The following is a guest post from New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Barry Sears who recently reached out to me with ideas to help our community feed their little ones better. Small kids are incredibly picky eaters. More importantly, they quickly develop dietary patterns that are difficult to change later in life. This is why […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Early Childhood Nutrition Made Easy
I often get asked, “do your kids really eat that?” when I mention the vegetables that we buy at the farmer’s market or grocery store each week, like broccolini, beets, spinach, kale, carrots, and the like. Yes, my kids really do eat all of that (and more). And I’m sure they get some raised eyebrows […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
I don’t know which is the bigger challenge: getting toddlers or my husband to eat a wide variety of fruit and vegetables. When my kids were younger they’d inquire where his vegetables went since they didn’t see any on his plate. Our story was always that “daddy loves them so much that he couldn’t wait […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Make Eating a Rainbow Fun For Toddlers
Last weekend my son had a friend over for lunch and an afternoon playdate. Usually when friends are over we have snack lunch so that everyone has some choice in what they eat, or I’ll go with safe bets like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or quesadillas. But I knew that our little friend would […]Continue Reading... 13 Comments.
I don’t know when it happened really but something’s changed. The first clue that I might have brought home the wrong child from school was when she announced that she didn’t like blueberries. Yes…nature’s candy! Then it was bananas, peaches, pears, asparagus…some of my favorites! Hoping it was a “picky eater” phase, we ignored it […]Continue Reading... 8 Comments.
When our son was ready to dabble in foods, the first book we turned to was Annabel Karmel’s Baby and Toddler Meal Planner. Her recipes were just what we needed to take us from first foods to solids and into toddlerhood: easy, healthy and the right texture at the right age. Annabel Karmel has […]Continue Reading... 7 Comments.
Last year I surveyed and talked with thousands of parents to uncover their biggest challenges when it came to feeding their children. The usual suspects were on the list like time, money, skill and picky eaters in the house, but the questions that allowed parents to elaborate more put a spotlight around not having enough […]Continue Reading... 29 Comments.
I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve heard about a picky eater. We’ve all either had one in our own family or know one. It’s a troubling, concerning and often stressful situation for parents. I get that. We all want our children to eat healthy food, and maybe even the foods we love […]Continue Reading... 5 Comments.
I love a good plan, especially one that delivers a great week of meals that bring smiles to everyone’s face. But when I get to the weekend, it’s nice to be more flexible. We’ve learned (the hard way) to have things on hand just in case we don’t feel like going out and don’t have […]Continue Reading... 8 Comments.