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Child Nutrition Tips (for babies and toddlers)
Find all of my best child nutrition tips and recommendations here! As a pediatric dietitian, I know your child's nutrition is important to you, so I'm sharing…
Baby Led Feeding (Starting Solids) & Toddler Feeding on Instagram: "For those new to my page, FFP is MLE's formula for balanced meals & snacks for your toddler! ❤️ To get a link to the blog post that gives more details on this formula and how to use it, type "FFP" in the comments!⠀ ⠀⠀ The idea is that you include a HIGH source of Fiber (F), Fat (F), and Protein (P) with every meal that you serve. This provides a foolproof formula for meals not only with staying power that balances blood sugars, but that is also nutrient-dense! ⠀ Pictured here is a quick and easy FFP breakfast! Not bad for breakfast you say? ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Well, without adequate amounts of protein or fat, this could actually leave a toddler (or adult!) hungry again just shortly after and cause blood sugar crashes!⠀ ⠀⠀
Baby Led Feeding (Starting Solids) & Toddler Feeding on Instagram: "With an abundance of breads on the market, I know it can feel like you have no idea what you're even looking for when picking one out for your baby. And even if you do know...finding brands that meet the criteria is tough. First off, a quick note on what to look for in bread for babies (check out this week's blog post for more details on this):⠀ - Limited/no sodium (100 g or less per slice) - Limited/no added sugars & sweeteners (2 g or less added sugar) - No large seeds or nuts - No honey as an ingredient Here are three top contenders for bread that meet all these criteria well: ➡️ Food for Live Ezekiel Low Sodium Sprouted⠀ ➡️ Silver Hills Steady Eddie⠀ ➡️ Food for Life Ezekiel Sprouted⠀ ⠀ Learn how and
My Little Eater | Baby feeding & toddler feeding on Instagram: "Just tell your toddler they're "sprinkles" and let them enjoy the magic!⠀⠀ ⠀ I'm obsessed with mixing hemp, chia or flax seeds into pretty much anything I can dream of (though certain seeds work better in certain ways). ⠀ ⠀ Hot tip --> Put them in little shaker jars and set them out at mealtime - let your toddler sprinkle on some fun (and nutrition) to their meals! They won't be able to turn it down!⠀⠀ Take your Mac and cheese and boost the protein with some hemp seeds. Jazz up the cereal your toddler is stuck on with a little bit of flax seeds. And go ahead and use ch-ch-ch-chia seeds in your jams, salad dressings and desserts.⠀ Note: these are all safe for babies aged 6 month+ as well…but with a few caveats. Type “SPR
My Little Eater | Baby feeding & toddler feeding on Instagram: "You've probably heard that you need to limit your baby’s salt intake. It's most commonly explained that baby’s tiny body can't handle as much sodium as adults can – so limit it wherever you can! However, often this message gets said so frequently, and really emphasizes the DIRE nature of serving your baby any amount of salt, that you panic. If health care professionals are repeatedly telling you that salt is not good, the anxiety to adhere to their calls for restriction is REAL. And let’s face it, salt is everywhere, so being able to easily restrict your baby’s salt intake can seem impossible. I've got good news thought. ⭐️There's not a whole lot of reason to overly limit your baby’s salt intake. ⭐️ Having some salt in
FUN and NUTRITIOUS toddler “sprinkles” for your picky eater
Chia, flax and hemp seeds are all nutritional powerhouses. Referring to these as “sprinkles” is sure to entice your toddler to try them! I mean what toddler would ever refuse sprinkles?! They’re sure to make mealtimes fun, and can help ensure your picky toddler is getting lots of added nutrition. Click through to find out what foods you can easily add these to! #pickytoddler #feedingtoddlers
My Little Eater | Baby feeding & toddler feeding on Instagram: "Just tell your toddler they're "sprinkles" and let them enjoy the magic!⠀⠀ ⠀ I'm obsessed with mixing hemp, chia or flax seeds into pretty much anything I can dream of (though certain seeds work better in certain ways). ⠀ ⠀ Hot tip --> Put them in little shaker jars and set them out at mealtime - let your toddler sprinkle on some fun (and nutrition) to their meals! They won't be able to turn it down!⠀⠀ Take your Mac and cheese
The Scoop on Sugar for Babies: Why You Should Avoid Sweets Until Age 2
Learn more about the science behind why experts suggest holding off on the sugar until your baby hits toddlerhood. Plus, we’ll explore MLE’s official recommendations on sugar that are guided by the latest research (sprinkled with a dash of reality), offer you tips for limiting sugar in your little one’s diet, and share one of our favorite healthy dessert recipes - sugar-free of course!
How to choose the best type of milk for your baby & toddler - My Little Eater - Feel confident r
Knowing what to type of milk to transition your baby onto can be a tricky choice. As parents, we always want our little ones to be consuming the healthiest option to allow for proper growth and development. However, we are hearing a lot about what the healthiest option could really could mean. Questions I hear […]Continue Reading...
Arsenic in rice and rice products for babies - what you NEED to know!
Click through to get all the research-backed details on arsenic being found in rice and rice products and what the risk is in serving these to your baby. Find out what we recommend based on the most up-to-date research, get nutritional information on rice, and find out how to serve it safely. Plus get a free rice recipe to try for your baby starting solids!
How to handle candy on Halloween with a toddler
It’s almost that time - Halloween. Time for cute toddler costumes, babies dressed as pumpkins, and oh the candy! But - how do you handle that candy, you ask? You may be surprised at what we as dietitians recommend! Learn all about how to deal with candy before going trick-or-treating this year!
My Little Eater | Baby feeding & toddler feeding on Instagram: "Did you know that vegetarian and vegan babies need 1.8 times more iron than a non-vegetarian baby? Orrrr that iron deficiency is the world’s most common pediatric nutrition issue? For both vegetarian and non-vegetarian babies? Why is this? Well….plant-based iron sources aren’t absorbed as well in the body. In fact, as little as 1-10% of the iron is actually absorbed and usable. So that means your baby needs either more of it and/
Daycare lunches for babies and toddlers: 20+ easy and healthy ideas
Learn everything about packing healthy daycare lunches for your little one! With over 20+ easy mix-and-match lunch ideas, we’ve got you covered - no more wondering what to pack every day and worrying about if it’s nutritious enough. Plus, we’ll share our favourite must-have lunch-packing gear with you!