PSA: PROTEIN COMES FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES NOT👏JUST👏MEAT👏- and protein needs are incredibly easy to meet for little ones, even picky eaters typically get enough protein. Many people tend to automatically think meat or animal products like milk, yogurt and cheese when I mention “protein” but not all protein has to come from meat!!Continue reading “Protein for Picky Eaters”
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:
Iron is an essential nutrient that’s used to make hemoglobin which helps blood carry oxygen and deliver it to all the other cells. Without hemoglobin, the body will stop producing healthy red blood cells and your baby’s muscles, tissues, and cells might not get the oxygen they need! Iron is also important for the immuneContinue reading “Infant Iron Needs”
Recently I shared an IG lunch post where Jax dipped his grapes into his tomato soup. As an adult, I was repulsed. But as an inquisitive toddler, he wasn’t phased at all – in fact, it was the opposite – he LOVED it! On the post I asked what was the weirdest combination that everyone’sContinue reading “FREE GUIDE: Nutritious Dipping Sauces”
Nothing reminds me of summer time as a kid more than sitting in the grass, eating an ice pop! Now that I am an adult and a mom, I want to continue this summer-time tradition with my own little man. But I also want to make sure they are something I can feel good about!Continue reading “Healthy Homemade Popsicle Recipes”
Hummus is one of my FAVORITE foods to make at home! Before I learned this recipe, I didn’t know how good hummus could truly be! It is such a versatile food that can add extra protein, healthy fat, calcium and non-heme iron to a meal that would otherwise lack those things! INGREDIENTS 1 can (15Continue reading “Homemade Hummus Recipe”
Becoming more selective starts around 12-18 months for most children. When they begin to differentiate between items for flavor, colors, and textures and distinguish which they prefer. For some kids, selective (or picky) eating is a short-lived stage. For others, it can become an ongoing challenge and make mealtime a stressful, chaotic experience for everyone involved.
Children only get one chance to build strong bones! As parents, it is our job to make sure they have to right tools to build strong bones. Children who get adequate calcium will enter adulthood with the strongest bones possible.
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!
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.