So my kids (3 and 5) are pretty normal when it comes to eating; not super picky but they certainly prefer “kid foods” like chicken nuggets, pasta, hot dogs, etc. I give them veggies every night but often they ignore them or have to be nagged into eating them. Then my 5yo did a nutrition unit at school. Somehow his (brilliant!) teacher managed to teach a bunch of pre-K kids about vitamins, macr... More
My energy levels have been crazy low recently. I used to take maca a couple years ago and I LOVED it. I want to get back on it to help me wake up a little bit, but I am currently breast feeding my 4 month old. Does anyone know if this is safe, or have any personal anecdotes to share? Thank you!
I stopped tracking how much milk my son is drinking since we just got him off the bottle but he likes to tip his milk cup (straw tumbler that isn’t leak/spill proof - the only cup he will drink milk from) and play with it. I try to give him cheese and yogurt to supplement but by ballparking it... we are far from reaching the 2 cup recommendation. What are your experiences? Did you have to give ... More
Alright, so I’m currently 2 months post partum. I’ve already lost all my baby weight and then some, but am now struggling to continue losing the weight. I always have this vision of eating healthy, exercising, and just becoming a better healthier me. I’ll do it all day long but then once nighttime hits I am starving and begin to binge eat. So basically everything I accomplished during the day i... More
I know it’s sometimes hard to remember that they’re just like anybody else where they may have low appetite days and hungry days but it’s starting to become a 1-2x a week thing for my son to skip dinner completely. He’s barely 1.5 years old so I can’t even reason with him. Anybody else have this happen? What did you do? What was your experience?
Here’s a great recipe I just made for tortillas for salsa chicken tacos tonight. I gave my baby a cut up tortilla with some baby food purée on top and she is currently loving it!! (This is modified from a recipe I found online.) One egg white 1 TBSP melted coconut oil 4 TBSP arrowroot starch (or equal amount cornstarch) 2 TBSP water 1/2 cup fine almond flour A few punches of Real Salt Butter ... More
Any suggestions for daily exercise and meal plans? I have an 8 yo with celiac, already small for his age and the doctors say it’s likely he’ll stay at this size for the rest of his life. He is a shy and timid child with a beautiful heart. I don’t want his physical appearance to bog him down as he grows. I want him to grow strong despite of it, even if he doesn’t grow taller.
*FOR THOSE WITH ANEMIC BABIES/TODDLERS* So, I found out that my 1 y/o is anemic. He’s not very anemic, but he’s a little past the borderline mark.. He’s taking iron drops as supplement, but I would like to give him iron via: food & drinks. What kind of foods can I feed my little one in order to give him the iron his body needs? **I’ve also found that his anemia is not caused by health iss... More
My daughter is 1 and she has no problem eating a wide varieties of food, but when it comes to drinks she's so picky! She doesn't like really like to drink anything other then milk and water. I have tried almost every brand and flavor of juice and she just won't drink it. I maybe thought she could dislike cold drinks, so I tried juice room temperature and still a no go. Anyone els... More
My 16 month old son used to eat everything under the sun and is now boycotting his meals. I absolutely refuse to keep giving him alternatives because I don’t want him to think it’s a restaurant lol. He’s drinking his milk and water and doesn’t seem like he’s starving. Please tell me this is a phase. My goal is to keep offering what is given and keep plugging on.
When my son was born he was 9.8lbs. Everyone including myself were SHOCKED. So whenever someone would jokingly ask me what did I eat, I always tell them CARBSSS. Pizza, pasta, sweet potato/yams, & fries were the main things I wanted and craved for (yes I did eat a lot of vegetables too) On both sides of the family (mine and hubby) no one was a big baby. All pretty average. which makes me w... More
Help!!!! I need all the advice I can get. My son who is now 15 months refuses to eat fruits and veggies. We have no problem in the protein dept. he loves chickens and meats. I’ve done the whole mixing in his food, for example he loves chicken salad so I’ve chopped up veggies very small and he’ll eat it. But once he realizes there are veggies in it, he’s done. I don’t know what to do at this p... More