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July 2017

Greenspace can be limited in downtown Petoskey, yet business owners Cheryl and Roger Tallman have accomplished a noticeable landscape in a confined space. The building is located at 523 E. Mitchell St. in Petoskey, and accommodates their businesses, Fresh Baby and Creative i. Before the makeover, the property was in great shape but it lacked that “wow” factor. Previously, what stood out about the company building was a ground-mounted flag pole, flat white siding with brick trim, and a small green lawn. Designed with clients and employees in mind, Cheryl and Roger wanted their new space, “to be dramatic, rustic, functional and have a beautiful display of water.” The whole exterior space was updated from the siding to the grounds. Read More.

June 2017

It’s hot out there!  I’m sure there is plenty of water available but what if they are on a field trip and only have access to a drinking fountain?  I want my kids to know that they will have water, even in an emergency.  So, throw in their backpack the Fresh Baby Collapsible Water Bottles. They are 10 ounces, foldable, freezable, reusable, and collapsible.  They also attach to a diaper bag or lunch box. The 10-ounce size is small for small hands and has a natural resource message in the waterfall design. They are also BPA and lead free. If we are going out for the day, I’ll freeze a couple and put them in the cooler with snacks.  They keep everything else cold and are handy for emergencies. Read More.

August 2016

The number one reason that I love this teether is the shape. It is so easy for Reef to hold onto and keep a nice firm grip on it and the end is a great way for him to massage his poor little gums. Another nice feature is that while he has the ability to reach his molars, there is also a safety guard to prevent him from choking himself. Read More.

August 2016

Featured Fresh Baby, baby food trays as one of the top products for making baby food purees. Read More.

June 2016

Kids Eat Like a Superhero with Fresh Baby {A Review & Giveaway} Boom! Pow! Pop!Kids love superheroes, don't they! Boy or girl, young or old...there is just something about superheroes that we can all love and appreciate. At least, that's how it is in my house! But what don't kids love? Well, eating their vegetables for one! Read More.

June 2016

How to use our MyPlate Toss Up Beach Ball - VIDEO

June 2016

When it comes to my son's healthy habits, its my goal to provide him with well balanced meals on a daily basis. This means making sure he eats adequeate servings of various food groups. Read More.

June 2016

How to have fun and play with our new MyPlate Toss Up Beach Ball - VIDEO

June 2016

My kids love the new Comic Book Design 4-Section My Plate and 8 oz Dairy Cup from Fresh Baby! These 8 inch plates are designed for kids 6 and up, which are a really nice option to have for my bigger kids. They have outgrown the traditional toddler plates, but the doesn't mean they don't like their own cool kids dinnerware! Read More.
 

May 2016

The MyPlate Comic Book plates are 8 inches and have four sections. Each section is labeled for fruit, vegetables, protein and grains. All of them are proportional to what’s an acceptable amount to feed your kids. I highly recommend with their plates, getting the guide they offer. Read More.

March 2016

Water is a big necessity throughout many aspects of our lives. We use it for bathing, cleaning, and cooking. Drinking water is also essential for our overal health and well being, especially since our bodies are made up of about 60% of it. Read More

March 2016

Water is so important in our family.   Every night my husband takes at least three bottles of water with  him to bed.  I always have one close by too and sometimes my son has one next to his bed.  He’s only four and still has accidents so I don’t encourage this yet. Read More.

March 2016

Our body’s make up of 60% of water. We are told to drink 8-10 glasses of water a day as rich as this country is while other countries are struggling with having drinking water some Americans do not even drink one glass of water a day. Read More

March 2016

As a mom, this is something I'm really striving to improve on- both for myself and for my children. I want to show them good drinking habits from the beginning so that they won't fall into that pattern of choosing sugary drinks over water. Read More.

March 2016

The Drink Up initiative is one that is hitting America with a “splash”. The Drink Up team is all about Americans drinking more water. Why? Well water is the healthiest beverage and why wouldn’t it be, it is over half of your body composition. Read More.

January 2016

Hitched It’s cold, your family has been cooped up, and your fresh out of ideas for dinner. Use these super (simple) soup recipes to save the day! Read More.

December 2015

If your family celebrates Hanukkah, here are some ideas and recipes to include your little one in the flavors of Hanukkah. Enjoy and happy Hanukkah! Read More.

November 2015

If your family celebrates Hanukkah, here are some ideas and recipes to include your little one in the flavors of Hanukkah. Enjoy and happy Hanukkah! Read more.

November 2015

Side dishes made with lightly cooked fresh vegetables can add rich flavor, festive color and a dose of delicious nutrition to your holiday dinner table.  Try a few of these side dish recipes. Read more.

November 2015

What’s on your holiday menu this year? With Thanksgiving swiftly approaching, and if your baby is old enough to sit-up and experience lumpier more textured foods, this can be a great time to incorporate their needs into the menu planning and fun at the table! Read More.

October 2015

Baked potatoes can be the foundation for a great family dinner by creating a baked potato bar!  Similar to a taco bar, a baked potato bar offers every family member a chance to make their own meal. Instead of copying the Mexican Taco bar flavors, we decided to change up the flavor and go with Mediterranean-inspired flavors....Read more.

October 2015

Introducing herbs to your child at an early age helps to develop their sense of taste and can make foods more interesting.  Start out by adding an herb or spice to baby food purees. Read More.

October 2015

Soups make for delicious lunches or dinners, year around. When the temperature drops, there’s nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of soup. Soup is also easy to make, can take less than 30 minutes and makes for great leftovers. Read More.

September 2015

A few months ago, I shared my secret to making homemade baby food so easy!  Today, I'm back with another product from Fresh Baby that's helping me teach Sophia hot to eat fresh and healthy toddler meals – while keeping her happy and entertained too! Read More.

