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National Dog Day is coming up in August, so we're celebrating all the dog moms and dads and their fur babies early with this homemade dog treat recipe! “I feed Serenity Kids pouches to my 14.5 year old dog who has kidney troubles. I went to the store looking for organic baby food and discovered Serenity Kids…the portions are perfect and she loves all the flavors with meat…the pouches have the perfect ingredients and really help me with her daily nutrition.” -Dawn K.     SHOP FUR BABY FAVES     INGREDIENTS 1 Serenity Kids Organic Sweet Potato and Spinach pouched puree 1/4 cup almond butter or peanut butter (unsalted and unsweetened) 2 large eggs (we love our regenerative farmers over at Alexandre Family Farm!) 4 cups oat flour (plus 1/2 cup more if necessary and for dusting) 1 cup grated carrots (peeled first) 1/2 cup coconut flakes (unsweetened natural) DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a large bowl beat the Serenity Kids Organic Sweet Potato and Spinach puree, almond butter, and eggs together until blended. Add in the oat flour, carrots, and coconut flakes until just incorporated. (If you pinch a piece and it crumbles, add a little water. If it’s really sticky, you’ll need to add a little more oat flour, 1/4 cup at a time and not exceeding 1/2 cup. You want the dough slightly tacky, but not overly.) Transfer the dough to a surface lightly sprinkled with oat flour and knead 3-4 times until it comes together. Using a rolling pin sprinkled with oat flour, roll out the dough to a 1/2-inch thickness. Using cookie cutters, cut out the desired shapes and transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Place in the oven and bake until the treats are dry and edges are golden, about 18-20 minutes. Let cool completely.     SHOP SERENITY KIDS     “Our son & the dogs love Serenity Kids!” -Michelle C.  Fur baby or baby baby, show us how your little one(s) love SK! Tag us in your pics/videos on Insta, FB, and TikTok!    GET SOCIAL WITH US     “My dog Layla has kidney disease & stopped eating…she’s an older dog, 16.5, and has some trouble swallowing, so her food has to be easy to go down. I tried giving her many different food options and baby foods which she typically would eat. Nothing worked…I discovered Serenity and I was relieved she began eating: beef, turkey, salmon. She was able to get enough energy to maintain her medical treatments. I am so grateful I found this product! This was the only thing she would eat! THANK YOU!” -Karen T.      SHOP PUP-APPROVED RECIPES   
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A question I get asked ALL the time is what to make for baby’s birthday celebrations.  And I totally get it. You want to celebrate baby’s big milestones (and let’s be honest, it’s your milestone too!) and don’t want to skimp on a fun treat. But you also don’t want to stray from your core values and preferred way of eating.  I feel the same way, and so I’ve invested time in finding recipes that are grain-free and free of refined sugars, while also providing a blood sugar balancing dose of healthy fat. And I’m sharing my wins with you! These recipes are all from or inspired by Elana Amsterdam, a longtime friend of the Serenity Kids family and my personal gluten free baking inspiration for a decade now. Why do I love her recipes? Because they are all delicious and every recipe of hers works out every time! Della’s First Birthday Cake For Della’s first birthday, we opted for this vanilla birthday cake, swapping out the chocolate frosting for an unsweetened whipped coconut cream, flavored and “sweetened” with vanilla and dyed using a natural plant based food coloring like this one from Supernatural.  Ingredients ¾ cup coconut flour ½ teaspoon baking soda 9 large eggs ½ cup salted butter, melted ½ cup maple syrup 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Instructions Pulse coconut flour and baking soda in a food processor Pulse in eggs, butter, maple syrup, and vanilla Grease two 6 inch springform pans Pour batter into prepared cake pans Place cake pans on a baking sheet, then bake at 350°F for 25-35 minutes Cool and frost Della’s Second Birthday Cupcakes Della’s second birthday happened during the pandemic, so I opted for cupcakes (less contact!). For frosting, I used the same simple whipped coconut cream sweetened with a little vanilla for the icing. Della took one little bite of cupcake and licked the whipped cream off. But the adults all loved them! Ingredients ½ cup coconut flour ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt ½ teaspoon baking soda 5 large eggs ½ cup honey 1 tablespoon vanilla extract ½ cup finely chopped strawberries Instructions In a food processor, pulse together coconut flour, salt, and baking soda Pulse in eggs, honey, and vanilla until thoroughly combined Remove blade from food processor, stir in strawberries by hand Line 9 muffin cups with paper liners and scoop ¼ cup batter into each Bake at 350°F for 24-26 minutes Cool and serve with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting