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2017 Holiday Gift Guide & GIVEAWAY

Wean Green’s annual holiday gift guide is here and we hope you love it!! This year, we were focussing on quick and easy ideas for holiday parties. Before Wean Green, Melissa spent a lot of time in the classroom as a teacher and has recreated a lot of the foods she used to see at her holiday parties. We’ve chosen our favourite holiday themed recipes that will be great in the classroom or on the dinner table. These recipes are designed to be fast and easy. If you don’t have the ingredients already in your kitchen you will be able to pick them up at your local grocery store. We understand the importance of getting those last minute holiday snacks into the classroom and still having time to wrap gifts:)! The best part is that you can get your recipes ready to go and pack in Wean Green or just throw your leftovers in Wean Green and store for the next day. We like to prep all the food ahead of time and store them in the fridge in the containers so it is even that much easier. HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY! Can anyone ever have enough Wean Green? We don’t think so! Checkout the 2017 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway HERE! List of Recipes (click to be redirected) Gingerbread People Grinch Kabobs Marshmallow Snowmen Stirrers Popcorn Cake Reindeer Rice Treats Strawberry Santa Hats Tree Brownies Christmas Tree Fruit Tray Festive Layer Dip Meat & Cheese Tree Platter Pita Trees Roasted Beet & Cashew Dip Sandwich Wreath Snowman Cheeseball Veggie Santa

Recipe of the Week-Sweet Chicken

Although simple, this was one of my youngest weaner’s favorite meals when she was about 10 months old! Once you have introduced sweet potatoes it is okay to mix it with chicken after 8 months.  Feeding chicken alone is too bland for some weaners (not all) and if they have a familiar taste to go with it they are more willing to eat those first meats! Sweet Chicken 2 boneless skinless chicken breast 4 sweet potatoes Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Poke each sweet potato seven times and wrap in tinfoil. Cook sweet potatoes for 40 minutes. Place chicken on baking sheet and place in the oven. Cook sweet potatoes and chicken for another 20 minutes. Dice into small pieces or puree in a food processor or blender adding breast milk or water as needed. Pour/spoon into Wean Cubes. Remember to check the temperature before serving. Store the leftovers in the fridge for 3 days or the freezer for 3 months.

Guest Recipe of the Week! Pear, Parsnip & Ginger Puree

Thank you so much to Kim Corrigan-Oliver from Your Green Baby for sharing her amazing recipe! Check out her website for tips on raising Your Green Baby! This is so delicious you will be steaming pears and parsnips to make an adult version of this puree. Hint – it makes a wonderful soup. I am a big believer in tickling tiny taste buds on a regular basis; you have to keep those little taste buds on their toes and by exposing your baby to a variety of tastes now may spell success at avoiding the picky eating stage. At nine months of age I challenge parents to add herbs and spices to their baby’s purees, it is such a wonderful way to tickle tiny taste buds and also provide an amazing amount of minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals – yes herbs and spices are full of nutrition. Pear, Parsnip and Ginger Puree 9 to 12 months 2 medium parsnips, peeled and chopped 3 medium pears, peeled, cored and chopped ¼ tsp ginger Steam parsnips for 15 to 20 minutes, add pears and steam another 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool slightly then puree with hand blender or in blender.  Add ginger and mix well. Nutritional Information Parsnips are a good source of potassium, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, and manganese.  Pears provide a good source of vitamin C, fiber, vitamin A, niacin and potassium.  Ginger provides potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese and vitamin B6. Hope your little ones enjoy it! Thank you so much to Kim from Your Green Baby for sharing her amazing recipe!