Last month, we went on a roadtrip to visit friends and family and needed to have nutritious, easily portable foods for all of us. I packed lots of fruit and made some amazing Zucchini mini loaves to take with us. They are a complete meal and are so easy to make.
That’s the beauty of Baby Led Weaning… whole foods, that the entire family can enjoy!
You’ve just woken up…or should I say, have just BEEN woken up and the kids are ‘hangry’! You shuffle into the kitchen and put the kettle on, look in the fridge, the cupboards and the same old cereal and toast is completely unappealing to everyone….
What about a corn fritter with your eggs instead of toast?! Not just any corn fritter, one packed with Lentils, Quinoa and Beans!! A great way of adding a little more protein into the kids’ diets without them even knowing. They are particularly great for Baby-Led Weaning as you can make them smaller for tiny hands!
Who doesn’t love a curry?!
Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favourite flavours. It’s actually a great opportunity to add new and different flavours to your little one’s diet. Start with mild curries that have fruit in them and increase the intensity over time as your kids get used to the heat and flavours.
Besides being a delicious treat on a cold evening, curries have numerous health benefits such as boosting bone health, protecting the immune system from bacterial infections, and helping to increase the liver’s ability to remove toxins from the body. So, with all those amazing benefits in mind, here’s a hearty, healthy, dairy and gluten-free taste sensation. My family loves it and I’m sure yours will too! Continue reading
Let’s talk about the introduction of eggs, as they have a history of being an allergen. The advice is always changing particularly when it comes to eggs. In the past the recommendation was to leave the high risk foods until after 12 months old. This is what was recommended when I had my son 4 years ago. Now, it seems after research and more case studies they are now recommmending introduction to high allergen foods early or even during pregnancy to get the body used to them and reduce the risk of allergic reaction.
It can sometimes be tough to get your kids to eat certain vegetables. Interestingly, it’s not them being difficult, it’s actually an evolutionary safety mechanism for any young to be skeptical of green plants such as vegetables because of their bitter taste. In nature, bitterness in a plant is often linked to toxicity or the plant being poisonous. Since children are still learning, caution is their go-to when identifying what foods are safe to eat or not. They will need to sample the vegetable 10-15 times in small portions before they will psychologically accept that it is safe to ingest.
Every time we go to the grocery store, my son acts like he hasn’t eaten in a week and loses his mind! He grabs a basket at the front entrance, makes his way to the fruit section and races down the aisles picking as much fruit as he can carry. Continue reading
Ok, hands up if you have a child with an allergy? Me!
It was always going to happen as it runs through my family and I had chronic eczema when I was a kid. My Mum was well ahead of her time and helped us control our allergies by cutting out the foods that were causing the worst reactions. Even to the point of us having a goat in our backyard. Yes, a nanny goat! Her name was Jenny and she was milked daily for our enjoyment. Continue reading
Eat, Activity, Sleep, YOU!
Lets talk about Mummy’s for a moment ….. How much time do you have to eat between feeds, cleaning, activities, looking after older siblings and then trying to achieve something whilst the baby’s asleep?? Continue reading