There is a common misconception while pregnant, that eating for two means you need to consume more food. While pregnant you only need 250 -300 more calories then you do before you were pregnant. Chances are if you are eating a typical American diet you are getting way over the daily calories needed even without a baby growing inside. Instead of worrying about eating enough food, focus more on its value. Everything you put in your mouth goes right into your babys development, forming the structure from which they will grow. The healthier you eat the better you will feel and the stronger your body will be to support your pregnancy. You can shift your awareness simply asking yourself these two questions: How is this food feeding me? How is this fueling my babys development?
Some babies teethe, and you’d never know it until you see te evidence of a brand-new tooth poking through. Not all babies — and parents — have it so easy. Many babies experience varying degrees of discomfort when they cut teeth, ddepending on your baby’s tolerance for pain and the density of his gums. Your baby may be fussy and irritable during this time. Be understanding. While you can’t stop the teething process, you can make your baby more comfortable.
You pick the kids up from school and they’re starving – but you don’t want to feed them junk or ruin their appetite for dinner. So what’s a mom to do? If you want to give your little ones a healthy and tasty treat, whip up a batch of these homemade granola bars! Jessie Jane from Lilyshop shares a special recipe for a snack that’s so much better than the store bought bars! Ingredients
Stuck in a lunch rut? Jennifer Tyler Lee, award-winning author of The 52 New Foods Challenge, shares simple tips to give your lunch boxes a boost. Back to school means back to packing lunches. With busy schedules and tired kids, it’s easy to rely on the same few lunch dishes and snacks that always deliver.…