Food


What is Baby-Led Weaning?

Thursday, April 27, 2017 By Sarah Bederman
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Baby-led weaning (BLW) is a gentle, commonsense, and fun way to introduce solids to your baby. While continuing to breast or bottle feed, babies are allowed and encouraged to feed themselves real, whole foods–when they are ready. Babies have the autonomy to experiment and discover food at their own pace, developing “chewing skills, manual dexterity, and hand-eye coordination” (Rapley & Murkett, xiv). Participating in family meals, they discover a wide range of healthy foods and learn important social skills, while choosing what, how much, and how quickly to eat. Babies freely explore a variety of new tastes and textures without pressure…

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4 Low Carb Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss

Friday, April 21, 2017 By Kate Horney
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As a busy moms we have to make sure that we are taking care of ourselves. But we often don’t have the hours to spend in the kitchen whipping up a nutritious meal. That’s why I love adding these quick low carb smoothies into my daily nutrition routine. With energy-enhancing ingredients like fresh fruit, green tea, ginger, and protein, you’ll give your smoothie an extra boost with antioxidants and essential vitamins without having to take a pill or supplement. The protein and fiber in these low carb smoothies will help balance hunger, energy, and cravings and will keep you burning fat…

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Cocktail & Mocktail of the Month | Afternoon Tea

Friday, April 7, 2017 By Nina Spears
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We have partnered with Weights + Measures for the first quarter of our ‘Cocktails & Mocktails of the Month’ series. The recipes are delicious, their restaurant is divine, and we know our readers will love these tasty treats. Thank you, Weights + Measures! Spring has sprung! We are ready to kick of the weekend with something light and refreshing since these temperatures are rising. This Aternoon Tea recipe from Weights + Measures is the perfect thing and we can’t wait to enjoy a glass shortly. 😉 (And if you’re preggo like me, I’ll be sipping on the mocktail version–find that recipe at the bottom of the post.)…

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Facts on Fiber & 5 Tips for Increasing Your Fiber Intake

Thursday, April 6, 2017 By Amanda Davies
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We have all heard that fiber is an important part of our diet. A diet high in fiber helps keep bowel movements regular, helps control cholesterol and blood sugar levels, and can even help you lose weight! But, what exactly is dietary fiber and how do I know if I am eating enough? What is Dietary Fiber? Dietary fiber is the part of food that your body doesn’t digest. It passes through your digestive tract and out of your body in the form of, well, poop. The bulk provided by dietary fiber, coupled with the slow movement of high-fiber foods…

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6 Tips for Fighting Toddler Mealtime Mutiny

Thursday, March 30, 2017 By Cheyenne Bell
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Baby Chick™ has received these products from Innobaby as a trial in exchange for an honest review. Read our policies page for more information. Ah, the family dinner. Picture it: mom and dad sitting down with little Janie and Johnnie to a nice, hot, nutritious meal. Everyone is smiling and happy to be eating such a delicious feast together. Pleasant conversation ensues and all is well with the world. Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it? I’m sure every mom envisions some semblance of that happy family mealtime picture when she has kids. I know I did. It doesn’t take long, however, for that idyllic image…

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Curbing Pregnancy Cravings

Friday, March 17, 2017 By Amanda Davies
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For many women, the first trimester of pregnancy is rough. Nausea, vomiting, food aversions, and exhaustion (to name a few) can really put a damper on the excitement of the precious little one growing in your belly. I was positive that as a Dietitian I would not let any of those pesky pregnancy problems get in the way of my healthy eating. After all, everything I was putting into my body was now going to affect not only me, but my child, too! Several weeks into my first trimester I was in for a big surprise: the nausea and exhaustion…

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Cocktail & Mocktail of the Month | Irish Mug

Friday, March 3, 2017 By Nina Spears
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We have partnered with Weights + Measures for the first quarter of our ‘Cocktails & Mocktails of the Month’ series. The recipes are delicious, their restaurant is divine, and we know our readers will love these tasty treats. Thank you, Weights + Measures! Happy Friday! To get the weekend (and the month) started off right, we thought a nice cocktail recipe would do the trick. 😉 Spring and St. Patrick’s day are just around the corner. This Irish Mug cocktail is the perfect way to welcome the weekend. What mom doesn’t love a little kick in her coffee and whipped cream?? Irish Mug Ingredients: 1.5…

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Recipes to Fool Your Toddler into Eating Healthy

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 By Amanda Davies
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In my last blog post I wrote of all the efforts I developed to feed my “picky” 22-month-old. I thought it would be helpful if I shared some of the recipes that I have adapted to provide my little guy with a healthy meal that meets his approval! These recipes work on husbands too. 🙂 Banana Pancakes This recipe is super easy and very quick. It is loaded with protein and also provides a serving or two of fruit! I don’t serve these pancakes with syrup because they taste wonderful on their own, but if your little one wants to…

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Cocktail & Mocktail of the Month | Rosebud

Friday, February 3, 2017 By Nina Spears
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We have partnered with Weights + Measures for the first quarter of our ‘Cocktails & Mocktails of the Month’ series. The recipes are delicious, their restaurant is divine, and we know our readers will love these tasty treats. Thank you, Weights + Measures! It’s a new month so it calls for a new cocktail. 😉 With it being the month of love we wanted to create a new love potion number 9 called the Rosebud. This cocktail is stunning. The perfect libation for Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day! Rosebud Ingredients: 1.5 oz vodka 1 oz sugar water (1:1) 0.5 oz rose water tonic water rose petal…

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My Toddler Won’t Eat: Toddler Nutrition 101

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 By Amanda Davies
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After my son’s first birthday we started to really push the transition to solid foods, and I did not know what to expect. At 18 months he was eating only one or two meals day and refusing most meats and vegetables. He was still drinking about 24-30 ounces of whole milk per day. As a Registered Dietitian I was comforted knowing that he was getting an acceptable amount of protein via his milk intake, but worried that he wasn’t acquiring a taste for nutrient and fiber packed vegetables or protein rich meat, poultry, and fish. I started experimenting with new…

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