Do you and your partner cook special meals together at home?
Confession: Since becoming a parent over a year and a half ago, my husband and I have only hired a babysitter once, out of necessity when we both had work commitments one evening. We rarely go out to restaurants on date nights!
Oh, the yogurt section. I’m not sure there’s any other section of the grocery store that frustrates dietitians more. Okay, maybe it’s tied with salad dressing. While yogurt itself is quite a healthy choice, so, so many of the commercial options contain added sugar.
Sardines. Isn’t your mouth watering already? Kidding. Personally, I love to eat fish but I’m always a little weirded out by the actual fish part of the equation! So back before baby #1 when I learned that sardines were a great preconception and pregnancy food due to their high omega-3 fat and low mercury content,
How and when should you introduce eggs to your baby?
With the recent talk about peanut allergies and new guidelines from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to introduce peanuts to infants sooner rather than later, I’m also thinking about other common allergens like eggs.
Last week, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued guidelines recommending the early introduction of peanuts to infants to help prevent peanut allergies.
Although it was once thought that delaying the introduction of peanuts to high-risk children would help prevent peanut allergies, the new guidelines are based on research that shows that early introduction significantly decreases the risk of developing the allergy.
These peppers are a story of pre-prepped ingredients. The first time I made them using pre-diced onions, frozen rice and jarred salsa, I couldn’t believe how quickly they came together! For some reason, I always thought of stuffed peppers as a complex meal but this recipe couldn’t be farther from the case.
Last year, the American Heart Association (AHA) published new recommendations on sugar consumption for children.
Among the sound advice was the recommendation that children ages two and up should consume no more than six teaspoons (25 grams) of added sugar per day and no more than eight ounces of sugar-sweetened beverages per week.
Need an easy meal to bring a new mom?
I think we all have those seasons of our life when it seems like everyone around us has a new baby. I’m definitely in one of those seasons right now! As such, I’m getting a lot of invitations to participate in meal deliveries for the new parents.
Do lactation cookies really work?
Lactation cookies. I’ll admit it, the first time I came across this concept my reaction was, “What! A dessert that helps lactation? I don’t know about that, my RD spidey sense is tingling…”
I didn’t think about them much again until after my daughter was born and a fellow mom brought some to our new moms’ group.