August 2015

Back to school means back to school lunches. Some parents dread this and if you’re one of those moms or dads, we get it. It can be cumbersome to pack a lunch each day Read More.

August 2015

Pomegranates are quite unique. Slightly sweet. Slightly tart. Inside the crimson-colored fruit you'll find exactly 840 Arils. These are seeds surrounded by a sac of sweet-tart juice. Read More.

August 2015

Fish is good for you and for your child’s health. It’s rich in essential nutrients, a great source of high quality protein and it contains omega 3-fatty acidsRead More.

July 2015

Am I the only one that feels like it’s a full time job just to get my son to eat breakfast,lunch and dinner? He wants to snack all day and it's not on veggies! I can't tell you how many times I have tried different meals, sneaking veggies in them, only to fail one more time andwaste food and eventually go back to chicken nuggets (mommies bff). Read More.

July 2015

Keep your kids guzzling water all summer!Summer is in full swing and kids are running around like crazy, which means drinking water is a must! Here are some fun ways to keep them guzzling the good stuff all summer long. Read More.  

July 2015

Metro Detroit Mommy Reviews Fresh Baby - Toddler Meals Made Easy One of the most common questions we see on Metro Detroit Mommy and other parenting forums relate to toddlers and eating.  Many toddlers are picky, adding to that the difficulty of making sure the foods are safe (avoiding choking hazards) it can add to the stress of toddler meal time. Read More.  

July 2015

Like most moms, I strive to provide my kids with delicious, well balanced diets...covering all their food groups each day, and I like to think I mostly do a pretty good job. But more than just serving my kids healthy meals, I also want to teach them to do the same for themselves. Read More.

July 2015

One thing that is very important when breastfeeding is drinking plenty of water. One of the items I received to review from Fresh Baby was a 10-ounce collapsible water bottle. I love my collapsible water bottle because its easy to take places and is dishwasher safe. Drinking plenty of water is essential so having a reusable water bottle has made it easy and convenient for me. Read More.  

July 2015

Breastfeeding is a special time in you and your baby’s life. The human body is pretty amazing. During pregnancy your body has been getting you ready to breast feed your newborn baby.  While your body is getting you physically ready, you may want to do some preparation in your last trimester to ensure breastfeeding is an enjoyable success. Read More.  

June 2015

My children play non-stop during the warm summer months! All that playing leads to hungry children, constantly asking for snacks. Hot kids really enjoy cold snacks like popsicles and ice cream. I don’t mind a sugary snack every now and then, but when kids are really hungry and snacking often I prefer to serve healthier options. Fresh Baby Products make serving healthy (and homemade) cool snacks easy.  Read More.

June 2015

Introducing herbs to your child at an early age helps to develop their sense of taste and can make foods more interesting. Start out by adding a single herb or spice to baby food purees. Read More.  

June 2015

I don't know about YOUR kids, but I feel like mine are eating ALL. THE. TIME. Seriously, they can finish a full lunch and then ten minutes later, "Can I have a snack?" Please tell me, I'm not the only one!  Read More.

June 2015

I will be the first to admit that while I do keep teaching healthy eating habits to Ladybug in the back of my mind, I don’t always DO just that. I’m also nowhere close to being able to say that I meet the each and every one of her nutritional needs every day. Read More.

June 2015

              Cammie was very excited to try out her dinnerware set which includes everything you need for mealtime! Cammie used this for lunch time today and loved it! We discussed the different sections of the plate. Read More.

June 2015

My grandson is picky, no veggies and few fruits. My granddaughter who was born a 2 lb. 10 oz. preemie will eat you out of house and home with the exception of veggies. If it's green, it's mean in their eyes and they're not allowing it to get close to their lips. Read More.

June 2015

Have you seen the Gogurt commercial where the son reminds his dad to put one in his lunch because mom is gone, and they break out in the “snack time and lunch” song and dance. That commercial is one of my son’s favorites even though I don’t think he’d ever had a gogurt the first time he saw it. Read More.

May 2015

My little guy(5 months) LOVES this teether! It works really well for soothing those sore gums. The handle fits right into his hand. He is able to reach out and grab it, and easily bring it to his mouth. It amazing.. he actually gets excited when he sees the teether! Read More.  

May 2015

A review from A Little Bit of Everything - her youngest son loves the snack cup and independently feeding himself. With summer almost here Sharon is also loving making her own healthy frozen pops. Read More.

May 2015

Baking a pizza at home with the family is a fun way to spend an evening — and it can be healthy, too, when prepared the right way. Read More.

May 2015

Almonds are rich in minerals, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous and especially high in calcium. Almonds are high in mono-unsaturated fat which helps to lower cholesterol, especially the bad cholesterol (LDL). Almonds contain a high degree of oleic acid, which is believed to be the ingredient in olive oil that protects against heart disease. Read More.  

May 2015

Out of all the products that I enjoyed reviewing the pop makers and the snack cup were my top picks. The pop makers you can use to make so many different tasty cool treats and it is so easy and convenient. We poured some mango juice into our pop maker and let it freeze and then enjoyed some really good cool mango treats in our backyard. My toddler likes to pack his own crackers and treats into his snack cup and then put it into my diaper bag to take with us when we are on the go. Read more.

April 2015

Do you struggle with feeding your toddler a well-balanced meal? Perhaps they only want to eat foods that are a certain color or maybe they’ll only drink milk in a blue cup. Read More.

April 2015

http://www.themomiverse.com/health-and-wellness/tips-for-storing-thawing-and-warming-breast-milk/ While circumstances may vary from mom to mom, breastfeeding can be the ultimate bonding experience between you and your baby. Read More.

April 2015

Unfortunately weight gain is becoming an issue for kids as young as two. Learn about your baby's nutrition requirements Read More.

