Fish & Chips 🐠#fitforatoddler
I lovvvvvvveeee Fish & Chips. And I'm sure it's a matter of what you've grown up with, and the difference is only very minimal... but I really love Aussie Fish and chips the best. The chips are fat and delicious (read:bad for you 😫) the fish is freshly caught and lightly battered and the Greek salad on the side 🙌🏻 I also came to be obsessed with @hunkydoryfish while in Melbourne thanks to @tarrynthornton 😉 So my expectations for the humble Fish & Chips are high!!
Last night though, we used Salmon with a little bread crumb & lime zest, a plain jane Greek salad (Sienna ate the green olives, not so fussed on the purple ones), homemade fat, chunky 'chips' (no guessing which food was the optimal choice 😳) and a little cous cous with dukkah and crushed pine nuts.
👍🏻 Healthy version
Ps: I have been giving S a version of this since she was very little (8 or so months), just cut in smaller bites and mashed a little more. Oh and WATCH for BONES in your salmon.
Happy Monday friends!! Baby Food wasn't meant to be boring!!
Iron is a super important nutrient for the kiddos! It helps carry oxygen in the blood, convert blood sugar to energy, & a vital contributor for the proper functioning of the immune system & overall cognitive development. Easy ways to get this nutrient in their developing bodies is through implementing peanut butter and tofu in their diet! For every 100 mg of peanut butter, there is 1.9 mg of iron & for every 100 mg of tofu, there's 5.4 mg of iron! Give them one grilled tofu sandwich, peanut butter sandwich or a peanut butter smoothie and you're guaranteed to fulfill your child's iron need! #ironforkids#childnutrition#kidseattoo#healthykids#healthymealsforkids
I was tempted to post my breakfast today because I finally mastered how to poach eggs. But many of you asked for this recipe so posting that first and breakfast will have to wait for another day. This is the easiest to make and was a total hit with my kids. Cook up a pound of ground turkey meat on your cast iron skillet or any pan will do. To season, I used a dash of avo oil, @lawrysseasoning, a dash of @traderjoes taco seasoning, 1/4 chopped onion, 2 cloves of garlic minced and some oregano. Cook until browned. Cut off the tops of already cleaned raw peppers and de-seed. Place in a bread or meatloaf pan so that they all stand upright. Fill each one with the turkey mixture. For my plain eaters I left as is. For my more adventurous eaters, I topped with homemade pesto and dairy free almond cheese. Bake on 350 for 25-30 mins. Then serve and enjoy! Try them out and let me know what you think. Happy Friday everyone. .
🥛 Kalsiyum, çocuğumuzun büyüyen kemiklerinin ve dişlerinin sağlıklı ve güçlü olması için gereken çok önemli bir mineral, vücudumuzun yapıtaşıdır. Kalsiyumdan zengin bir diyetle beslenen çocuk, ömür boyu sağlam kemiklere sahip olacak, ileri yaşta kemik erimesinden korunmuş olacaktır.
🧀 Çocuğun kalsiyum gereksinimi yaşla birlikte farklılık göstermektedir. Her yaş için kalsiyum alımına dikkat etmek gerekir. 1-3 yaş arası günde 500 mg, 4-8 yaş arası günde 800 mg, 9-18 yaş arası günde 1300 mg kalsiyum alımı sağlanmalıdır.
🥚 Öncelikle, süt ve peynir, yoğurt gibi süt ürünleri zengin kalsiyum kaynaklarıdır. Örneğin 1 su bardağı yarim yagli süt 250 mg kalsiyum içermektedir. Koyu yeşil yapraklı sebzeler, brokoli de iyi birer kalsiyum kaynağıdırlar.
Besine gore kalsiyum miktari icin ekrani yana kaydirin.
🥝 Calcium is a very important mineral that is necessary for your child's growing bones and teeth to be healthy and strong. The child, fed on a diet rich in calcium, will have healthy bones for life, and will be preserved in bone at an advanced age.
