Minerals are naturally occurring substances found in soil and rocks.  They are essential nutrients required to carry out key functions each day for your child’s optimal health.  We get minerals from our diet when we eat plant foods that have absorbed the nutrients directly from the soil.  Minerals are also found in meat from plant-grazing animals. If a growing child is deprived of any one of the important minerals, various functions may be impaired and therefore a contributing and underlying factor in many common childhood illnesses Minerals play the following roles in Children's Health ✅ Bone and teeth health ✅ Energy production ✅ Nerve and...

Recipe to Support Baby Health Suitable from 6+ monthsBeef is an excellent source of iron which is a key nutrient when weaning your healthy baby. Iron from animal products is absorbed four times better to helpprevent children’s anaemia than iron found in plant-based foods such as legumes, tofu and leafy greens. Ingredients 150gm diced rump steak½ small sweet potato1 ½ cups baby bone broth or water (see our recipe)1 carrot, chopped Method Add all ingredients to a saucepan over medium heat and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered for approximately 15 minutes or until veggies are soft and beef is cooked. Allow...

Recipe to Support Children's Health Mashed Cannellini beans are a rich source of iron which your healthy baby needs for their baby brain development and to keep their blood cells healthy. Salmon is high in essential fatty acids which also supports optimal children’s brain development. Ingredients 1 large carrot, diced1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels400gm can cannellini beans110gm canned salmon¼ cup baby bone broth or water (see our recipe) Method Steam carrots and corn until tender. Add the cannellini beans and salmon and process until smooth. Push the mixture through a sieve.Makes: 1 ½ cups Healthy Baby Tip: You can safely store this purée, covered, in...

Recipe to support Children's Health Suitable from 8+ monthsFish contains a type of oil called essential fatty acids. These help to promote children’s brain development as well as boost children’s immunity. In fact theynourish just about all your healthy baby’s organs and support skin health too. Choose Tuna that is low in mercury. Ingredients 400gm broccoli florets180gm canned tuna¾ baby bone broth or water (see our recipe) Method Steam the broccoli, until tender, drain and cool. Blend the broccoli, tuna and bone broth until smoothMakes: 2 cupsHealthy Baby Tip: You can safely store this purée, covered, in the fridge for 1 to 2 days. Alternatively, freeze...

Recipe to Support Children's Health Quinoa is a seed with many class as a superfood and is suitable for your healthy baby. It’s nutritionally packed and high in protein to support overallchildhood development. It’s high in vitamins and minerals and full of fibre to benefit kids gut health and help to avoid children’s constipation. Ingredients ½ cup white quinoa2/3 cup baby bone broth or water (see our recipe)200 gm pumpkin, chopped and cooked until tender Method Rinse quinoa in a sieve under running water and drain well. Combine quinoa and bone broth or water in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered...

Recipe to Support Children's Health Chicken is a great way to incorporate more protein into your healthy baby’s diet. Use pureed poached meat and as your healthy baby gets better atchewing, move to small bite sized pieces. Avoid any tough or stringy cuts of meat as these might be too difficult for your healthy baby to chew or swallow. Ingredients 1 chicken breast, chopped2 small zucchini, chopped1 parsnip, peeled and chopped1 ¼ cups baby bone broth or water (see our recipe) Method Add all ingredients to a saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, uncovered and cook for 20 minutes until chickenis...

When your infant is approximately 6 months old they will start to give you signs they are interested in food and ready to move to solids.  They may display this new found interest by either watching what you eat, trying to grab your food or they are hungrier in between their milk feeds, especially if they want extra at night. Weaning Tips for Healthy Baby ✅ In the first couple of weeks it’s a good idea to give them their first foods after they have either been breast or bottle fed and not tired or grumpy.  ✅ Dilute their puree with either breast...

If you have ever browsed the shelves of your local supermarket or Pharmacy, you will have seen bottles of omega-3 capsules, typically recommended for maintaining a healthy heart and for reducing inflammation in conditions such as arthritis. Did you know that these essential fatty acids are also vital for a healthy pregnancy and for the health of your baby? Omega-3: Vital for Baby’s Brain Development Essential fatty acids act as building blocks for your baby’s brain and eye development, and an omega-3 deficiency during pregnancy can have permanent effects on your child’s cognitive function. Scientific studies found that children whose...

When your infant is approximately 6 months old (but not before 4 months) they will start to give you signs they are interested in food and ready to move to solids, this usually happens alongside the arrival of their teeth.  They may display their new found interest in food by either watching what you eat, trying to grab your food or they are hungrier in between their milk feeds, especially if they want extra at night. Follow these handy tips to help you at this important time in your infant's development - preparation is the key! 13 tips to support your...

Strawberries top the "Dirty Dozen" list yet again according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG). This list is published each year to rank popular fruit and vegetables based on their pesticide contamination. They found that conventional, non organic strawberries were found to have an astounding 22 pesticide residues. EWG emphasises studies show that pesticides in high concentration can lead to health problems, especially in young children. Roundup, created by the chemical giant Monsanto is the most widely used weed killer. It's sprayed on everything from tiny flower beds, school grounds, parks, gardens to vast fields of crops. Roundup is...

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