Babies first foods...#MomTrust

Friday, October 24, 2014

I thought baby cereal was the way to go.   Apparently it's not so much the way anymore.  I fed cereal to my first born and I tell ya I wish I fed him the way I fed my twins.  Why? First off the nutrition of nourishing meals like bone broth are so good for the gut and my girls have never been constipated like my son was when I started him on cereal.
A lot and my references come from the Weston A Price Foundation and Super Nutrition for Babies. Do check out the links.

All in all I started my twins with a nice, nourishing batch of bone broth. I fed them soft boiled eggs yolks, avocado, liver and almost all foods were slow cooked in chicken bone broth and marrow is delicious and very healthy.  If you can use the highest of quality.  From grass fed beef, to organic farm fresh eggs and organic chicken livers.  If you're in Toronto I love ordering from Realfood Toronto.

Why doesn't my doctor tell me this? Well to be honest I don't know why they push cereal.  Babies doesn't have the enzymes to digest grains.  The enzyme needed is amylase.  In the #WAPF (Weston A Price Foundation) philosophy grains aren't recommended until around 18 months and even later.

Top 3 baby foods in the #NourishmentMovement:
Bone broth: This is excellent because real soup made from bones is excellent for the digestive system because is contains gelatin.
Method: I use 1-2 pounds of marrow bones(save the marrow for a delicious snack after) 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar and enough water to cover.  Soak in the bones in the vinegar for 1 hr.  This helps leach minerals from the bones.  Add enough water to fill the pot and simmer on low 12-72hours.  A perfect slow cooker recipe!  Add onion, carrots and celery and a dash of real Celtic sea salt not refined table salt. 
Serve warm to your baby.  As pictured above I gave it to the twins in a bottle and I love the Playtex bottles drop-ins as the broth is very rich fatty.  Having to wash and wash is too much because it is fatty so just reuse if they want more or toss and use a fresh drop in.

Egg Yolks: Buy farm fresh eggs.  I splurge on good eggs for my family.  I like hens that free to roam and peck at grass and bugs rather than sip from a spout and eat GMO grains.
It's the perfect protein, contains minerals and vitamins and is the best "brain food".  Don't over cook as a hard boiled egg yolk can be hard for baby swallow.  Yolk should be warm and soft.
Method: In a small sauce pan bring water to a boil. Gently slip the egg in and boil for about 5 minutes. When you open the egg peel away the white-the yolk almost slips out. Add a pinch of sea salt(contains extra minerals) and with a spoon serve to baby.  I make 3-4 eggs like this for the twins and it's so delicious and has the iron their bodies need and that can absorb.

Liver:  You yourself might pass on this but don't when it comes to baby's diet.  Liver is a powerhouse of nutrients and the iron content.  It's also high in Omega 3.  Babies love it.  Serve this 3x a week.  Chicken is mild in flavour and 1 teaspoon is really all that's needed when prepping for baby.
Method: Chicken Paté recipe is the perfect way to make it.

Recommended reading: Super Nutrition for Babies, The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care, Gut and Psychology Syndrome(GAPS) by Dr.Natasha Campbell-McBride.

Save 50% this month at @babyandmefitness

Monday, October 20, 2014

Did you know that through October new members will receive 50% off 5 class passes
And for those of you who have been with us for a while, you can refer a friend and you both get 50% off! 
Just in time for the classes that move indoors next week, yoga, aqua, bootcamp and more! 

Use the code: 2FOR1FUN

Why join?
Classes are central at Bloor & Spadina at the JCC Toronto
You can go to array of classes from Aqua Fit, to Yoga and Pilates and Bootcamp for prenatal and post natal you have Stroller Fit, Carrier Fit and so much more to choose from.  NO NEED for a sitter-bring baby with you! Read more about it on babyandmefitness.

This offer is good for the month of October so I hope you'll join and maybe I'll see you at class ;)

Visit BabyandMeFitness and remember the code to use for your discount!  2for1Fun

How are you keeping fit?

