This is the time of year when I count down the seconds until my CSA box is delivered so that I can see what it is packed with. It's the time of year when I am overwhelmed by the beautiful local produce at the farmers’ market. There is so much gorgeous food coming from the farms just kilometers from the city, and I have a few ideas in case you are stuck for inspiration.
Healthy Moms Blog
Our family has been making some modifications to our diet lately and we've been embracing nut milk. Don’t get me wrong, I still love a cold glass of milk as do my kids, but offering an alternative is always fun in developing their palates. I use nut milk mostly for smoothies and when I make oatmeal for breakfast. One of the things I enjoy most about nut milk is that there is none of the bloat that dairy can cause in some and they are a great alternative if you are sensitive or intolerant to dairy.
I love a good energy ball recipe or labor-intensive, homemade cheddar cheese cracker, but with the dog days of summer drawing to an end, I would much rather be out enjoying the sun than home watching the oven while I make my very own strawberry-raspberry chia fruit roll ups. I have spent hours scouring the health food aisles to find the most natural and healthiest snack options and have put together a toddler-approved list of some of my favorite lunch-box friendly (read: nut free) snacks.
Four years ago, when I still felt undecided about whether or not I’d have a child of my own, I couldn’t resist purchasing a cookbook by Tyler Florence called “Start Fresh”, full of recipes for infants through to toddlers. I figured it was better to be prepared and why shouldn’t baby food be tasty?