April 2015

http://www.diet.com/dietblogs/read_blog.php?title=Tofu%3A+More+than+Just+a+Good+Source+of+Protein%21&blid=30678 Tofu is the Japanese name for soybean curd. Dating back to its use in China around 200 B.C, tofu is believed to be the first processed food. Read more.

April 2015

Learn the basics of pork including how to shop, store and cook a delicious pork-based meal. Read More.

March 2015

Let’s face it- kids get bored with sandwiches fast. We have some awesome tips to make school lunches a little more exciting.

March 2015

Let’s face it- kids get bored with sandwiches fast. We have some awesome tips to make school lunches a little more exciting. Read More...

March 2015

When stored or served incorrectly, baby food can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Are you taking the right precautions to keep your baby healthy? Check out these tips to be sure. Read More.

February 2015

Making the small change from processed white bread to whole grain bread is an easy way to improve your diet. A whole grain is more nutritious than a processed grain because the processing removes...Read more. 

February 2015

Q and A with Cheryl Tallman: Fresh Baby was founded, and continues to operate, on the belief that all parents want to raise healthy children, but when it comes to healthy eating habits, they often lack the tools Read more. 

February 2015

We all know that children should eat less than adults. After all, they are smaller. The following are some serving size guidelines for a 1-2 year old that may help you out. Read more. 

February 2015

Homemade baby food will cost less than $100, saving your family up to a whopping $500! Here are the four basic steps to making baby food: Read more. 

January 2015

Eating local is important for a number of reasons...Read more. 

January 2015

Enjoying local foods means eating foods that were grown close to you. Defining local is hard, but depending on where you live, most people agree ...Read More.

January 2015

To start 2015 with a healthy start, Fresh Baby sought out an organization in the community that shared the company’s goal of providing support to families to live a healthy lifestyle. Read more.

January 2015

Tallman’s recent donation of 72 dinnerware sets and $1,000 to the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan’s Safe Home represents an extension of her daily work over the past 12 years. Read more.

January 2015

With the frost temps of winter upon us, there's nothing more comforting than a tasty bowl of warm soup. To celebrate National Soup Month we've simplified homemade soup to make it "so easy". Read more.

January 2015

All you have to do is start with store-bought chicken stock, add fresh veggies and cooked chicken, and in less than 15 minutes you’ll have a great bowl of soup seven delicious ways and have leftovers to enjoy all over again. Read more.

December 2014

Baking a pizza at home with the family is a fun way to spend an evening, and it can be healthy, too, when prepared the right way. Read more. 

December 2014

In addition to serving traditional recipes from your grandmother at a holiday feast, there are many ways to celebrate with your family. Here are a few ideas for starting food traditions that may remain with your family for generations...Read more.

November 2014

Adding a warm cup of delicious soup to your holiday menu can help to stimulate the appetite without filling you up.Delight in the flavors of the season with these yummy recipes. Read more.

November 2014

Let’s face it, kids get bored with sandwiches fast. We have some awesome tips to make school lunches a little more exciting. Here are four must-have building blocks for making the perfect sandwich and eight simple ideas to make things interesting. Read more.

November 2014

Pork earned the nickname as the "other white meat" because producers learned to create pork products that are as low in fat as some cuts of chicken. Follow our tips for selecting and preparing your pork. Read more!

November 2014

Baby’s First Hanukkah Read more.

November 2014

Recipes to help you celebrate Hanukkah with your baby from four months to toddler. Just because you’re baby isn’t eating solids doesn’t mean he can’t partake in the celebration. Read more.

October 2014

Celebrate National Soup Month by making a "Soup Bar" for a family fun dinner! Line up a series of topping choices and let the kids sprinkle their own toppings on the soup to make it their own. Read more...

October 2014

     I am excited to be able to share a snack cup that is infant and toddler friendly with you all. It is Fresh Baby’s So Easy Snack Cup, or in our house, “the carrot cup"...This cup was an exciting departure from what we have seen before. Read more.

October 2014

Let's face it- sandwiches get boring fast. Here are some tips to help make them a little more exciting! Read more.

October 2014

Let's face it- sandwiches get boring fast. Here are some tips to help make them a little more exciting! Read more.

October 2014

Breastfeeding is a special time in you and your baby’s life. During pregnancy your body has been getting you ready to breastfeed your newborn baby.  While your body is getting you physically ready, you may want to do some preparation in your last trimester to ensure breastfeeding is an enjoyable success. Read more.

October 2014

Breastfeeding is the ultimate bonding experience between you and your baby. You will cherish it forever! Sometimes it’s not always easy to breastfeed your baby...Read more.

September 2014

Breastfeeding is the ultimate bonding experience between you and your baby. However, it’s not always convenient or possible to breastfeed your baby directly. Here’s the safe way to store your breast milk for safe consumption later. Read more.

September 2014

Breastfeeding is the ultimate bonding experience between you and your baby. You will cherish it forever! Sometimes it's not always easy to breastfeed your baby directly so storing breast milk for safe consumption later is very important...Read more.

August 2014

  Breastfeeding is a special time in you and your baby’s life. During pregnancy your body has been getting you ready to breastfeed your newborn baby.  Read more.

August 2014

No one can deny that a nicely plated meal looks more appetizing, but did you also know it’s healthier for your family? Read more.

August 2014

  It’s no secret that I love Fresh Baby products and the company in general! But, I now have a new way of freezer storage that I love alongside the So Easy Trays Read more.

August 2014

  I was excited to partner with Fresh Baby to share with you some Summer Food Safety tips. I received products for review in exchange for my honest opinion Read more.

August 2014

While your body is getting you physically ready, you may want to do some preparation in your last trimester to ensure breastfeeding is an enjoyable success. Here's how...Read more.

August 2014

I was excited to partner with Fresh Baby to share with you some Summer Food Safety tips. I received products for review in exchange for my honest opinion Read more.

