Posts tagged starting solids
Helping your child develop a healthy relationship with food (and what exactly that means)

When I talk about feeding in my counseling sessions and classes I always start with why. Why are we doing what we are doing when feeding children? What’s the outcome that we want? The bottom line is that it is almost always the same thing. We want our children to develop a healthy relationship with food, but what exactly does that mean?

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Black Bean and Mushroom Burgers

I have been making a lot of burger/patty style foods for dinner lately.  I have found they are easy for my 9 month old to grasp, and my toddler enjoys eating them as well.  Most of these ingredients I already had on hand, so it was easy to cook up these black bean and mushroom burgers.  If you want more of a lumpy texture, mash the bean mixture with a potato masher or fork rather than using a food processor.

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Baked Shrimp Patties

My daughter Alex is 9 months old and the only highly allergenic food we had not tried at this point was shell fish.  No particular reason, other than it was a bit more difficult to prepare than some of the others.  New research recommends that the top eight allergens (milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, soy and wheat) be introduced early as babies start on solid foods.  I had a bag of frozen shrimp and decided to try my hand at these patties.

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Easy Veggie Frittata

love eggs.  They are a nutritional powerhouse, packed with protein, Vitamins B2, B6 and B12, vitamin D and a whole lot of minerals like zinc, copper and iron.  Add some vegetables and you have yourself a super nutritious breakfast, lunch or dinner dish for the whole family.  This recipe is super easy and can be modified based on your vegetable preferences. 

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