Recipes for your meat refusing toddler | mamaknowsnutrition.com

If Your Toddler Won’t Eat Meat

You may worry about protein if your toddler won’t eat meat or fish. Protein is actually not the main concern for your meat refusing kids. Read to learn how much protein they need, what other nutrients they may be missing out on, and see a list of healthy recipes to serve little ones who don’t like meat. Some of these recipes are GREAT for baby, too.

Toddlers can be a special kind of beast when it comes to eating anything besides carbs. Moms are always wondering if their little one gets enough protein in between all the fruit, cereal, bread, and pasta that they will inhale. The carbs are definitely not bad! But it leaves you wondering whether they are getting the right nutrients. (more…)

What to Order for baby

What to Order for Your Baby at a Restaurant

Husband calls and says, “let’s go out to dinner tonight!” And there’s me, in my leggings and the same sweatshirt I’ve been wearing the past three days, haven’t showered yet, shouting “YES! YES YES YES YES YES! ADULT INTERACTION! YASSSS.” If you’re also a stay-at-home or work-from-home mom, I know you get me.

And before I can remember that eating out with a baby and a toddler is hard work and I basically don’t sit down or enjoy my meal, I’ve scooped up my kids, threw on some clothes without even looking at myself in the mirror, and we’re backing out of the driveway within 3, maaaybe 5 minutes. (more…)

Mistakes When Starting Solids | mamaknowsnutrition.com

3 Mistakes Parents Make When Starting Solids

Starting solids can be stressful if you’re not sure how to begin! Talking to my friends, it seems like pediatricians’ advice can vary widely, and you’d be surprised to find out how many are giving outdated advice. Read through these common mistakes parents make when starting solids so you can feel confident when it’s time to move beyond the breast and bottle. And if you’re looking for more guidance on starting solids, read through to the end for the resource I recommend! (more…)

It’s Hard for Me, Too: Dietitian Mom Confessions

For the past week, my toddler has asked me to eat m&ms at least 5 times every day. And at least one of those times he ends up crying over it.

I send him with a pb & j sandwich to school 90% of the time. Those perfect lunchboxes you see on social media with homemade sushi, homemade gluten free sugar free cookies, and exotic fruits? That never happens in my house. And I have yet to figure out how any parent can ever make that happen and manage to do anything else with their day.

We only have dinner all together as a family about twice a month. And that’s about how often I get around to showering these days.  (more…)