🍊 The calcium requirement of the child varies with age. It is necessary to pay attention to the intake of calcium for all ages. Between 1 and 3 years of age 500 mg daily, 4 and 8 800 mg daily, 9 and 18 years of age 1300 mg daily calcium intake should be provided. Dairy products such as milk and cheese, yoghurt are rich sources of calcium. For example 1 cup semi-skimmed milk contains 250 mg of calcium. Dark green leafy vegetables, broccoli are also good sources of calcium.
Slide the screen to review calcium content of foods.
Taking a few quiet moments to plan my day and week makes it go much more smoothly. Mindset is huge and I’m trying very hard to shift mine into believing I can. There has been no shortage of excuses as to why I need ‘just one’ piece of candy, ‘just one’ ice cream treat, or even ‘just one’ more serving of dinner. When I’m honest with myself I haven’t been giving the 80/20 into my nutrition and that IS changing this week. Shoutout to my accountability group for holding me to it👊🏻 Wanna join me?
This past week while I was at A Leadership Retreat….a Doctor was on stage sharing some pretty crazy information with us. 👨🏻⚕️ He had said that “Everyday is becoming Halloween for kids” and that he is seeing more kiddos becoming obese at a much younger age due to the increase in fast food opportunities and the fact that many children are spending anywhere from 3-7 hours in front of some type of technology as opposed to going out to play. 😬
The statistic that tugged on my heart the most was this…..❤️ On average children are getting TWO servings of fruits and veggies each day…but guess where this comes from… -Potatoes (French fries)
AND -Tomato (Ketchup)
You could hear people in the room gasp!😯 Now I know we aren’t perfect….I am guilty of throwing Mac & Cheese and Hotdogs with ketchup on the girls plates…but we do make a point for the girls to eat what we do 90% of the time.
We have really made an effort to SIT down with our kids and eat with them...and we eat the SAME foods.
Sitting there in the conference room after the Doc had talked to us for a bit made me feel proud.
I was proud that although I am no where near perfect…I know that I really do make an effort for my kids, my family and my challengers to life a healthier lifestyle.
I am so proud to be working for a company whose mission is to help others live a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle.❤️ I simply LOVE what I do because I know it’s making a difference in the lives of others and my family…and I have such a BLAST doing it.
And listening to the Doctor confirmed that all of the hard work I have put into my "Mindful Menu" subscription was worth it.
I know when people subscribe they are fueling their families with the best nutrition they can...and feel good about the meals they are making for their families. ❤️ So tonight was simple, easy and nutritious … Rice, green beans and pork!
And the girls LOVED it! 🙌🏻 What kinds of things do you struggle with when it comes time for making meals for your family?
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My story of fruits and vegetables part (2)
I had this beautiful boy and I started putting into practise what I had learnt. Lo and behold they worked!
What did I do differently? Was I not feeding the older siblings well? Not at all, I fed them well but with the wrong kind of food.
Let me tell you something, like I told you earlier on, some children just need extra extra extra care in combining their food and my children happen to be one of those and it becomes increasingly difficult to bring on the weight as they grow older so its always better to be strategic and know the right food to combine for babies and especially from the womb.
That is why I always tell people that Papi's birth made me see opportunities that I never knew existed and that is how God gave me the vision to do LUNCHBOX ORGANICS, so no be today oooo, I have nursed and nurtured this business idea for a more than three years now.
So brethren, believe me when I tell you that LunchBox Organics is specially designed to help people like me, no be lie ooo, consistency is the key.
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What do kids like to eat? .
In my experience, kids will eat whatever is on your plate. The meals I cook for my littles are the same I would for my guest. Full of flavor and color.
I start with sautéed onions, red or yellow peppers, add herbs, spices. I create my own sauces or sofrito, with tomatoes or basil or marscapone. I flavor with feta, romano or parmesan.
The difference is; I dice everything because kids are all about texture. If they can not chew it, they will spit it out.
Keep in mind, my age group is 0-4yrs. For the littlest littles, the parent will introduce the food, I will request the list and make them homemade puréed goodness.