#StreamTeam October Mystery Month features on @Netflix_CA

For many kids, October is the most mysterious month of the year, so what better time to get your family playing detective or solving a riddle! Following clues and discovering answers is a great way for kids to learn, taking a potentially boring subject and making it interesting. Just look at what Blue’s Clues does, for example. Little kids will love following the clues, and learning through sleuthing with the help of our themed titles this month. And, big kids will get into the ‘spirit’ with our list of spoooooky and mysterious titles. 

Looking for some quality snacks to eat while you catch up on some spookatacular shows this month on Netflix?   Try 
Mystery Mac and Cheese!
A ‘mystery’ ingredient can sometimes inspire dread, especially in the school cafeteria. Not so with our amazing, mystery mac and cheese! This is one mystery you will definitely want to solve. Click here to learn how to make your own.
If you crafting is more your thing my son and I had a lot of fun making Presto!
Didn't we all love those invisible ink books when we were kids? Well, now you can introduce the concept to your kids in a fun new way – make your own invisible ink! All you need is a little science and, voila! Click here to learn how to make your own.

 Ready for some great shows for the big kids?
                                                                and for the little kids:

4. I Spy

Enjoy this post from Netflix!  What are your favourite shows that are full of suspense and spook as we get closer to Halloween?

Recipe of the Day: The simplest most delicious fried chicken nuggets you'll ever make

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Since Blue Goose chicken breast is on sale at Sobeys I bought some today and made a quick meal.   Make it chicken sandwich but really all you need is the chicken and spelt bread crumbs.

It's really quick.  It's really yummy even though I fry them.  I haven't cooked these in the oven as I am usually trying to throw something quickly but I will try cooking them in the oven tomorrow and let you know-okay? :)

What you need:

~ Chicken Breast or thighs ( I use both and prefer the brand Blue Goose)

~ Spelt Bread Crumbs from ShaSha Bread company

~ Garlic powder

~ Herbs of your choice ( I use a mix of thyme, pepper, A.Vogel Herbamare and a dash of Himalayan Sea Salt)

~ Coconut oil or Ghee for frying

The night before you can soak the chicken in the buttermilk but really all I do is get the pan ready, season the chicken, slice and I mix the spelt flour with some garlic powder.
Do I measure?  No...I am more of a eye it kind of gal.  I sprinkle the spelt bread crumbs on a plate add maybe a teaspoon of garlic powder to it and mix it up.   Season to your taste or your kids taste-heck don't even feel you have to season it.  Just chicken and the spelt bread crumbs is great.  I crush the bread crumbs a little in my hand as I pour it on the plate for the chicken.

Fry the chicken in bite size pieces and you have simple, tasty chicken nuggets.  I like my nuggets with honey personally ;)  and enjoy.  You have a quick meal, yes it's fried but coconut oil a good healthy oil.  Kids love chicken fingers/nuggets and this is crispy and yummy and you can skip the egg and flour.

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post.  I just love Blue Goose, ShaSha bread company and A.Vogel products.

Say Bye Bye stinky diapers with @PlaytexInfant Diaper Genie Activated Carbon #MomTrust

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

As you know I have double the fun and double the diapers with my Twincesses.  Well things were getting a little super stinky around here and thankfully Playtex got wind of it(hahaha) and sent me their Diaper Genie Activated Charcoal.

If you gasp or even have to hold your breath when you open the door to your diaper genie or any other diaper container this will make you breathe happy again and no more gagging! I swear.

Product Information: Diaper Genie now with new activated carbon refill made with safe, natural activated carbon that locks in odour molecules rather than just masking odour with fragrance. Can be used throughout the nursery or anywhere you want to eliminate odours. 

I can say I don't have to hold my breath anymore and I can open the bathroom door and not smell a stinky diaper.  This works too if you happen to use cloth diapers.  You can use it anywhere.

Where to buy? Find it at your local Toys R Us, Walmart etc....

Read more on Mommyville:  Easy Diaper Changing Tips...

Disclosure: I'm a Playtex MomTrust blogger.  All opinions are my own as always.

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