Getting Extra Nutrients into my Child’s Diet: Lunch Edition

Getting Extra Nutrients into my Child’s Diet: Lunch Edition

This blog is a continuation of my series on making the most of the nutrient content of baby and children’s meals. Last week I wrote about “Getting Extra Nutrients into my Child’s Diet: Breakfast Edition” and I’m so pleased that so many of you have been finding it helpful. I…

Getting Extra Nutrients into my Child’s Diet: Breakfast Edition

Getting Extra Nutrients into my Child’s Diet

People keep asking me about doing blogs on HOW to get extra nutrients into baby and toddler’s diets. It’s such a great point as it’s something I work on every day when I’m creating meals for Raffy. It’s not about “sneaking” veggies etc into meals as I’m really not a…

What vitamins and minerals should I give my baby or toddler?

This question has got a little complicated of late, so I’ll try to answer it as simply as possible. For the general population, if they are consuming a healthy, well-balanced diet, more often than not supplementation is unnecessary – unless we are talking about Vitamin D! (I’ve written a blog…

Processed Foods: The Pros and Cons – Part 2

The Cons Processed foods are likely to play a role in our diets whether we like it or not. Unless we are on a raw food diet (wouldn’t recommend it) or are trying to eat like our ancestors did millions of years ago, most of us will be consuming some…

Fish Recommendations For Babies and Toddlers

Recently there was a lot of talk about fish in the UK press. This was mainly due to the fact that fresh tuna, which was once considered to be an “oily” fish has been somewhat downgraded and no longer counts as an oily fish due to data suggesting that levels…

Mum and Baby: How Much Iron Should We Have?

Most of us will have heard that iron is a mineral and an important component of a healthy, balanced diet but do we really understand how much iron we should be getting during pregnancy and how much babies should be having in the early years of life? The importance of…

How Much Salt Should A Baby Have?

Many people have been asking recently about salt intakes and babies health during weaning. This is a bit of a tricky topic as, although babies need very tiny amounts of salt and have very low maximum recommendations, salt is quite apparent in a wide range of every day foods. This…

Weaning Your Baby – Trying New Food Textures

Weaning Your Baby - Trying New Food Textures

I’ve been wanting to write about the introduction of textures during weaning for a while. But for some reason it seemed like a mammoth task. Many parents are super nervous when it comes to moving on to trying new food textures. This is completely understandable. Up until we start offering…

What Not To Eat During Pregnancy

What herbal teas can I drink during pregnancy

I’m pregnant! What foods do I need to avoid? As if you don’t have enough to think about soon after finding out that you’re pregnant, you also need to think about changing your dietary habits as well! One thing that should be on your mind is making improvements to your…

Best Way To Stay Hydrated – Water!

Keep Hydrated Over The Summer

Water is a vital part of staying nutritionally healthy that is often overlooked. And the best way to stay hydrated is still definitely water! A lot of information available on dieting revolves around eating clean, detoxing, and what to avoid, whilst some of the most important elements that the body…