Food Pouches: Is it the best way to feed your baby?

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When I first started focusing on nutrition from tummy to toddler, there weren’t many options for packaged food to feed your baby. For as long as I can remember there have been jarred baby food lining the aisle along with Farley’s rusks and Arrowroot.

Fast forward to the past 10 years, there has been frozen food available in cubes and containers, jars are still going strong and now the food pouches. I remember seeing them in England when my kids were babies, so they have been available on the market, just not in North America.

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Nutrition Month Favourite Recipes

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I have some staple recipes that I use weekly. Both from my book and that I’ve posted on the blog. What are your staples and recipes that you and your family love?

Apple and Pear Crumble – this recipe is great as a breakfast, snack, and dessert. Feel free to have it as a meal even if you’re rushed!

3 cups diced fruit: apples, pears or a combination
1 cup blueberries or other berries (or more fruit above)
¼ cup 100% fruit juice
1 tsp cinnamon

Crumble Topping:
1½ cups whole oat flakes
¼ cup maple syrup
¼ cup sunflower seeds
¼ cup walnuts, chia seeds, hemp seeds or pecans
¼ cup unsalted butter
1 tsp cinnamon

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Best After School Snacks!

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The sound of the last bell at school means home time and after a day of thinking, doing, concentrating and activity, some serious refueling is needed.

With kids typically so hungry after school, there might be more opportunity to offer healthy treats with less resistance. If you are still offering milk and cookies, opt for fruit, vegetable sticks or crackers with hummus or guacamole before diving into the sweets.

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For The Love Of Chocolate

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Chocolate.

Say it out loud.

Chocolate.

What does it bring to mind for you?

Sweet. Luxurious. Sexy. Decadent.

Or that you crave it and it’s your afternoon saviour and pick-me-up?

Feels different, doesn’t it?!

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