Baby Feeding Tips
Posted by Selena Burgess
As a mom who worries about the evils of sugar, especially when it comes to feeding my littles ones; I’m often experimenting in the kitchen with alternative choices.
We’re not a gluten free, paleo family. Nor are we strictly sugar, grain or dairy free. I’ll leave that up to Gwyneth Paltrow.
What we are, is a family who cares about nutrition and believes that food is medicine. It nourishes both the body and the mind and I strive to honour that mantra every-day.
It doesn’t have to be complicated either. I whipped these muffins up yesterday in about 15 minutes. (Granted, I had all of the items in my pantry.)
Posted by Maria José Ovalle
Avocados have always been an integral part of my diet — mainly because I’m Chilean and well…its true, us Latin Americans LOVE our avocados!
When my son began having solids, I was one excited mama. I still remember seeing his face when he first tasted pureed apples — it was priceless. I was very happy to see how well he responded to the foods I was giving him because it propelled me to come up with more combinations and recipes.
Naturally, avocado was on my list of foods to give him and as the months went by I would mix it with his other foods. Not only is it tasty and easy for babies and toddlers to eat, but as Avocado Central states they are packed with nearly 20 essential vitamins and nutrients such as fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid.
Posted by Nadia Carriere
Earth Day (April 22) is celebrated around the world as a way to promote and encourage environmental protection. Here in Canada, the one day has turned into 30 days of awareness. For the entire month of April, families and individuals walk, feast and celebrate the planet we live in with their community, family and friends. These celebrations tend to make you reflect on your habits and although we strive to live as ‘green’ as possible there is always room for improvement.
As we know green living includes recycling, riding public transport as much as possible, reducing your plastic usage and eating as ‘green’ as you possibly can. Vegetable and fruit consumption is not only good for your body, it’s good for the environment as it helps to combat climate change.
Whether you are celebrating Earth Day, Earth Week, Earth Month or are just looking for ways to sneak some extra fruits and veggies into meal-time, here are 25 delicious vegetarian eats and treats that are oh so delicious and suitable for the entire family.
Posted by Amnah Ibrahim
Like many moms, I appreciate a healthy and hearty breakfast that feeds both mama and baby. Bonus points are awarded if the meal is easy to prepare and tastes delicious. This baked oatmeal didn’t disappoint. It was so simple that my daughters, 6 and 4, prepared it on their own with my supervision. When I normally make oatmeal on the stove (I don’t own a microwave), I’m forced to watch over it the entire time so that the milk doesn’t boil over and to continually stir the oats so they don’t burn on the bottom of the pan. With this baked version, I was able to play with the girls while the scent of cinnamon filled the house. Once it was ready, we poured a little milk on top and devoured every bite. It tasted just like oatmeal cookies!
Posted by Maria José Ovalle
The culinary arts are not my thing and I make no secret about that. It’s a rare occurrence that I get excited about a recipe so you’d better believe it’s a good one when I am actually IN the kitchen giving it a try.
In fact, I rarely bake and my husband LIKES to cook so dinner is mostly on him. Otherwise I tend make simple and quick dinners and snacks for myself and son. Having said that, when M was younger I did seek out and prepare yummy baby and toddler recipes that were both easy to make and nutritious — because I wanted only the best for my little guy.