When starting solids, a question I am often asked is “What foods should I offer to make sure my baby gets what they need to grow?” Here is a quick guide for building balanced and nutrient-dense meals for your baby that will help support proper growth & development AND also help expose them to aContinue reading “Building a Balanced Plate for Baby (6-11months)”
Although the names are almost the same – just one letter difference- these two types of food are completely different but both are essential for gut health! Learn more about how to get your picky eater to eat both:
But it never fails that every morning there is a little, hungry boy asking for breakfast! So instead of some sugary, store-bought pancakes, I decided to make healthy blueberry banana pancakes!
Breakfast is referred to as “the most important meal of the day” and this is especially true for toddlers! Their little bodies have been asleep (hopefully ) for 10-12 hours so this is the meal that sets them up for their day.
Grocery shopping isn’t everyones favorite activity, but it sure is mine!! During my undergrad courses, I had to take a class that required us to complete a “grocery store tour”. We learned all the ins-and-outs of how to most efficiently shop for groceries. One of the most important things that I learned was to categorizeContinue reading “The Ultimate Grocery List”
In the world of nutrition, new health claims on product packaging are becoming more and more prevalent. Terms like: gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, organic, etc. However, biodynamic was not a term I was familiar with at the time.
The right types of fat and quantity are important for development and healthy functioning. Getting enough healthy fats is essential for growth and development. Young kids, in particular, need enough fat in their diet to help the brain and nervous system develop normally.
Carrots are a particularly good source of fiber, vitamin K, potassium, and antioxidants! Carrots are a great source of beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A promotes good vision and is important for growth, development, and immune function (all things little humans need)! Despite their name- “baby carrots” are actuallyContinue reading “BLW: How to Serve Carrots”
Traditionally American parents started off feeding their children either rice cereal, pureed fruit, and veggies, or a combination of the two. In the US, true solids or “finger foods” are often not introduced until closer to 9 months however that’s not necessary! While researching, I happened across the newly trending “Baby Led Weaning” on socialContinue reading “Baby Led Weaning 101”
This is Jaxon’s first year attending our church’s mothers day out program (Tues/Thurs 8:30am-2pm) which means this is my first chance at school holiday parties! I wanted to go the “extra mile” and include a dip for the kids and teachers to enjoy with their fruit and it was a huge hit!