Many of the clients I see are struggling to feed their 6-12 month old. Frustrated by their minimal intake or blatant refusal to eat, they worry that their child is not getting the nutrition their growing little bodies need. It is a period of constant development that happens at different speeds for different babies. Often times it is our own expectations of where they should be with their feeding skills and development that leads us to feeling worried and results in unpleasant mealtimes for both you and your baby. Here are a few tips on when and how to introduce solid foods to your 5-7 month old, but for more individualized support for your family consider contacting me to book a private consultation.
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Confession… I HATE making lunches. I always have. That’s why I always just take dinner leftovers for my own lunch, but that doesn’t always work for kids school lunches. You’ve probably seen the dizzying array of themed lunchbox ideas on Pinterest, but I really truly don’t know who has the time (or energy) to do that on the regular. Which is why I’ve focused on ideas for quick and easy balanced lunches for busy families.
Here are my top tips to pack a quick and nutritious lunchbox for your little one:
Congratulations, you’re pregnant!! Learning that you’re pregnant often comes with a lot of mixed feelings – excitement and joy, but also an enormous pressure to do everything right for the baby, including eating well. I’m breaking it down trimester-by-trimester to give you the essentials of nutrition during pregnancy – starting with the first trimester! Not only is this important info for all pregnant women, but also for those considering pregnancy.
- Folic acid is a critical nutrient in the first trimester of pregnancy. It helps our body make new cells and reduces the risk of neural tube defects.
- Choose a prenatal multivitamin that contains at least 400mcg (0.4mg) of folic acid.
- Try incorporating foods rich in folic acid: beans, lentils, sunflower seeds, enriched grains, green veggies – broccoli, asparagus, and spinach.
- The neural tube closes during the 3rd-4th week of pregnancy (usually before you even know you’re pregnant!), so if you are considering getting pregnant, start taking a supplement with folic acid 3 months before you plan to conceive.
This beet and goat cheese dip is a little bit sweet thanks to those lovely roasted flavours and a whole lot pink – white clothes beware!!
Beets are an excellent source of folic acid (Mama’s to-be take note!) and a very good source of fibre, manganese and potassium. They are also naturally rich in betacyanin, a powerful antioxidant that gives beets their bold red colour!