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The Weekly Peek: October 11, 2011

Issue 23 shares quick tips, recipes, and inspiration from one busy mom to other moms on the run. Email, follow us @peekaboomomny.


Baby Food
In true Peekaboo fashion these are quick, easy, healthy recipes. 
baby food from scratch

Main Ingredients:

Banana, avocado.


Other baby food combos (good for all ages)


1 zucchini, diced 

Boil zucchini ~5-7 minutes, reserve 1/2 c water. Blend or mash. 


1 sweet potato, poked with fork, rubbed with olive oil

Bake at 450 for 45 minutes, cool. Blend or mash. 


1 pear, peeled and diced

1/2 banana, sliced

1/2 carrot, shredded

Boil pear and carrot, reserve 1/2 c water.  Blend with banana. Add water to desired consistency. 


1 apple, diced

dash of cinnamon

Boil apple. Reserve 1/8c water. Mix, blend with cinnamon. 


Create your own version - you get the premise...  need inspiration check out Petit Organics (and if you're in NYC, order some).  


Focus Food: Fruits and veggies

We can all use more fruits and veggies - especially our little growing babies and toddlers.  Everyone needs the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that these whole foods supply.   


Shopping Bag

Baby Food Mill

This baby food grinder by Munchkin is so easy to use and clean, I loved it.  I mashed bananas, avocado, strawberries, eggs, sweet potatoes - basically anything soft.  Plus you can feed right from the mill. 



Stop the Whining 

Have you had enough of your kids whining?  Check out this article for some ideas about how you can stop them and better understand why they might be doing it.       




Sleeping on the floor of the grils' room for any longer than 15 minutes. (Need I say more?)   



We're living in an age where technology amazes me. It's really hard to fathom the changes in the last ten years alone.  I can only imagine where we will be when our kids are in college.

That said, one of my favorite technologies is video-chat.  This week my Mom read my four-year old Peter Pan on Skype, and the cousins  Facetimed. It was awesome to watch them seeing each other over the computer. Next I want to try a "Hangout" on Google+ so that we can be online with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins all at the same time... 


The less you do to a food,    

the more it has to offer you.