A Tried and True Option For Coconut Lovers I haven’t made these for Della’s birthday yet, but I’ve probably baked a few hundred of these coconut cupcakes for other occasions because they are so easy and I LOVE LOVE LOVE coconut! I’ve done them with the key lime frosting Elana recommends, I’ve dipped the tops into a chocolate glaze, I’ve topped them with chocolate buttercream frosting, but mostly I eat them frosting-less. It’s less messy to take to potlucks and less sugar is always better. The cupcakes are super rich and stand alone without needing frosting, IMHO. Ingredients 3 large eggs ½ cup coconut oil ½ cup agave nectar or honey ½ cup coconut flour ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut Instructions In a small bowl blend eggs, coconut oil and agave nectar with a hand blender Blend in coconut flour, salt, baking soda and shredded coconut Allow batter to sit and thicken just a bit Line a muffin pan with paper baking cups Spoon ¼ cup cupcake batter into each cupcake liner Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes Remove cupcakes from oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes Frost with Key Lime Icing and serve And My Personal Favorite And because mamas have birthdays too, I’m including one of my own personal favorite cakes. I baked this German Chocolate Cake recipe for my birthday last year. It takes time, but my Serenity Kids team thought it was just as good as super gluten-y, sugar-y, dairy-filled cakes! Ingredients ¾ cup coconut flour, sifted ½ cup cacao powder 1 teaspoon celtic sea salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 10 large eggs 1 cup palm shortening 1½ cups agave nectar or honey 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Instructions In a small bowl, combine flour, cacao, salt and baking soda In a large bowl, using an electric hand blender, blend eggs, oil, agave nectar and vanilla Add dry ingredients into large bowl and continue to blend Oil two 9-inch springform pans and dust with coconut flour Pour batter into pans and bake at 350°F for 35-45 minutes Remove from oven, allow to cool completely then remove from pans Staying True to Our Values I love that there are delicious treats that can allow us to celebrate in a “traditional” way while also staying true to the approach to eating that makes our bodies feel their best.  I know there will be new challenges as Della grows up, and we’ve already started navigating conversations around and approaches to treats at the holidays. But as always, we’ll bring you along for our ride. And we want to hear from you along the way too - your questions, your challenges, and your wins!
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Looking for an easy, nutrient-dense, toddler-friendly smoothie recipe?! We've got you covered with this yummy (and super pretty!) bright red smoothie by @ssummer_everyday — it's giving us all the spring farmers' market vibes. This smoothie is packed with tons of nutrients — our Organic Roots pouched puree contains 5g of healthy fats, USDA Organic + NonGMO Project Verified veggies, & a whole lot of TLC.  Roots & Berries Smoothie Ingredients 4 thick slices of organic cucumber 1/2 cup frozen organic berries 1 Serenity Kids Organic Roots pouch 4 freeze-dried organic beet slices for coloring 1/2 cup organic coconut water Optional MCT oil which is a great source of fatty acids and manages blood sugar levels Other optional superfoods: ginger, chia or hemp This recipe is a great way to use pouched purees while your toddler is growing into new foods (or use any half-eaten pouches you may have on hand)!      VIEW RECIPE REEL       Organic Roots Pouch Spotlight Organic Carrot A great source of several vitamins & minerals like vitamin A, K1 and B6, biotin, potassium, and high in beta carotene, an antioxidant pigment. Organic Sweet Potato A super nutrient-dense root veggie high in fiber, antioxidants, and beta carotene, which converts into vitamin A to support immune & gut health. Organic Beet Loaded with health-boosting vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds like fiber, manganese, potassium, magnesium, iron, vitamins C & B6, and more. Organic Olive Oil A gold star for nutritional composition; packed with healthy fats & the antioxidant vitamin E, olive oil helps support healthy immune & neurological development in growing babes.     SHOP ROOTS PUREE     Have half-eaten pouches or looking to use our purees in new ways? We gotchu! Find more recipes here on our blog & on social for easy meals for your babe(s)! Here's what parents are loving right now... Baby Lead Weaning Inspired Beef & Ginger Patties Herbs for Babies: Why They're So Great What Should be in your Toddler's Lunchbox: According to a Dietitian The Ultimate Guide for Giving Babies Real Food Grass-Fed A2 Whole Milk Hot Chocolate   As with any new recipe or flavor introduction to your little one, consult with a healthcare professional. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for, nor does it replace professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.
