Do you have a schedule for meals and snacks? One of the first ways I help families struggling with picky eating is to review their meal and snack schedule, or routine. Having a schedule for your little one (usually after about 14-16 months of age) can make a world of difference when feeding your child. Read more to find out why and ways to get started.Read More
One of the most common questions I get asked in my practice is if parents should be offering dessert after dinner. Some parents offer dessert as a “reward” for eating dinner, others are confused about how often they should be offering sweet foods after dinner, and still some want to provide a snack after dinnertime if they feel their child has not eaten enough.
Most of their problems are solved with a simple solution: the bedtime snack.Read More
When my now 1.5 year old was an infant starting solids, we had a lot of fun in the kitchen. One of my favorite recipes we created were spinach and banana yogurt drops. We blended together spinach, banana and greek yogurt, added a little more yogurt to thicken the drops, placed them on wax paper in the freezer and then had these delicious drops. Try this easy, fun recipe!Read More
Spinach muffins are popular - and rightfully so: they are an easy snack to create and full of vitamins and minerals from the spinach. Spinach is a food that some kiddos have yet to acquire a preference for in it’s natural state (although don’t give up - keep offering!). Check out my no sugar added spinach muffins - which are sure to be a fit in your home too!Read More