July 2014

A lot of detail and practice goes into mastering the art of food presentation, but there are easy ways for you to create healthy plates with an artistic touch. Here are some ways to help you dress up your plate with textures and colors to make your family meals look better and more appetizing! Read more.

July 2014

Professional chefs work hard to create meals that not only taste excellent, but look good too. No one can deny that a nicely plated meal looks great, but did you also know it’s healthier for your family?....Read more.

July 2014

Summertime is a terrific opportunity to cook up a nice variety of vegetables. Take advantage of this time of year to introduce your family to some greate new flavors. Read more.

July 2014

Professional chefs work hard to create meals that not only taste excellent, but look just as great as they taste. No one can deny that a nicely plated meal looks great, but did you also know it's healthier for your family? Read more.

July 2014

I will be trying to make as much of their purees as possible and so the items Fresh Baby sent are perfect to help me with this! The storage bags, dishes and cutting board are so super useful.  I love that fresh baby is trying to make sure you have all of the tools you need to make great food for your kids! Read more.

June 2014

Take advantage of this time of the year to introduce your family to some great new flavors. Here are a few guiding tips for our summertime grill...Read more

June 2014

Summertime is a terrific opportunity to cook up a nice variety of vegetables. Take advantage of this time of the year to introduce your family to some great new flavors...Read more

June 2014

Your children learn from you and aspire to be just like you. One of the best ways you can influence your child's eating habits is to have good ones yourself. Make eating a variety of vegetables a family experience that everyone can enjoy. Read more

June 2014

Summertime is a terrific opportunity to cook up a nice variety of vegetables. Take advantage of this time of the year to introduce your family to wonderful new flavors. Read more.

May 2014

beliefnetHere's the tips and tricks for getting your kids on board with eating delicious salads.  Read more...

May 2014

Dr. LauraChoosing foods that help the body produce serotonin, the hormone that helps you feel happy, and avoiding the urge to reach for high fat, salty or sugary food in moments of stress can help you cope better with tense situations. Read more...

May 2014

Parenting PinkDecreasing salty foods and mealtimes and in the snack cabinet when children are young gives tastebuds a chance to lern to enjoy the natural flavors of foods.  Read more...

May 2014

MomiverseThe U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that more than 60 percent of our children do not eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables they need. Gardening is an excellent way to encourage and increase your child’s consumption of these vitamin-rich foods. Read more...

May 2014

Diet.comA large order of French fries might sound like the perfect stress-busting fare, but keeping these five tips in mind can help you and your kids become a "Stress Manager" instead of a "Stress Eater."  Read more...

April 2014

Belief NetYou might be surprised to learn portion sizes for kids just aren’t that big. In an effort to help prevent childhood and thus, adult obesity, we have some tips to share Read more...

April 2014

Diet.comAmericans eat on average about 3,300 mg of sodium a day. The USDA recommends consuming no more than one teaspoon, or 2,300 milligrams (mg) of sodium each day. Read more...

April 2014

Natural Baby ProsGardening is fun, plain and simple. The process involves dirt and water and digging, and it yields hours of fun, a lifetime of memories and most importantly, Read more...  

April 2014

Beliefnet Feeding little ones, on the go, is a lot of work but Tallman's Freshbaby.com has some great innovative ideas. Read more...

April 2014

hitchedA large order of French fries might sound like the perfect stress-busting fare, but keeping these five tips in mind can help you and your kids become a "stress manager" instead of a "stress eater."  Read more...  

March 2014

HitchedGardening is fun, plain and simple. The process involves dirt, water and digging; it yields hours of fun; a lifetime of memories; and most importantly, fresh and tasty treats that nourish growing bodies.  Read more...

March 2014

hitched Irish cooks keep it simple in the kitchen. Dishes are prepared using basic ingredients and easy to follow recipes. Read more...

February 2014

Diet.com How can you make the most of Valentine's Day with your toddler? Here are some fun tips for a day they are sure to love! Read more...

February 2014

HitchedOlympic-Inspired Russian Recipes: Old World Russian meals traditionally consisted of three dishes; a soup, a hearty protein with a grain or potato and a drink.  Read more...

February 2014

Momiverse Using the 2014 Sochi Olympics to Learn about Russian Food. Read more...  

January 2014

beliefnetWith busy work and school schedules, it can be tough to create delicious healthy breakfasts. But we have some tips to make it simple and stress free! Read more...

January 2014

MomverseIf changing your eating habits seems insurmountable, try making changes gradually. Just as there are no easy answers to a healthy diet, don’t expect to totally revamp your eating habits overnight. Read more...

January 2014

hitchedWe often put too much pressure on ourselves to accomplish everything at once. With eating habits, especially, this is the wrong approach. Here's a realistic way to accomplish your goals. Read more...  

December 2013

Momiverse The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without thoughts of great dishes being served to friends and family. Family food traditions draw us to the season – and the dining room table. Read more...
 

December 2013

Parenting PinkThe best way to get started with planning a big meal is to develop a menu. For inspiration, flip through magazines, cookbooks and ask friends for recipe ideas. Read more...
 

December 2013

Diet.comSide dishes made with lightly cooked fresh vegetables can add rich flavor, festive color and a dose of delicious nutrition to your holiday dinner table. Try a few of these side dish recipes:12-23-2013 Read more...

November 2013

beliefnetFried foods are traditional fare during Hanukkah, commemorating the miracle of the Hanukkah oil that lasted eight days when it should have only last one.  Here are some ideas and recipes on how to include your little ones in the flavors of Hanukkah.   Read more...

November 2013

diet.comThe holidays are hectic, and cooking for the masses can cause stress during what is supposed to be a joyful time. A pot luck dinner party is a fantastic way to ease some of the holiday kitchen tension.  Read more...

