Top 10 Ways (I’ve Found) To Eat Chili

  Chili has got to be one of the easiest, yet tastiest meals to make for the family. Throw it in the crockpot and it’ll be done by dinnertime. It’s also super versatile, because instead of just beans, tomatoes and onions, there are plenty of ways to make it even more nutrient dense. Try making chili…

Sweet Potato Kale Bean Patties

Here’s another easy to make plant-based, vegan recipe that packs a lot of nutrition for growing toddlers & everyone else in the family – Sweet Potato Kale Bean Patties! These egg-free, dairy-free and nut-free plant-based patties can be combined with lettuce, tomato slices, bell pepper slices and condiments to make a tasty bean burger. Serve these…

How is Baby Led Weaning (BLW) Really Defined?

Think of the term Baby Led Weaning and an image of a young baby sitting in the high chair grasping a broccoli spear with a pudgy hand may come to mind. Baby Led Weaning (BLW) is a concept first publicized in 2008 from the United Kingdom in the book titled Baby Led Weaning co-authored by…

Simple Dairy & Egg Free Birthday Cupcakes

A few years ago, when my eldest daughter’s birthday came up,  I thought it was a great opportunity to make some dairy- and egg-free birthday cupcakes. Not that my daughter had an allergy to cow’s milk or egg, but my past experience in pediatric food allergy research has granted me a heart for families with…

What is Farro?

The other day I asked my husband to pick up a bag of quick cooking barley from the grocery store. He came back with a bag of farro. “What’s that?” I asked. My husband replied, “I dunno. Isn’t that barley?” Somehow I wasn’t convinced. So I decided to look it up. As it turns out,…

Baby Food Transition: How Should I Feed Baby?

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the UK government both encourage exclusive breastfeeding till baby is around 6 months of age (26 weeks), which follows World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. However, after 6 months of age, solids need to be introduced to provide adequate nutrition for the growing baby. So while breast milk or…

When Can I Give Baby Kimchi?

For those from a western background who are unfamiliar with this, Kimchi is a preserved vegetable dish eaten commonly in Korean cultures. In general there is no strict rule in terms of when you can give baby kimchi. In some cultures that use a lot of spices in cooking, babies are often already exposed to…

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