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5 Lessons Babies Can Teach Us About Breakfast

5 Lessons Babies Can Teach Us About Breakfast

An article today on The Kitchn imagines the lessons a woman’s 10-month-old would teach her about breakfast if he could write. She says that having to make sure he had a good, varied, healthy breakfast every day inspired her to think more about her own, and now it’s inspiring me, too.

Remember when we used to have to cut up grapes and blueberries just so they were safe for our kids to eat? Remember when we used to make sure we gave them different flavors every day, and new textures to try? I’m thinking about it now, and realizing that there are some lessons I could stand to remember from my children’s babyhood. When the kids get bigger and I’m not focused as intensely on the primal needs, it’s too easy to forget how important that first meal is, and what I can do to make it better for them (and maybe for myself, too).

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Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

I had dreams that I’d eaten sushi when I was pregnant,” says Ginny Gallo-Dowdakin of Sleepy Hollow, Illinois. “I would wake up in a panic since I knew it wasn’t allowed.” Figuring out what you’re permitted to eat and avoiding the forbidden foods can truly be a nightmare for moms-to-be. It seems like every day, there’s a story in the news about yet another favorite food that’s now off-limits for pregnant women, leaving you scared to take a bite of anything lest it be on the list. It’s enough to make a woman crazy. But now, learn how other moms-to-be have coped. Read more

Pregnancy Nutrition Guide

Pregnancy Nutrition Guide

“Eating for two” during pregnancy doesn’t mean you should gorge on doughnuts and chips. It means what you eat affects the health of both you and baby. Maintaining proper nutrition during pregnancy can help keep you energized through all three trimesters, and it can give your growing baby the right combination of vitamins, minerals, and proteins to develop correctly. Eating a little junk food now and then will not harm you and your baby, but you don’t want to get all of your daily calories from foods high in fat and low in nutrients. Read more