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Tag: nutrition

The end of my breastfeeding journey – and how to ensure your 12+ month old meets their calcium requirements

Posted on: 29th September 2013

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My little girl turned 1 yesterday, and two days before her birthday marked the end of her (and my) breastfeeding journey. At 10 1/2 months, she had already naturally cut down to a morning and bedtime feed, and by 11 months, she decided she didn’t want her bedtime feed anymore, and was down to only ...
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Homemade Vegetarian / Vegan Chilli

Posted on: 26th September 2013

This is my homemade veggie/vegan chilli recipe – it’s a really easy, cheap and filling dinner that only takes about 30 minutes to make. It includes sweet potato and butternut squash in addition to other veggies, kidney beans and lentils. It’s also gluten-free, so perfect for anyone with coeliac disease. If you’re a meat-eater, have you considered going ...
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How to pack a healthy lunchbox for kids

Posted on: 22nd September 2013

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Does your child take a packed lunch to school? Do you know what makes a healthy lunchbox? Do you include lots of variety? I am often asked questions by parents who want some ideas and inspiration on what to include in their kids lunchboxes. As a mum of 2 school-kids myself, I am also in ...
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The truth about Fruit Juices and Smoothies

Posted on: 7th September 2013

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Smoothies and fruit juices are often seen an alternative to eating fruit, especially for children who won’t eat fruit, as a ‘healthy option’ when going out for a drink or as an addition to a lunchbox. But are they really as healthy as they claim? The Guardian published an article today about the health risks of ...
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Weaning Diary – 11 months old

Posted on: 1st September 2013

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My baby is now 11 months old and we are looking forward to planning her little birthday tea party. At the time of my last blog, she was sitting and rolling confidently, but could not master the art of getting onto her tummy without banging her head, and couldn’t then sit up again. The last ...
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