Your baby’s body needs certain nutrients to grow and develop, repair or heal tissue when needed, and sustain his body’s functions.
Eating whole foods can create a foundation for a life of radiant health. This section will help you choose the appropriate foods for your baby and toddler, focusing on optimum nutrition, flavors, and balance.
(Age 18 months+) Sandwiches are convenient for a quick lunch, at home or on the go. Here are recipes for tempeh, hummus, and salmon sandwiches.
There is a difference between healthy and unhealthy sources of fat. The following is a list of the groups of good- and poor-quality fats and how they are identified.
Fermentation can occur naturally from bacteria, yeasts, and molds in the environment, or by introducing a starter to a food. Both forms of fermentation take one of two forms: alcohol or lactic acid fermentation. In both cases, the environment becomes too acidic for harmful bacteria to thrive.
If both parents are working, it is probably easier to take a few hours once a week to prepare food. For the first two to three days, you can store food in the refrigerator, and you can put food for the rest of the week in the freezer.
Once you organize your pantry with basic equipment and ingredients, you will find that cooking your baby’s first foods is surprisingly easy.
Before cooking, start by reviewing the recipes, then get out the utensils, storage containers, and necessary ingredients. See what kind of food preparation needs to be done first or can be done in advance.
All foods have an energy force, as well as their nutritional composition. This life force is the same chi that your baby’s body carries along her meridians or channels.
Cooking does some of the work of digestion before food enters your baby’s body, which is a benefit to her underdeveloped digestive system.