November 2013

FatherhoodGetting a home-cooked dinner on the table during the holidays may seem to be an impossible feat, but here are few tips to ease the burden of getting dinner on the table during the hectic holiday season.  Read more...  

November 2013

Momiverse Recognized in the literary world with stories such as Cinderella; The Legend of Sleepy Hollow; and Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater, the pumpkin is no stranger to the spotlight. Read more...

 

November 2013

Momiverse Is it your turn to host your family’s holiday dinner this year? Lucky you! I wish I could give you an Easy button for your holiday meals, but the best I can do is to share a few terrific tips that will help you get through the holidays smoothly! Read more...
 

October 2013

beliefnetGetting a home cooked dinner on the table during the holidays may seem to be an impossible feat, but here are few tips to ease the burden of getting dinner on the table.  Read more...  

October 2013

Pumpkin is excellent for you. It has no cholesterol, is low in fat and sodium, and is rich in vitamins. The bright orange color of pumpkin is a dead giveaway that it is loaded with the antioxidant, beta-carotene.  Read more...

October 2013

fun reviews & giveawaysI received a puzzle with this too, as well as a placemat, some portable water bottles for kids and I, and a poster like paper showing the food groups which is excellent to teach kids.   Read more...    

October 2013

Trying to Go GreenFresh Baby's commitment to equipping parents goes beyond product sales. Their newsletter, Fresh Ideas, is completely free and packed with family-friendly recipes and tips on healthy eating for the whole family. Read more...  

October 2013

Ordinary HousewifeFresh Baby sent some really good tools to help with determining portion sizes, drinking water, and showing kids how fun being healthy can be! Read more...

October 2013

Science of CouponingIt is known throughout the world that Americans as a whole tend to eat too much. Although, I am not an expert I have to say it is my opinion that a lot of that has to do with incorrect perspectives of food portioning. I know growing up in my house my family piled our plates high.  Read more...

October 2013

hitchedPumpkin-inspired dishes are not only healthy, but are also a very simple way to inject a taste of fall into breakfast, lunch and dinner. Read more...

October 2013

With all the fun of this holiday comes a parent's worst fears -- too many sugary treats in your kid's possession and the arguments that ensue over this treasured trove. If you don't feel like contributing to the neighborhood children's tooth decay or weight gain, consider giving treats that are healthier.  Read more...

October 2013

Josh n MeEating always been a struggle when it comes to my kids, so when they actually ate their meals, I'm always making sure they got the exact serving possible. Thanks to Baby Fresh for giving me some ideas and healthy tips on what to do best to prevent over eating.  Read more...

October 2013

painless mealsHow much water do we actually drink in a day? What is the right amount of food for a preschooler's plate at each meal? What about for our plate? How often do similar questions cross our minds? And how often do we bounce them right back out? Does anyone else feel like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde when it comes to food, meal planning and nutrition?! Read more...

October 2013

hitched magazine With all the fun of this holiday come a parent's worst fear—too many sugary treats in your kid's possession and the arguments that ensue over this treasured trove. If you don't feel like contributing to the neighborhood children's tooth decay or weight gain, consider giving treats that are healthier.   Read more... 

October 2013

Parenting PinkPacking a healthy lunchbox is simple when you include each MyPlate food group, including vegetables, fruits, proteins, whole grains, and dairy. This approach will offer your child plent of healthy choices at lunch time.   Read more...

October 2013

ChitownI'm so happy to be supporting Fresh Baby in their mission to prevent childhood obesity. I'm a firm believer that our children are our future and change definitely starts with them. I do know that we could definitely eat a little healthier as a family. Read more...

September 2013

Diet.comA true food hero, modern science has found that asparagus is the second best whole food source of folic acid, a B vitamin that is associated with a decreased risk of neural tube birth defects and lowering risks of heart and liver disease. Read more...  

September 2013

hitched.com Need inspiration for what to pack in a healthy lunch? Use this checklist and packaging tips to make sure your child is getting the nutrition they need. Read more...

September 2013

Momiverse It’s only natural for your child’s eyes to wander, notice, and be envious of what other kids are eating.  Here are a few tips that will help you make your child’s lunch healthy, fun, and noticed by the other kids. Read more...

September 2013

Diet.comHere are some "lunch box safe" suggestions for each of these food groups and simple packaging tips that will keep your child's lunch fresh and full of flavor. Read more...

August 2013

Creating a salad bar as a family meal is an easy and fun way to allow each member of your family to have creative control over their meal, while encouraging exploration and adventure of their taste buds. Read more...  

August 2013

Children take pride in what they create, whether it’s a picture colored with crayons or a salad they helped prepare for themselves and their family. Read more...

August 2013

Creating a salad bar as a family meal is an easy and fun way to allow each member of your family to have creative control over their meal. Read more...  

August 2013

Fresh Baby is part of the Summer Food Safety Campaign and asked me to join them. With 3 kids, I need to make food safety a priority in our household. Read more.

July 2013

Nurse MommyThe project: show our readers how easy and affordable it is to build a healthier plate for my family from the grocery store to the dinner table. Part 1: Grocery Shopping and Healthy Eating Part 2: Meal and Product Review Part 3: Awesome Giveaway!

July 2013

INatural Baby Prosntroducing herbs to your child at an early age helps to develop their sense of taste and can make foods more interesting.  Start out by adding an herb or spice to baby food purees. Simply add a small pinch of one herb or spice before cooking the food.  Read more... 

July 2013

Great memories have been made over summertime picnics with family and friends. Keep your memories happy by practicing food safety with outdoor dining. Read more...

July 2013

Nothing beats a picnic or barbecue during summer, however, be sure to follor these tips to keep you and your family safe. Read more...       