The best part of my day is the first few minutes of silence while the littles are eating lunch. That to me is their appreciation of all my efforts to serve them healthy meals from the heart. .
1. Butternut squash, red onion, yellow pepper, marscapone, Parmesan and turkey meatballs, served with quinoa/black bean spaghetti noodles.
2. Sautéed baby potatoes (onion, pepper paprika), frozen veg mix, seared chicken breast, saffron rice.
3. Brown egg scramble, with onion, garlic, red pepper, feta and spinach.
4-6. Empty bowls equals no caption needed 🤗
This looks good 😳#Repost @healthyminutemeals
GRILLED HASSLEBACK FAJITA STUFFED CHICKEN by @thegirlonbloor🥘@thegirlonbloor
This Grilled Hassleback Fajita Stuffed Chicken is stuffed with bell peppers and red onions then topped with tex mex cheese – it’s a delicious and healthy weeknight dinner that comes together in a pinch!
Full recipe with directions can be found on @thegirlonbloor's blog. Link is in her bio!
4 chicken breasts
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp taco seasoning
1/2 of each: red, yellow, green belle peppers - thinly sliced
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
2 tbsp chili powder
1/2 cup shredded cheese
Toppings: cilantro, salsa, or sour cream (or sub for Greek yogurt)
Check out @thegirlonbloor for more. Enjoy!
Little indoor "picnic" with my little girls on this rainy day . They have some roasted salmon (with lemon zest, garlic and s/p) and roasted veggies (sweet potatoes, cauliflower and bell peppers seasoned with smoked paprika, oregano and garlic) and of course some avocado on the side . My 4 year old loves avocado but 20 month old has her days with them ..she loves them some days and others she tosses them out like today (love and hate). Similar story with my 4 year old and sweet potatoes , it's a like and dislike relationship 🤷🏽♀️
I had the same just mixed in with some salad greens and lemon juice over the top .
My tips for getting kids to eat veggies :
1) salt them well (some high quality sea salt which is actually rich in lots of minerals -Himalayan and Celtic sea salt are awesome!)
2) roast them till crisp (my kids love crispy bits as do I )
3) bring them in hungryyyy- they'll be less picky!
4)involve them in the meal prep -especially the veggie part -this definitely works for me!! 5) serve them always and make sure they see you eating them (basically exposure is key !) my kids don't always eat like this but most of the time when I do serve them this way , they do eat well . We seriously have the power mamas ❤️ P.S. my daughter put that pink plate with toys on it as the "meal" she prepared by herself lol so that was not my idea of a pretty pic prop haha
BREAKFAST GETS THE SEAL OF APPROVAL
The girls have been having the same breakfast as me for a long time and Evie even likes to help me make it.
Our staple breakfast has been:
- GF oats
- chia seeds
- frozen berries
- almond milk
—> then heat up in the microwave. It literally takes less than 5 minutes to make and it’s fun to get Evie involved.
We’ve chosen to have a GF DF breakfast with only natural sugars as we found this set us up in the best way for the day, without causing energy slumps later on and we found it avoids any bloating or tummy issues. The fact that it’s super yummy helps too!
I’m curious, what do you have for breakfast?
Plant based Sheppard's Pie made the Dr G way😉. Used lentils instead of ground meat, and packed with carrots, peas, kale and celery. For the topping? Instead of mashed potatoes, I used mashed butternut squash mixed in with acorn squash. Made a big salad too. Kids loved it! Tomorrow's lunches are ready and I actually made enough for lunches on Thursday. Successful evening in the kitchen.
Taylor’s vegan breakfast! 🌱 For anyone wanting a healthy breakfast for your babies, try this one! Green smoothie (kale, coconut water, chia seeds, avocado, peaches, frozen strawberries), lemon herb roasted red potatoes w/ garlic & onions, mashed avocado, bananas with cinnamon & almond butter & blueberries! She loves it! #Veganbreakfast#Healthymealsforkids#taylormilan