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Free-range snacking is all the rage, and we are here for it, especially when it involves eating the rainbow and finger foods. We love that charcuterie boards incorporate many colors, textures, flavors, and food groups; they’re also a fun way to involve little ones in the social aspect of eating. And they might even get to practice that pincer grasp while they're exploring their options! Who knew they were so great for everyone in the fam?! Whether you’re hosting an upcoming holiday party or just looking for a way to deconstruct dinner to make it more fun and playful (yet still nutritious), this festive charcuterie board is family-friendly, toddler-approved, and super cute, too! Our one must-have when making our charcuterie boards? Our grain-free puffs! (If you’ve ever wondered why we’re grain-free, check this article out).   Here’s what you’ll need Sweet Pepper & Basil Grain Free Puffs (or any flavor you have on hand; shop all puffs here) Mini dill pickles (with no added sugar) Mini bell peppers, sliced (we used orange, yellow, and red) Sliced organic cucumbers Organic raspberries  Organic blueberries Organic blackberries Grass-fed cheddar cheese (or non-dairy hard cheese option of choice) Nitrate-free & paleo-friendly salami Sliced black olives Roam ranch meat sticks, sliced into small chunks Crumbled goat cheese (or non-dairy cheese soft option of choice) Sliced organic apples, one red, one green  (thinly sliced) Rosemary sprigs (for decoration) Directions Display all ingredients to build a festive Christmas tree! See the photo below to mimic our design:   *Serve board ASAP upon making for maximum freshness and crunch that little ones love! Unlike other brands, we do not use preservatives in order to provide babies and toddlers with the most nutrition per bite with none of the junk! Serving ASAP prevents the puffs from absorbing moisture in the air and losing some of their crunch after an extended period of time.     SHOP ALL PUFFS     More about our NEW Sweet Pepper & Basil Grain Free Puffs flavor Our newest puffs to join the fam literally taste like pasta, in a puff! Not only are they delish, but they are also packed with immune-boosting herbs and whole food ingredients, are full of fun savory flavors that help expand little ones’ palates, and are super easy and convenient to take with you on-the-go. The main ingredients Organic red bell pepper: anti-inflammatory and high in vitamins A and C Organic basil: contains vitamin K and plant compounds which contribute aroma, flavor, and health benefits Organic tomato: full of antioxidants like lycopene, vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K Organic onion: contains compounds and antioxidants that have anti-inflammatory properties Organic parsley: rich in carotenoid antioxidants, plant compounds, and nutrients like vitamins A, K, and C Organic garlic: has potent medicinal properties and is rich in vitamin C, B6, and manganese Organic cassava: allows our puffs to be grain-free! Contains vitamin C, thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin, as well as resistant starch which may benefit gut health Organic olive oil: a healthy fat that is loaded with powerful antioxidants and contains nutrients that fight inflammation P.S. Looking for a quick toddler snack you can take with you anywhere? No need to sacrifice nutrition for convenience. Our Sweet Pepper & Basil Grain Free Puffs give you both! They’re an easy healthy snack to pack anywhere - take them to the playground, pack them for your little one at daycare, and bring them along to make any air or car travel more tolerable and tasty. (BTW, here are our top tips for traveling with toddlers!).     SHOP NEW PUFFS     P.P.S. Looking for charcuterie board inspiration? We love looking to Marissa Mullen of That Cheese Plate and Cheese By Numbers for creative (and beautiful) ideas! 
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