Cereal is Solid

It has been over 3 weeks now since E started on solids and she continues to eat her cereal with gusto. The other foods I introduce, not so much. She is eating both rice cereal and oatmeal (baby oatmeal, that is) really well. After a week of doing well with both, I decided to introduce […]

Menu Plan Monday – July 16

  This past week I tried out a number of new recipes and all were successful. My favorite was the Pesto Risotto with Roasted Zucchini. I adore risotto, although it is fairly labor intensive. I haven’t made it since last summer, mainly because I cannot have dairy right now. But this recipe, which includes pesto, another […]

Five Tips for Keeping a Healthy Summer Eating Routine

Summer can be a challenging time for children home from school. To read my 5 tips on keeping a healthy summer eating routine, please see my guest blog post over on Dr. Z and Friends.      

Baby’s First Bites

The day has finally arrived, my baby girl, E,  started solids this past week. I’m excited that I have the opportunity to do this again – introduce my child to the exciting and wonderful world of food. I had such high expectations of myself, and of my son, C, the first time around. I quickly […]

Raising Healthy Eaters Blog Carnival & Chat Roundup

I wrote this post as a participant in the Eat, Play, Love blog carnival hosted by Meals Matter and Dairy Council of California to share ideas on positive and fun ways to teach children healthy eating habits. A list of other registered dietitians and moms who are participating in the carnival will be listed at […]

The Secret to Feeding a Healthy Family

I just love this picture of my son – he was about 8 months old at the time. My husband thought we were crazy for doing it but now it is one of his favorites too. But it does remind me of my aspirations of introducing new foods to him with hopes that his untainted […]

Expanding Our Horizons

Cameron is going to be in an in-home daycare starting at the end of January. So we have been focusing on expanding the number of foods he has been exposed to and will eat. It has been slow progress the past few months. Cameron is not that into food, at least not yet. Between his […]

Happy 1st Birthday

Cameron’s first birthday was this month. He was also christened on the same day so it was a very big celebration with the family. Leading up to the big day, I was going back and forth about what to do for his cake. Cameron hasn’t had egg whites yet, and we weren’t sure if he reacted […]

I’ll take yogurt with that please….

Finally, Cameron has outgrown his intolerance to the protein found in dairy products. This means freedom for me, as I’ve been dairy free since his birth (and I love cheese, milk and yogurt!), and yogurt for Cameron! Yogurt is a great source of protein, calcium and gut-friendly probiotics. Yes, there are alternatives for those that can’t do […]

Orange Crush

I’m not sure how it happened, but Cameron will eat pretty much anything orange, which in the fruit and vegetable world is a good thing. The orange color exists in certain fruits and vegetables due to the presence of carotenoids, which turn into vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A supports the immune system, helps […]