June 2013

MomfuseShow Dad how much you love him this Father’s Day by creating a heart healthy picnic in his honor. Father's Day Picnic Menu: Hoisin Glazed Turkey Burgers with Mango Salsa, and Kale Salad with Lemon Dressing,  Read more...  

June 2013

parentingbookmarkBy weight, a baby or small child will eat more, drink more, and even breathe more air than an adult.  This means what you feed them has a much greater health impact than it would have on you.  Read more...

June 2013

Dr. LauraFather's Day Menu: Hoisin-glazed Turkey Burgers, Mango Salsa, and Kale Salad with Lemon Dressing. Read more...  

June 2013

5 Minutes for Mom When it comes time to feeding your baby solid foods, your initial vision might be dipping a spoon into a little jar of pureed peas, carrots or bananas. Did you know that your baby will eat about 600 of these cute little jars of baby food? And that the cost of all these jars can add up to $400-$600? Read more...  

June 2013

hitchedDads love a good healthy meal—especially when it's coming from the barbecue. Here is a great 3-course menu that can be easily prepared for your dad’s (or husband's) special day! Read more...

May 2013

diet.comSome delicious fruits and vegetables have come into season for May. Some of our favorites include apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, lemons, limes, peaches... Read more  

May 2013

wellenss.comWhy not havea spa day with your mom, relaxing and enjoying each other’s company using someof our favorite homemade spa treatments? Here are some of our favorites. ...Read more     

May 2013

diet.comBeans are available dried or canned. We like canned beans because they are easy to use. Add a cup of nutrition to your favorite soups or stews ... Read more

May 2013

frugal fabulous findsOne of the most important things about being a parent and/or a caregiver is providing the correct nutritional needs for the children and loved ones that you care for. Fresh Baby and MyPlate are here to help you do just that! Read more...

May 2013

Fresh Baby is acting together with the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) to help educate families on how they can build a healthier plate. Fresh Baby contacted me to ask - How Can You Build A Healthier Plate?  We were definitely up to the challenge!   Read more...

May 2013

Spring is here!  Here are a few favorite seasonal recipes for your little ones!  Read more...

May 2013

Knight LifeIt’s very important to me that my children learn about the foods they are eating and understand why we eat them.  I hope that by teaching healthy eating habits early they will have a better understanding of what foods do for your body and how to create a healthy plate they will continue to make healthier choices as they grow up. Read more...

May 2013

Providing my children with healthy, well balanced meals is something I pride myself on. In fact, all three of my kids actually eat healthier than my husband and I. If we plan on getting a take out meal, I always make sure my kids have a nutritious, wholesome homemade dinner before they go to bed, so I am never off the hook with cooking.  Read more...  

April 2013

Wellness.comSpring is here! Apricots, Haas avocado, bananas, beets, grapefruit, green beans, honeydew melon, mango and pineapple are all in season. Check out some of our favorite tips and recipes for April produce. Read more...  

April 2013

Diet.comPecans are popular at the holidays, but there are many healthy reasons to eat this tasty nut - year round. Pecans contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals, and they're cholesterol-free. Read more...

April 2013

HitchedSpring is the season for fruits and vegetables to cover your plates and blanket your blenders. Use these tips and recipes to bring taste and a little color to your pallet.  Read more...

April 2013

notsomodern housewifeWhen it comes to losing weight, one of the top complaints I've heard is portion control.  Many people I've talked to acknowledge that they need to eat less, but they struggle with knowing when to say when.  Read more...

April 2013

mommyblockpartyRaise your hand if you have trouble getting your little ones to eat. You can't see me, but I just put both of my hands up- Read more...

March 2013

Soups are a terrific way to introduce your toddler to vegetables and fruits. Pureed soups, such as cream of asparagus may sound exotic, but they are quite simple to make. Read more...

March 2013

WellnessIrish cooks take advantage of the local harvest by choosing to cook with high quality, local and fresh ingredients.  Irish cooks keep it simple in the kitchen. Dishes are prepared using basic ingredients and easy to follow recipes.  Read more...

March 2013

Diet.comLeafy greens are packed with nutrients including Vitamins A, C and K; folate, calcium and iron while providing a good source of fiber. Read more...

March 2013

Mom FuseIrish cooks keep it simple in the kitchen. Dishes are prepared using basic ingredients and easy to follow recipes. The common staples in an Irish kitchen include: Potatoes, Root Vegetables, Cabbage, Read more...
   

February 2013

MomFuse One the eve of the Chinese New Year, families will gather to have a feast and celebrate with a festive Chinese family dinner. Traditional Chinese favorites include spring rolls, dumplings, lettuce wraps, cold sesame noodles and Long Life noodles. Read more...

February 2013

Toddler Valentine’s: Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to remember how much love we have for each other, family, friends and community, and to take a moment to demonstrate that love.  Read More.

February 2013

On the eve of the Chinese New Year, families will gather to have a feast and celebrate with a festive Chinese family dinner. Traditional Chinese favorites include spring rolls, dumplings, lettuce wraps, cold sesame noodles and long-life noodles. Read more...

February 2013

One the eve of the Chinese New Year, families will gather to have a feast and celebrate with a festive Chinese family dinner. Enjoy these recipes and “Kung Hei Fat Choi” (Chinese for have a prosperous and good year! Read more...   

February 2013

Tribeca NutritionWhen I met the Fresh Baby team at a food and nutrition conference last fall, I was immediately won over by the simplicity and practicality of their approach. They do not stop at providing parents with excellent and easy to follow advice. Read more...

February 2013

Just the right byte I am always on the hunt for products that help families ease the job of feeding their kids, and I think I’ve found a good one, especially for parents of toddlers!  Read more...

February 2013

Raise Healthy Eaters Most new parents understand that when it comes to feeding solids that pure, unadulterated food is best, which is the basis for making baby food.  Fresh Baby makes it SUPER easy for parents Read more...

