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The Littlest Foody Seminar Series

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 17, 2021

$25 – $90

The Littlest Foody Seminar Series

4 stage baby food cooking seminar series designed for parents who want to add flavour and fun when starting solids.  This Seminar Series will include learning about each stage, what foods and flavours to introduce, easy fun recipes that can be customized to meet your family’s needs and little ones’ tastes.  When your littlest family member is ready to join the foody world why not fill it with flavour. Just because it’s baby food doesn’t mean it needs to be boring.

STAGE ONE – Introduction to Baby’s first foods and getting set up

 (4-6 months *)

Stage one will start with reviewing what you need to know to get started.  We will go over everything from Health Canada guidelines for babies “first foods”, nutrition recommendations from Eat right Ontario, smart tips for food prep, kitchen organization and building your pantry and freezers to include the best flavours.  We will review the tools and supplies that will help you efficiently and easily to make your own baby food.  And go over some great ”first food” recipes that can be prepared ahead and ready for when your littlest foody is ready to get started. 

Example Recipes

Roasted peach and mint compote

Pear and Vanilla Puree 

Oatmeal and Banana Cereal 

Baby Guacamole 

Bone Broth 

STAGE TWO – Introducing texture, flavours and new foods

6-9 months* 

Stage Two we will start introducing new foods, textures and start looking into combinations and how to easily prep and prepare to easily combine and personalize your littles foody experience.  We will learn two new stages two recipes that contain more texture and start to encourage participation from your little eater while building the flavour profiles. 

Example Recipes

Italian Beef Bolognese 

Salmon and Creamed Spinach 

Roasted Sweet Potato and Apple 

Parmesan Polenta with Corn

Baked Apple Crumble 

STAGE THREE – Introducing Chunky Textures, Finger foods and Family Meals 

8 months +*

Stage Three we will start introducing what we will call “Chunky” foods such as Pastas, risotto, and stews.  We will discuss the importance of introducing foods that encourage self-feeding and the introduction of “finger foods”.  We will learn two new stages three recipes that can easily be made ahead of time as well as we will discuss how we can take a little creativity and your everyday family meals and easily convert components to be Stage Three Baby-Friendly. 

Example Recipes

Chicken and Vegetable Risotto

Ratatouille 

Pasta with Soft Cheese and Basil

Braised Curry lentils with spinach  

Mango and Vanilla Rice Pudding 

STAGE FOUR – Oh Hello Toddler! Big Kid Meals and Parents Tricks 

12 Months + *

Stage Four we will start introducing fun toddler finger foods, how to incorporate your fun family dinners and quick plan ahead snacks.  In this last seminar, we will look at how to feed your new busy toddler, what is easy and quick to prepare ahead and how to continue to introduce healthy food into your little foodie’s diet as they may become a little pickier as they grow into toddlerhood. We will learn two new stages four Recipes as well as tips and tricks that you can take and use throughout their toddler years. 

Example Recipes

Banana and Coconut Pancakes 

Mini-Meatballs 

Vegetable Galette

Polenta Fries with Tomato Ragout 

Veggie and Quinoa Bites 

Protein-packed mini muffins 

*Important Note-  All babies grow and develop differently, the stage age range mentioned during this series are recommendations and are not set in stone. Work with your baby’s readiness and doctor’s recommendations to determine when they are ready to start solids or move on to the next stage.

Once registered, a Culinarium Ambassador will contact you to confirm the order. You will receive a Zoom link for the class (you will have access to the waiting room 15 minutes prior to the starting time). 

You will need to have a notebook to take notes. 

The Seminar does not include ingredients that will be used during the demo class.

The virtual class is sold individually, meaning that one purchased registration is intended for one single person (or a couple) who can join and actively participate in the seminar.

Optional Add-ons:

  • Antipasto box, to snack during the seminar
  • Bottle of Wine – featured price for the event

Please note:

  • Food Boxes will be available for curbside pickup the same day, 5 hours prior to the class
  • On the day of the event, you will receive your private Zoom link via email in order to join
  • Cancellation must be made at least 7 days prior to the event.
  • Registration for every class closes two days prior to the event.
  • Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions.
  • Please note: *to consume alcohol must be able to produce valid government-issued identification to prove they are 19 or older.
  • Class duration is approximate and may be longer or shorter by 10-15 minutes.

If you have questions please contact us at [email protected]

Venue

Culinarium
1215 Weston Road
Toronto, ON M6M 4P7 Canada
Website:
www.culinarium.to

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Culinarium
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