Momma’s Best Alphabet Chicken Soup
Toddler food is food that toddlers can play with. The whole life of a toddler centers around playing and doing things that are fun. Opening a door isn’t fun unless there’s someone to play peek-a-boo with around the other corner. Taking a bath isn’t fun unless there’s a rubber duckie in the bathtub at the same time. Eating meals is a chore unless there’s something new and exciting about the food.
In the Momma’s Best Alphabet Chicken Soup recipe below, you and your child both will have plenty of immune system boosters to ward away the germs this fall and winter. Onion is well known for its anti-microbial properties and should always be in the kitchen. The minute you hear any of your children sniffling, it’s time to make a dish with onions in it.
Quickie Tropical Breakfast Rejuvenation
Yield: 3 servings
2 tablespoons frozen pineapple juice concentrate, or ½-cup pineapple juice
1 handful strawberries
2 tablespoons coconut cream concentrate***
1 handful soaked almonds*
1 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon organic bee pollen
1 teaspoon green powder**
1 egg, optional (adds extra protein)
1 cup water
1 teaspoon dried mint or 2 sprigs fresh mint
Recipe for new mom – Chicken Vegetable Omelet with Salsa
Chicken Vegetable Omelet with Salsa
Yields 3 servings
Did you know that eating enough protein in your diet is a good way to prevent morning sickness? Your solution is easier than ever – begin eating meals with plenty of protein. It’s easy to do for breakfast, lunch and dinner – and here’s an omelet that can truly be eaten any time of the day.
This recipe provides plenty of protein, just enough carbohydrates to prevent gestational diabetes, the right kinds of fat, and ample amounts of flavor to make your taste buds satisfied. It’s a great way to start out the day and is a complete meal in itself.
Superfoods For Toddlers and Big Kids
Superfoods for Toddlers and Big Kids
Superfoods are very essential for the proper development of kids. Children require a nutrient-dense diet to help them grow and develop properly. These early years of life are paramount for building a strong foundation and to help reduce the risk of ill-health and disease in later life. Providing your child with the nutrients they need is quite straight-froward, all it takes is a diet that is comprised mostly (or entirely) of natural foods and very low in sugary and processed foods. Following is a list of the best types of food for toddlers and children to give them the best start possible and to help them develop into healthy adults.
Healthy Food – A Healthy Start For A Healthy Future
Healthy food for kids
Everyone wants to see their kids grow up to be healthy adults and live an active and happy life, so what can you do to help your child achieve this? Your child’s health status through life is largely dependant on the start they receive as a child. After healthy eating during pregnancy and the first six months of milk, the introduction to healthy food and eating habits you encourage, are critical to your child’s health and development now and in the future and will influence their own food and lifestyle choices as an adult.
Fruits For Kids – Can They Get Too Much of a Good Thing?
Is there anything like too much fruits for kids ?
So, you’ve managed to convince your child to eat fruits and they love it, great! But how much fruit do you feed your child and is it possible to give your child too much fruit? Current health recommendations state that children should eat a minimum of five portions of fruits and vegetables each day (so around 2-3pieces of fruit), with an emphasis on varying the fruit types each day. Fruit contains sugar but it is natural and unrefined and does not compromise health, however, eating large quantities of fruit is not recommended for a number of reasons.
One of the benefits of fruit is that it contains a substantial level of fiber which is necessary for the smooth and healthy running of digestive processes. That said, if too much fruits and vegetables are eaten (eight+ portions combined per day), there is a chance of actually disturbing healthy digestion causing bloating, excess gas and even diarrhea. It is also worth bearing in mind that eating multiple portions of the same fruit does not count towards the daily quota and is potentially overloading the body with fiber, putting unnecessary stress on the bowel. Although the natural sugars in fruit are far less likely to promote tooth decay, too much fruit (especially fruit juice), can negatively impact dental health by weakening tooth enamel.
Fruit juices contain fruit sugar in a more harmful form than whole fruit as the normally compact sugar molecules held within the whole fruit fiber structure, are released during the juicing process. If your child is exceeding the fruit recommendation mainly because of a high fruit juice consumption, try a 50/50 juice to water drink. You will find that the drink is still sweet, tasty and nutritious but contains significantly less fruit sugar.
A great way to widen the range of fruits in your child’s diet without overdoing it, is to include a different colored fruit for each portion. Interestingly, each color provides a different set of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and a diverse variety of colors within the portion recommendation, will ensure you are giving your child optimum level of nutrients. Another tip to help your child enjoy nutrient dense fruit of a healthy portion size, is to give them fruit that is in season as it will be riper and therefore more juicy and sweet.