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Tag Archive: Nutrition

Pregnancy Nutrition With Free Printable
February 17, 2017 11:00 am | by

Nutrition for pregnancy actually begins months before becoming pregnant. The March of Dimes recommends that all women of childbearing age take a folic acid supplement of at least 400mcg daily. This important vitamin prevents birth defects that affect the brain and spinal cord. The maternal stores of folic acid for the three months prior to getting pregnant determine baby’s brain and spinal cord development and helps prevent NTD (neural tube defects). Once pregnant, folic acid requirements increase to 600-800 mcg daily. Folic acid is obtained through vitamin supplements, prenatal vitamins and enriched food items such as cereal, breads and grains.

 
Postpartum Nutrition for Breastfeeding Mothers
January 18, 2017 8:00 am | by

How does postpartum nutrition differ from nutrition for a postpartum breastfeeding mother? Postpartum, the time following childbirth, can range from 6-12 weeks. It is often referred to as the “fourth trimester”. This is a time of healing for mom and bonding with baby and getting breastfeeding established. Due to the changes that pregnancy and childbirth cause to a woman’s body, her nutritional needs change during the postpartum period. It is a time for her body to recuperate. The nutritional focus during this time is focused on foods that promote healing and establishment of breast milk. Foods that promote healing and

 
Winter First Foods
January 30, 2013 10:30 am | by

My first three boys were all born in the spring or early summer, which meant that they were ready to start eating solid foods as fall turned into winter. This is, in my humble and decidedly non-medical opinion, the best time of year to start on solids. Why? Well because squash* and sweet potatoes are in season! Technically, we are currently just past the peak season for these veggies, but you can still find fresh and flavorful squash and sweet potatoes in the stores and at some farmer’s markets (depending on where you live). I think they make great first

 
Mommy Cereal
November 5, 2008 11:49 am | by

One of my sons cannot eat foods that contain any form of corn, so we buy our cereal at Trader Joe’s on our way home from church every other weekend. The cheaper cereals sold there are made without corn syrup and tend to be priced the same as the cheap box cereals sold in our local grocery stores. Last weekend we ran out of cereal. I am six months pregnant with our third child and, for some reason, I really wanted cereal. The grocery stores close by don’t sell cereal that is safe for Andrew. Trader Joes is a 30

 
Lunchtime! Part 2
June 29, 2008 11:28 pm | by

An easy, healthy meal/snack idea for little ones. Frozen mixed vegetables. Served while frozen. Really! Even the child whose nose often turns up at veggies will like them now because they don’t taste like veggies, they just taste like ice. Lily hates peas. She is the only one of my kids who doesn’t like them. But she will happily sit in her high chair and eat frozen peas. To round out and make a meal with some protein and carbs, you can add in some cheese or some browned ground meat of your choice. Rice or some favorite crackers round

 
Lunchtime! Part 1
June 19, 2008 2:26 pm | by

Toddler Lunch of the Week:Black beansMozzarella CheeseAll Bran Crackers (or other family favorite) Once baby has tried out several kinds of foods and is getting to the “Me Do It!” stage, meals can get messier, but they can also be more fun. In an effort to sneak in a little more protein for Lily I have been putting some beans on her high chair tray while we eat lunch. At the start of the week dumped out and rinsed a can of organic black beans and put them in an easy to reach container. Lunch could hardly be easier! Her

 
Baby Food Comparison
April 24, 2008 10:00 pm | by

I wish I could give you scratch and sniff internet for this post because the difference would just blow you away! This is a little experiment you may just have to try at home to really get the full effect. I purchased a jar of baby food peas and a bag of frozen peas. When I got home I microwaved a bowl of the frozen peas and then whirled it in the blender for a moment or two. Then I put the two kinds of peas side by side so you could see the difference. Oh how I wish you

 
Food Fun: A Photo Essay
April 15, 2008 11:55 am | by

Zucchini is getting cheap around here, summer must be right around the corner! I bought a bunch the other day and made some very yummy zucchini bread. I had some extra zucchini when I was done mixing so I figured I would just pop it into my Fresh Baby Tray and make good use of it. When I have been making veggies for the family it has been easy to pop a little of the leftovers into the blender and put them in the tray as well. I have just made sure to cook the vegetables without butter or salt,