How does nutrition intersect with fertility?
Today I am SO happy to be sharing a review of a book that is very near and dear to me, not only because the topic is perfectly aligned with what I write about here on TBSD, but because I know the two women behind the book and I know they mean every last word they’ve written.
Oh protein. Protein consumption is truly trendy these days. Every protein powder and beef jerky brand would really love for you to think that there’s no way for you to get enough protein without relying on their products.
I spent several years on staff with the Meatless Monday campaign and during that time I learned a lot about how much protein we think we need versus how much we typically consume every day.
Have I mentioned that I’m super pregnant?
Like, literally having a baby any day now pregnant (my due date was yesterday…) And in addition to finally getting to meet my new baby, one thing about not being pregnant anymore that I’m really looking forward to is my heartburn letting up.
Since this month’s Recipe Redux theme is cocktails and mocktails, you know I’ve gotta make a mocktail for all you pregnant mamas out there! (Including myself!)
Showers and celebrations with friends abound this time of year. Show us your healthy, colorful drink concoctions for festivities like bridal showers and graduation celebrations.
In my experience, first time pregnant mamas are information sponges. There’s this life-changing THING that’s about to happen and it’s so unlike anything we’ve experienced so far in life, we just need ALL THE INFORMATION, all at once.
I have one friend who read over 100 books on pregnancy and parenting when she found out she was expecting!
When I first heard that this month’s Recipe ReDux theme was about reducing food waste, of course my first thought was, “Hmm, now what can I make with all the scraps of food my toddler doesn’t eat…?”
Food my kid is served but doesn’t eat is by far the biggest source of food waste in my house right now,
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.
Diana K. Rice, RD
The Baby Steps Dietitian
Hi, I'm Diana. Registered dietitian and mom to a toddler and a newborn.
Family nutrition is my passion but balancing good health on top of the chaos new parenthood brings is tough stuff!