I get questions all the time on how I make my own baby food, so I thought I’d share a few of my favorite tips! I decided before little girl was born that I wanted to make her food because I wanted to stick to as natural as possible and know as much as I could about what I was putting into her body. And, let me tell you, I haven’t regretted it for a second! Plus, homemade is cheaper and tastes better! So, why would I not take a couple of extra minutes to prep food at home for my precious little one?
Now, that being said, I know as mamas we’re all crazy busy! So, don’t feel like you have to make all of the food for your little one, but if you choose to make some, here are a few tips I found to help.
One of the things that I hear most often from people is “I would eat healthier, but it’s just SO expensive!” While I give it to you that eating well can be a bit of a drain on the budget, I am also here to tell you that you can eat very well and very nutritiously without maxing out your budget. I’m sure you’re thinking, “Yeah, right?! How do you figure?” at this point, so I also wanted to share my simplest, easiest tips for eating healthy on a budget.
I’m not saying that you’ll be able to get the largest variety of foods following this kind of plan, but you will be able to avoid processed foods, incorporate more fruits and veggies, and opt for lean proteins, which are some of the basic principles of a nutritious diet. So, here they are – my “best practices” for eating healthy on a budget. Continue reading
Snacking sometimes gets a bad rap, but in all reality, as long as your snacks are healthy, the habit can have a number of health benefits. When I looked up the actual research regarding snacking, I was pretty pumped because I’ve always been a “snacker.” God hours between meals? No way! That’s not for me! Have smaller, more frequent meals? Yes, please! That’s right up my alley. So, as moms, how do we fit snacks into our day when we trying to balance the baby’s naps, older kids carpool, job responsibilities, and keeping the house from crashing down?
The easiest solution is to opt for healthy, kid-approved snacks! When we can eat what our kids are eating, it simplifies everything – one option, one prep, one clean up…That makes things so much easier! Continue reading