January 2013

We have the power to influence young children to make healthy food choices. Children develop their behaviors and habits from observing ours. ...Read more

January 2013

Plugged In ParentsIf changing your eating habits seems insurmountable, try making changes gradually. Just as there are no easy answers to a healthy diet, don't expect to totally revamp your eating habits overnight. In fact, changing too much, too fast can get in the way of success. Read more...

January 2013

Celebrate National Soup Month by making make a "Soup Bar" for a family fun dinner! Line up a series of topping choices and let the kids (and adults) sprinkle their own toppings on the soup to make it their own! Read more...

December 2012

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is a celebration of the rededication of the Holy Temple after it was reclaimed from the Syrian-Greeks more than 21 centuries ago...Read more

December 2012

Parenting PinkHere are some ideas and recipes on how to include your little ones in the flavors of Hanukkah.  Read more

November 2012

IntentBrightly colored orange foods are good for your eyes, skin, immune system and heart. Orange foods contain high amounts of carotenoids; these compounds help provide Vitamin A, or retinol, to the body...Read more

November 2012

StorknetEdamame and shitake mushrooms are two foods very common in Japanese cooking. Edamame (pronounced ed-ah-MAH-may) are little green gems - packed with protein and loads of nutrients... Read more
 

November 2012

WellnessIs it your turn to host Thanksgiving or Christmas Dinner this year? Lucky You! I wish I could give you an "Easy" button for your holiday meals, but the best I can do is to share some terrific tips that will help you get through the Holidays smoothly... Read more
 

November 2012

Parenting PinkCranberry up your Thanksgiving meal by trying some of these tasty and simple ideas... Read more
 

November 2012

Mom.meSharing the fabulous flavors of the holidays with your new baby is an experience that you’ll cherish...Read more
 

October 2012

Healthy Wealthy n WiseHerbs play a big role in French cooking. They offer flavor and aroma to food that can help develop both senses of taste and smell for your kids. Choose fresh or dried herbs depending on what is available in your area. If you would like to try growing your own, herbs grow well in indoor containers or outdoor gardens...Read more

October 2012

Go green the vegetable way and make one day a week a meatless staple at your dinner table...Read more

October 2012

It is never too late to encourage your child to make healthy food choices and build a foundation that will last a lifetime. Here are few suggestions for including fruits and vegetable in your child's lunch box...Read more

October 2012

WellnessBrightly colored orange foods are good for your eyes, skin, immune system and heart. Orange foods contain high amounts of carotenoids....Read more

October 2012

ShineBrightly colored orange foods are good for your eyes, skin, immune system and heart. Orange foods contain high amounts of Carotenoids; these compounds help provide Vitamin A, or retinol, to the body...Read more

September 2012

My son is at that independent age where he insists on doing everything himself. Especially when it comes to feeding. I can no longer sit and feed him and avoid a mess. So we transitioned to plastic baby forks, spoons and plates. Read More...

September 2012

"The facts are disturbing. One in six children attending school today are obese. The number of obese preschoolers has doubled in the last three decades and 30-40 percent of these children are now at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Read more...

September 2012

Julia Child made the Nicoise Salad famous on her TV cooking show, "The French Chef." This salad has wonderful refreshing flavors and is a perfect summertime one-dish meal! Read more...

September 2012

As you know by now, all parents have a different idea of what is healthy food and what is not. For years, you have had the opportunity to hand select and monitor what your child eats for lunch. Now it is time to test their ability. Read more...

September 2012

If you aren't aware, I made my own baby food for Bug since the day she started eating. Not only does it save a ton of money, it also eliminates additives,  adds nutritional value & variety (When was the last time you saw a jar of pureed beets?...Exactly!). Read more...

August 2012

Here are some great meatless Mexican meals to try! Broccoli Enchiladas, Calabecitas and Aztec Oranges. Read More

August 2012

Herbs play a big role in French cooking. They offer flavor and aroma to food that can help develop both senses of taste and smell for your kids. Read More

August 2012

Ratatouille is a traditional French vegetable dish. The French word “touille” means to toss food. Toss, sauté, and blend the ingredients below to delight your tiniest gourmet’s taste buds. Read More.

July 2012

Whether you enjoy spicy or mild flavors, there is a chili pepper for you. Here’s a guide to the most common peppers found in Mexican cooking... Read More. 

July 2012

Show your patriotic spirit this 4th of July and make healthy food choices with a variety of red, white and blue fruits and vegetables. There are many colorful and delicious foods that can dress up your picnic or BBQ menus. Read More.

July 2012

Corn, beans, fresh fruits and vegetables are staples in the native Mexican diet. In fact, hundreds of years ago meat was quite scarce. It was the Spanish conquistadores who introduced cattle, goats, sheep, chickens and pigs to the Mexican landscape. The introduction of these animals also led to the introduction of cheese-making too... Read More.

July 2012

Yellow fruits and vegetables come in a range of textures and flavors and contain a variety of beneficial vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. Yellow is a great color - it's the color of sunshine and sunshine energizes us. Next time you are at the market, ask your child to choose a sunny yellow fruit or vegetable, so they can enjoy the delicious energetic benefits of yellow foods.... Read More.

