Is Collagen Safe for your Toddler? | www.mamaknowsnutrition.com

Is Collagen Safe for Toddlers?

This question brings a lot of visitors to my blog, so today I’m answering, is collagen safe for toddlers?

One of my very first blog posts was on collagen peptides/collagen powder (both terms can be used, it’s the same thing) and it is a must-read if you want the real low-down on collagen.

In this post you’ll learn whether collagen is safe for toddlers and young children, whether it is recommended, and what considerations you should make when deciding whether to serve it to your kids.  (more…)

Toddler meal ideas

What To Do When Your Toddler Wants More Food

How do you react when your toddler wants more food during a meal or snack?

I know my gut reaction is always a grunt or a sigh (usually not out loud, ha!) because #1, I probably JUST sat down, and the one thing he’s asking for is back in the fridge, or #2, I was secretly hoping he would simply devour all his veggies and say “wow mom, what a delicious and nutritious meal.” (A girl can dream, right?)

So what’s a mom or dad to do when there’s still plenty of other food on the plate, but the wee dictator demands more of something? (more…)

When you have no desire to cook | mamaknowsnutrition.com

10 Tips For When You Have No Desire To Cook

Top ten tips for when you have no desire to cook, but need to feed your family!

My husband and I were having a conversation recently about how naive we were about some (aka LOTS) of things back in our college days. Like, how it seemed so easy to eat healthy and workout regularly. We thought that it was no big deal.

Here I am 10 years later with two kids and I’m like ooooooh okay. Not always so easy when your time is pretty much never your own! 

In a perfect world, I really do love to cook. But that world where I have endless free time, no kids glued to my body, and someone else to do my dishes…it’s far from reality. There are days when I am SO tired and worn out that I wish we didn’t have to eat at all because even the idea of washing one pot and wiping down my stovetop is enough to make me call my husband and tell him I’m quitting. But since quitting being mom is not really an option, (and obviously I’m not serious!) I have to find ways to make it work.  (more…)