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Quick Avocado Banana Baby Food Recipe

Ditch snacks full of preservatives and unnecessary sugars and sodium for a refreshingly tasty on-the-go treat for your little tot! Handy food pouches are a convenient and less messy way to feed your kiddos puréed snacks. They are easy to fill and even easier for tots to hold and drink from. Pureed food is a great way introduce your kiddo to tasty vegetables. You can sweeten them up with a little fruit and create a healthy treat to look forward to!
Make your own quick and healthy baby food recipes

Avocado and Banana Baby Food Puree

1 ripe banana
1 ripe avocado peeled and pit removed
Blend ingredients to a smooth puree

Fill your puree pouch like the Squishy Snak Pak in today’s steal (to the fill line) with cooled puree.

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Fruit and Oat Bars | Mom Tip Monday

Autumn means apples are in season and for this Mom Tip Monday, Catherine from Weelicious shares a delicious, healthy recipe the whole family will love.

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Fall is in the air and that also means that apples are in season too. No matter what part of the country you live, a variety of apples are at your disposal. Just as I did as a kid, I take my kids apple picking at a local farm gathering pounds of sweet, crunchy gems. The only problem is that our eyes tend to be bigger then our tummies and we end up with more then we could possibly eat in a week. My remedy is cooking up tons of apple butter to make recipes like these Fruit and Oat Bars.

I have to say, this goes down as one of our family’s favorite recipes because it’s healthy and packed with fiber and other nutrients, as well as being sweet but not in a loaded with sugar and the junk you’ll find in a store-bought equivalent. I guarantee I will be coaxed by the family into making these at least once a week during apple season for school lunch boxes, afternoon snacks or even dessert (it could be a
long winter for mommy)!

Fruit & Oat Bars (Makes 18 Bars)

2 cups whole oats
1 cup flour
2 tbsp wheat germ
1/2 tsp baking soda
10 tbsp butter
1/3 nuts, chopped (I used almonds)
1/4 cup honey
2 cups apple butter or 1-10 to 12 oz. jar fruit preserves

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Place all the ingredients except the apple butter or preserves in a food processor.
3. Pulse until the ingredients are combined and oats and nuts are in small pieces.
4. Press all but 1 cup of the mixture into the bottom of a greased 11 x 7 inch pan.
5. Cover the oat mixture with apple butter or preserves.
6. Crumble the remaining 1 cup of oat mixture over the apple butter or preserves.
7. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
8. Cool, cut and serve.

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Thank you Catherine! These homemade granola bars look scrumptious even for mommy! Stay tuned for another great mom tip next week.

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