Parents have the best intentions to teach their kids how to be fully functioning human beings. Sneeze into your sleeve, use the potty, eat healthy food, etc. And with those best intentions, we encourage or discourage our kids to eat certain things that we feel are acceptable. What often happens, however, is that our best intentions turn sour, potentially contributing to “picky eating” or sending unhealthy messages about food. In this post, I review some of the most common strategies that parents use to cajole their kids into eating healthy food, and how these well-intentioned verbal cues may be inappropriately interpreted by your child.
This blog post is the third in a series of posts exploring our family’s journey with food allergies. Today, I’ll share the next steps in our journey, and exposing my toddler to her allergen – on purpose. Continue reading “Our Journey with Food Allergies – The Egg Ladder”
Many parents are excited to start solid foods with their babies, eager to see their messy faces as they stuff new foods into their mouths or get sloppy with spoon-fed purees. But the choices can be overwhelming… where to begin in this delicious solid foods journey??? In this post, I review my top 6 starter foods, whether following BLW or traditional spoon fed purees. Continue reading “Top 6 first foods for BLW or puree fed babies”
Decorating Easter eggs is a fun tradition for kids and adults alike! But now that the holiday is coming to an end, people wonder – are my Easter eggs safe to eat? The answer depends on what you’ve done with them!
Wondering if your baby can eat hard boiled eggs as well? Keep reading!
Continue reading “Are Easter eggs safe to eat?”
This recipe for Instant Pot meatballs is a family favourite at our table! Check out the video and full recipe below. Continue reading “Instant Pot Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs”