We recently asked our fans to share some easy and delicious toddler-friendly recipes with us. We enjoyed reading all your submissions and will definitely try some with our own picky eaters at home. We chose 2 winners from all the submissions to be featured on our blog. Here is the first one from Carrie Lee.
Thank you Carrier, we loved this healthy yet deliciously creamy adaptation of the traditional Mac ‘n Cheese! (And so did my 5 year old…)
Easy Peasy Mac n Cheesy
whole wheat noodles
1 small butternut squash
5 cups of vegetable broth
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cups shredded cheese
Cook noodles as directed. Remove skin and seeds from squash and cut into small cubes. Bring the broth to a boil and add the squash. Cook for 5-7mins until it’s fork tender. Drain and save 1/2 cup of broth. Place the squash in blender and add the broth, salt, milk and purée until smooth. Pour the puréed sauce on the noodles and add the cheese on top and mix to melt the cheese.
You can add extra milk if necessary to get to desired consistency and voila😋
It’s one of the first decisions you are faced with when you find out you are pregnant, and then you spend months agonizing over it – what are we going to name the baby? Finding out the baby’s gender does help – at least in narrowing down the boy/girl options, but from there you are faced with so many other questions: Do we want a gender specific name? Do we want to honor a traditional family name? Do we want to spell the name this way or that way?
Many choose to keep the name, or at least the short-list, under wraps. However, there is now a new and very fun way to get some help in this arena, should you be stuck or even want to have a little fun with it – Belly Ballot. Belly Ballot is a social baby naming tool that works in 3 easy steps:
1) Pick your 5 favorite names,
2) Invite friends and family to vote (there are some really great prizes to be won also!)
3) Announce your final choice on Facebook and Twitter.
Include your loved ones in this special occasion!
We have teamed up with Seraphine, the fashionable maternity wear designers from the UK to offer you the chance to win the perfect pairing for a mom-to-be and her soon to arrive bundle of joy!
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French born Cecile Reinaud, is the designer of the world renowned and award winning brand that since 2012 has brought style to maternity in a way that resonates with fashion-forward moms and celebrities alike. Seraphine designs can be seen on high profile celebrities such as the Duchess of Cambridge, Shakira, Alicia Keys and Mila Kunis. With a broad collection that spans from ball gowns to casual attire to work place outfits, there is certainly something for every expectant mom.
We are delighted to be able to offer you a 15% discount on their entire range at www.seraphine.com. Enter the promo code LAIT15 at checkout and don’t forget to enter our competition to win one of their best-selling maternity dressed, a Bebe au Lait Snuggle Blanket and Swaddle Set.
We are also offering 15% off on our own website! So stock up on stocking stuffers now and save! Use promo code seraphine15 Click here to shop>
Introducing Pantone’s Fall color: Stormy Weather
It’s official, you just can’t go wrong with grey.
The most classic fall color is making a comeback in this year’s selection of Pantone colors of the season. Pair this autumn hue with classic blacks and whites as well as pops of color for an effortless look.
From the top left:
1: Essential Cuffed Tee, Anthropologie
2: Bebe au Lait Nursing Scarf in Nightingale
3: Twilight Soft Smooth and Grained Leather Tote Bag
4: The T.V. Eye Sunglasses, NYLON
5: Bebe au Lait Nursing Scarf in Nightingale
6: Band for Fitbit FLEX in Grey and Pink, Amazon
7: Joe’s Jeans Cool Off Mid Rise Skinny Ankle