July 2012

Cheryl Tallman wanted healthy, all-natural and hassle-free alternatives for feeding her son. The percentages of obese children are astonishing. Did you know that 1 in 6 school aged children are obese? These children grow up to be obese adults. Fresh baby arms parents with helpful tools to prevent obesity... Read More

July 2012

Fresh Baby continues to find fun, innovative ways to help us with our families’ nutritional needs!  They have done it again with a Six-Piece Dinnerware Set and this incredibly helpful Portion Sizes Tip Sheet.  Do your kids get the recommended daily amounts of fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins, and dairies?  Did you know half their diet should be fruits and vegetables...Read More

July 2012

This terrific vegetable stew is made with popular Mexican vegetables and a hint of green chiles. Green chiles are the perfect “first” chile pepper to introduce. They have a gentle, mild flavor. While you can puree this recipe to a smooth texture, it’s perfect as a stage 3 food with a slightly chunky texture...Read More

July 2012

Corn, beans, fresh fruits and vegetables are staples in the native Mexican diet. In fact, hundreds of years ago meat was quite scarce. It was the Spanish conquistadores who introduced cattle, goats, sheep, chickens and pigs to the Mexican landscape. The introduction of these animals also led to the introduction of cheese-making too...Read More

June 2012

I really love all of the products we have tried from Fresh Baby. This new set is no different.,, The plate  matches the USDA’s My Plate initiative. This is great for parents who worry about how much of each serving they should be giving their child. Fresh Baby has created this fabulous Portion Tip Sheet that is free to download from their site. This is great info for you. Read More.
 

June 2012

Whether you enjoy spicy or mild flavors, there is a chile pepper for you. The spiciness of peppers is rated using the Scoville Scale. This scale measures the amount of capsaicin in the pepper. Along with packing heat and spice, capsaicin has antioxidants that can help a variety of health concerns.  Read More...

June 2012

Yellow fruits and vegetables come in a range of textures and flavors and contain a variety of beneficial vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants.
Yellow is a great color - it’s the color of sunshine and sunshine energizes us. Next time you are at the market, ask your child to choose a sunny yellow fruit or vegetable, so they can enjoy the delicious energetic benefits of yellow foods.  Read More...

June 2012

The best thing about planting a vegetable garden with your daughter is that she will get to eat what she plants. Teaching kids how to take a plant from seed or seedling stage to the dinner table is a great way to help them learn where food comes from. It can also help them discover a lifelong healthy hobby.  Read More...

May 2012

The rise in childhood obesity is through the roof!  One in six school-age kids is obese.  The number of obese preschoolers has doubled in the past three decades.  And 80% of overweight children will grow up to be obese in adulthood.  Unfortunately, along with obesity comes other health problems, like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.  Read More..

May 2012

Lifestyle Expert Justine Santaniello shares her top picks for Mother's Day this year. Fresh Baby's So Easy Portion Storage Bags featured in Bluum box. See the video.

May 2012

In Japan, the color red signifies energy and power and is often used as a color for heroic figures. This is a good description because when you include red fruits and vegetables in your child’s meals, they will grow up strong like superheroes. Read more...

May 2012

Edamame and shitake mushrooms are two very common Japanese cooking. Edamame (pronounced ed-ah-MAH-may) are little green gems - packed with protein and loads of nutrients. Including Shitake mushrooms in this puree is a great way to introduce your baby to the distinctive taste of umami. Read More...

May 2012

Red foods are packed with lots of vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium. Red foods also contain compounds called phytochemicals, which have been shown to have positive health benefits. Phytochemicals you might have heard about include flavonoids, lycopene, reservatol and capsaicin. Read more...

May 2012

A bento is a divided box that originated in Japan. Bento boxes are made from a wide variety of materials, including lacquer, bamboo, plastic and stainless steel. A traditional bento meal includes carbohydrates (rice or noodles), protein (fish, chicken, meat, or tofu), vegetables and fruit. Foods are arranged in the box to display a colorful, healthy meal with a wonderful variety of flavors and tastes. Read more..

May 2012

My youngest hit the 5-month mile marker a few days ago. I finally believe all the well-meaning people when they say it just keeps getting faster. Because, trust me, it does. A month ago I was cradling a newborn and now I'm contemplating when I should start her on solids!  Read More.

April 2012

A bento is a divided box that originated in Japan. Bento boxes are made from a wide variety of materials, including lacquer, bamboo, plastic and stainless steel. A traditional bento meal includes carbohydrates (rice or noodles), protein (fish, chicken, meat, or tofu), vegetables and fruit. Read More.  

April 2012

 A simple way to begin introducing Thai flavor to your baby is by adding coconut milk in homemade baby food. As with any new food, follow the "one at time" rule - and introduce just one new food over a 2-3 day period. This will help you identify a culprit food in the event of an allergic reaction…  

April 2012

Edamame and shitake mushrooms are two very common Japanese cooking. Edamame (pronounced ed-ah-MAH-may) are little green gems - packed with protein and loads of nutrients. Including Shitake mushrooms in this puree is a great way to introduce your baby to the distinctive taste of umami...Read More.
 

March 2012

Italy has 20 regions, each with its own specialty dishes and cooking styles. A common factor across every region is the use of fresh products. From the far north regions to the southern shores, fresh food is the key to great tasting dishes. Read More...  

March 2012

Indian cuisine seeks a balance of four tastes - sweet, sour, salty and bitter. This goal is based on a 5,000 year-old science that focuses a belief that eating balanced flavors encourages proper digestion and the release of positive, nurturing energy. The food of India reflects the great variety of Indian life…  

March 2012

Eating healthy and starting those healthy eating habits from birth is what Fresh Baby is all about! I was given another opportunity to review some amazing products this month including their So Easy Storage Bags and Trays. Read all about them in my review and enter to WIN a set for your family to enjoy! Read More

March 2012

A bento is a divided box that originated in Japan. Bento boxes are made from a wide variety of materials, including lacquer, bamboo, plastic and stainless steel. A traditional bento meal includes carbohydrates (rice or noodles), protein (fish, chicken, meat or tofu), vegetables and fruit. Foods are arranged in the box to display a colorful, healthy meal with a wonderful variety of flavors and tastes. Read more...

February 2010

Since 2009, Fresh Baby’s Founder, Cheryl Tallman, has been an guest expert on diet.com.  Read Cheryl’s articles on diet.com.