Jenna Helwig

Let's face it: Weekday mornings are madness. These quick and healthy ideas will get you on your way with your sanity intact.
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Powered by the Instant Pot, these simple recipes will not only free up some of your time during those hectic weeknights, but they'll please both kids and parents since they can be served up two deliciously different ways.
Making meals for your infant in an Instant Pot is convenient, affordable, and best of all, almost completely hands-off. Get started with these easy baby food recipes from our very own food editor.
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Everyone knows that veggies are good for us—and especially for our kids. Here are our favorite easy ways to prepare them, plus a few tricks to make every vegetable taste delicious for little (and big) palates.
Blueberry Pancake Smoothie
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We like the sweet creaminess of regular milk here, but feel free to substitute coconut milk for a non-dairy, tropical twist. Recipe from Smoothie-licious by Jenna Helwig.
Honey-Peach Smoothie
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Do not skip the lemon; it really brings out the flavor of the peaches. Recipe from Smoothie-licious by Jenna Helwig.
Raspberry-Orange Punch
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Recipe from Smoothie-licious by Jenna Helwig.
Pineapple-Basil Smoothie
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For an extra protein boost use cow's milk in place of the coconut milk. Recipe from Smoothie-licious by Jenna Helwig.
Mega Green
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There's no need to peel the cucumber for this energizing drink. Recipe from the cookbook Smoothie-licious by Jenna Helwig.
Savory Beef and Broccoli
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Add tablespoons of water (or breast milk or formula) as needed to the blender or food processor to help the purée blend smoothly. Scrape down the sides frequently. To thicken a purée, stir in a little baby cereal. Recipe from Real Baby Food by Jenna Helwig.
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Red Lentil Puree
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Add more flavor by stirring in 2 Tbs. of grated Parmesan cheese. Recipe from Real Baby Food by Jenna Helwig.
Apple Puree
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Use Gala, Honeycrisp, or another sweet eating apple for this wholesome puree. Recipe from Real Baby Food by Jenna Helwig.
Sweet Pea Puree
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Store baby food in serving-size amounts in the fridge for up to three days or in the freezer for up to three months. Label each batch with the name and date you made it. Recipe from Real Baby Food by Jenna Helwig.
Butternut Squash Puree
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Add 3/4 tsp. of ground cinnamon for a tasty flavor kick. Recipe from Real Baby Food by Jenna Helwig.
The days of sweating over a turkey or stressing over mashed potatoes are over! We've rounded up the best hints and cheats from expert chefs and authors to help you keep your cool while prepping this mother of a meal. Armed with our advice, your big feast will be a breeze.