, May 24, 2010

My youngest weaner is a horrible sleeper!  I have a friend in the biz that told me about sleep sacks.  I thought it was ridiculous and not worth spending my pennies on, WAS I WRONG!! She let me test one out and the first night I tried it the weaner slept for like 12 hours.  She was so cozy inside her blanket that she barely moved all night (and yes, I am on of those mama’s that checks a million times if I don’t hear anything!) I love this Dwell Studio Owls Sleep Sack from Babybot.  The weaner is still using it and still sleeping.  I have one more sleep tip, stay tuned for next week’s flavor of the week!

From Victoria to Halifax, Welcome All Planet Organic Markets!

Melissa, May 23, 2010

A huge welcome to all the Planet Organic Market Stores! I am so happy to be spread across Canada with such a fantastic company!  Planet Organic has stores in Victoria, Port Coquitlam, Edmonton x 2, Calgary x 2, (Toronto) Vaughn, Port Credit and Halifax.  Planet Organic is famous for their fresh organic produce and groceries.  They offer huge selections and often carry the latest local companies products.  Thanks so much for the support! If you are interested in joining Wean Green’s infamous list of retailers please contact us for more information!

Welcome Community Natural Foods!

Melissa, May 22, 2010

Another awesome retailer for team Wean Green!  We are so excited to have signed up with Community Natural Foods in Calgary.  They currently have 2 storefront locations and are expanding to a farmers market soon.  Their stores are jam packed full of organic foods and organic products.  Wean Green could not have been happier to sign up with this local grocer!  Can’t wait to stock the shelves!

Homemade (by someone else) Baby Food!

Melissa, May 21, 2010

Alright, it may surprise you (unless you know me) that I didn’t make ALL my weaner’s food myself!  Some times there are just days when you are done, you are out of baby food, sleep, patience and ingredients and you just need a little help.  Often times you can get help without going straight to a traditional commercial baby food jar! I found our local baby food chef at our farmer’s market.  I think I purchased every last meal she had on her table! The name you ask? Baby Gourmet! Lifesaver.  So I am hoping to help you other super mamas who feel like taking a break from cooking in the kitchen to head on over to some lovely ladies that will just make it for you.  I have added as many links as I could find, if you have more please add to the comments section, we would love to help you save super mamas! P.S- I wish I could tell you I have tried them all but I have only purchased from Baby Gourmet. Canada: Calgary Eastern Canada Sweet Pea Baby Food Ontario Bobo Baby Throughout Western Canada, TX, DE, NU, PA United States: New York City U.S California Washington & California California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii Gerorgia New York Area Tasty Baby California, Maryland, New York Yummy in my Tummy Florida GustOrganics New York City Happy Baby Food U.S Maddy’s Organic Meals Chicago and area Petite Palate New York & Connecticut

Canadian Dairy Farmers that use Glass Milk Jugs

Melissa, May 19, 2010

Here is my list for Canada (sorry its soo small, maybe you guys can help!) I never did get a response from Dairy Farmer’s of Canada. Avalon Dairy – Western Canada (Mainly B.C) Hewitt’s Dairy – Ontario Harmony Organic– Ontario (with a handful of Canadian Companies) Cochrane’s Dairy– Ontario (this is linked to a story about them, I couldn’t find a web page) Organic Meadow – Ontario (can be found in other Canadian stores, you can use their store finder to find the closest to you)

Recipe of the Week- Sweet Potatoes!

Melissa, May 17, 2010

Sweet Potatoes Puree (6+ Months, great 1st introduction food) Ingredients: 4  Sweet Potatoes 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 2. Wash and dry your sweet potatoes. 3. Poke about 8 holes in each sweet potato. 4. Wrap each sweet potato in tinfoil and place on the middle oven shelf.  Cook for 1 hour. 5. Once cooked allow the sweet potato’s to cool and then remove skin.(tip:  It’s easier to cut them in half and pull the skins off.  They still need to be a bit warm for this to work best. ) 6. Puree in a food processor or blender adding breast milk or water as needed. 7. Pour into Wean Cubes. Remember to check the temperature before serving. Store the leftovers in the fridge for 3 days or the freezer for 6 months. Yields Approximately: 3 cups (775ml)

No Cook Recipe-Banana!

Melissa, May 17, 2010

Banana Mush This one is really easy! Another great meal that does not need to be cooked or pureed! Ingredients: 1 banana 1. Peel banana 2. After you have peeled your banana place it in a bowl and mash with your fork. 3. Spoon into Wean Cubes. Banana alone does not store well after 2 days in the fridge. It is fine when with other ingredients. Yields Approximately: ½ cup (125ml)

Flavor of the Week-Zoobies

Melissa, May 17, 2010

This is a must have for every family that travels! The first time I flew with both weaners I was surprised to find out that they don’t offer complimentary blankets and pillows on West Jet flights anymore, you have to purchase them.  This made for an uncomfortable journey. I saw Zoobies before we left on our Christmas vacation and bought them for the weaners (from Bo Bebe in Calgary).  They are awesome!  Its a 3 in 1; stuffed animal, pillow, and blanket!  They are all super user friendly and even the 1 year old knew how to take out her blanket.  An added bonus of her blanket  is the fleecy corner she can snuggle into. The girls now keep them in the truck for all our travels.  There were tons of different animals and colors at the store and online:  Enjoy!

An Apple a Day…

Melissa, May 17, 2010

We have all heard the old saying, ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’.  What makes apples so famous? Well…A 1/2 cup of Wean Green’s Apple Puree contains: 55 calories; 15 g carbohydrates; 1.5 g total dietary fiber; 4 mg calcium; .2 mg iron; 3 mg sodium; 97 mg potassium; 4 mg magnesium; 9 mg phosphorous; 1 RAE vitamin A; 17 mcg beta-carotene; 13 mg vitamin C;

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