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Baby Must-Haves: 6 Months

Well, we are now 7 months into being parents! I’m not sure where all the time has gone. Before we get to the new list, I want to just direct you guys back to the first baby products list I posted when Maddie was about 3 months old. I wanted to say that we still count on and use basically all of the products on that list still at almost 7 months old. The only exceptions are the Rock and Play and regular swaddle wraps, but this is only because Maddie has grown out of them, but the bottles, blankets, Nighty Night Owl, stroller, Soothie pacifiers, Boppy, etc.. are still items we use daily around here.

You’ll notice with this 6-month product list, a lot of it is focused on feeding. I know some parents start their little ones on solids sooner than 6 months, but we waited, so you may want to pick up some of these things before than if you plan to introduce solids before 6 months!

6 Months Products

Raspberry Sherbet

Raspberry Sherbet

Sherbet. We don’t eat enough of it if you ask me. I mean, I remember eating it as a kid in crazy colors, but then I kind of forgot about it for many years. It’s such a perfect and easy frozen dessert to make though! Sherbet is basically the middle child between rich and creamy ice cream and icy sorbet. No eggs or heavy cream required, just some fresh fruit, milk, sugar, and a pinch of lemon juice. This sherbet is so perfect for a light summer dessert!

Raspberry Sherbet

I used about 2 cups of fresh raspberries in this recipe and while I can certainly taste the raspberry in this sherbet, I wouldn’t have minded even more raspberry flavor, so in the recipe, you can add more or less raspberries depending on how strong you want the flavor to be.

Oh, and can we talk about the amazing and dreamy color of this sherbet? I am madly in love with this gorgeous pink color. It just makes me happy!

Raspberry Sherbet

Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

I’ve found my new favorite thing for lunch. That is, until next week when I make my new favorite thing for lunch. Until then though, these chicken salad lettuce wraps will continue to be my favorite thing.

It’s kind of silly really because there isn’t much to these wraps. I’m a big fan of chicken salad, but it has to be made the right way with bigger chunks of chicken, texture from celery and other veggies, and it has to be light on the mayo. Dems is the rules.

Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

The chicken salad has just the right amount of texture and flavor without requiring a lot of ingredients. It just takes some chicken (in which I used my trusty rotisserie chicken shortcut), green onion, some celery (cause too much would just not work for me and my tastes), and sliced almonds for added crunch and texture. I went light on the mayo because there is nothing worse than chicken salad that is drowning in mayo. I also mixed in some mustard powder. I’m not a fan of regular mustard, but the powder, I can do. Yeah, I’m weird, maybe?

I like spooning this on some butter or iceberg lettuce. You could put it on bread or a regular wrap instead, but then it wouldn’t be a lettuce wrap…I’m just sayin’. It’s easy to divide up into portions to take to work too, so yay! Now onto my next favorite thing…

Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

When it comes to side dishes, my feeling is always that they should be as simple as possible and require as few ingredients as possible.

We love roasted potatoes in this house. They always seem to fit my side dish rules of being simple to prepare. Just some olive oil, garlic, and salt and pepper are always my basic seasoning, but sometimes I like to spruce them up with a little something else like Parmesan cheese!

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

These roasted potatoes are perfectly crispy. The garlic and Parmesan flavors really shine and make these potatoes seriously addicting!

Strawberry Yogurt Cheesecake Parfaits

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by the Dairy Council of Arizona. I am proud to participate and promote in their June Dairy Month program. I have been compensated for my work, but all opinions stated in this post are my own.

Strawberry Yogurt Cheesecake Parfaits

Today’s post is all about dairy and this dessert has a lot of it! I’m so happy to be teaming up with the Dairy Council of Arizona to help promote June Dairy Month! This month, AZ milk producers plan to donate 1,600 gallons of milk to families in need. If you live in Arizona, please scroll to the bottom of this post for more information on how you can participate in this wonderful program!

Sometimes it is not always easy to get in your daily dose of dairy, but what better way to pack it in than with a yummy dessert?! I’ve chosen one of my favorite sources of dairy: yogurt! Yogurt is such a versatile ingredient. You can eat it straight from the container, bake with it, mix it up in a smoothie, or in this case, a no-bake cheesecake!

Strawberry Yogurt Cheesecake Parfaits

These parfaits are bursting with fresh strawberry flavor making it the perfect summer dessert! You can layer them however you want to and best of all, they are no-bake! These parfaits make for the perfect summer dessert that the whole family will love and best of all, everyone gets their daily dose of dairy!

Strawberry Yogurt Cheesecake Parfaits

Citrus Kale Chips

Citrus Kale Chips

A couple of weeks ago, I got two awesome packages. One was from my good friends at OXO sent me a couple of their new Green Saver containers! These Green Savers are the solution to your produce problems as they are built to keep all of your produce nice and fresh! My husband isn’t a big fruit and veggie eater so I am always dealing with things going bad in my fridge if I don’t eat them quickly enough!

There are three main reasons why produce goes bad: 1. Produce gives off ethylene gas, 2. improper airflow in packaging, and 3. uncontrolled humidity. The Green Savers have a carbon filter that absorbs the gas, and elevated basket to promote better air flow, and a vent on top to control humidity. Pretty cool, huh?

Citrus Kale Chips

And then I received another package from Melissa’s Produce! They sent me a bag of their Kale Sprouts and a few packages of their Kumquats! The kumquats were a first for me because I have never tried them! They are like tiny little oranges. Everything was so fresh and vibrant. They both stayed really fresh in the Green Savers.

Citrus Kale Chips