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Pineapple Banana Sorbet

pineapple sorbet with pineapple chunks in the foreground

Pineapples often bring to mind tropical vacations or heated pizza debates. They have an intense flavor that can enhance a wide variety of dishes from sweet to savory. Due to that intense flavor, adding pineapple to a smoothie can take it from dull to delish.
Pineapples are often used in sweet dishes like fruit salads as well as savory, like a slice on a burger. They can be blended into drinks like smoothies and pina coladas.

Gagging vs Choking: What You Need to Know

baby doll receiving thrusts for choking

Choking is a leading cause of injury and death in the United States, so it’s no wonder that many parents are very concerned about it. Gagging, however, is a very normal process. It causes no harm to your baby, but can be extremely difficult for you. Knowing the difference between gagging and choking can really make mealtime less stressful.
Every baby will probably gag at some point in their feeding journey. Knowing what to look for and how to handle it will make the experience less challenging for everyone.

Food Chaining for Picky Eaters

Food chaining graphic illustrating example of applesauce to sliced pears with details. Applesauce pouch to bowl to applesauce with diced apples to diced apples to sliced apples to sliced pears.

Put simply, food chaining is a technique where you make gradual changes over time to introduce your child to a new food. You start with a food that your child prefers and make small changes to it. The change can be as small as cutting a sandwich horizontally instead of diagonally. Once your child has accepted one small change, you can begin working on another. Over time, you can introduce brand new foods.

Soy Allergy in Baby

soy beans with a soybean plant with leaves in the middle

Soybean allergy tends to be more common in babies and young children, with many outgrowing it as they age. It is estimated that about 0.4% of infants in the US are allergic to soy.
Soybeans are legumes, just like beans, peas, lentils and peanuts. Up to 88% of people with soy allergies are also allergic or significantly sensitized to peanuts, although the reverse isn’t true. People with soy allergies are more likely to be allergic to major allergens like peanuts, tree nuts, egg, milk, and sesame, than to other legumes.

Iron Foods for Baby

iron foods with a magnifying glass on the word iron

for your baby. Or you may have had an iron test done and realized your child’s iron stores are a little low. Either way, you may be looking for iron foods to include in your child’s diet. Luckily there are a lot!

Easy Crispy Bok Choy Recipe

When I polled my Instagram followers, less than one quarter of them had offered bok choy to their children! It’s not one of the first vegetables we instinctively think of as “baby food.” Bok choy is commonly used in Chinese cooking and can often be found in stir fry.
As with any leafy, green veggie, bok choy should be cooked down and chopped before giving it to your baby. The tough stalk can be used as a teether before your baby is able to break off a chunk of it.

Mix and Match Healthy Snacks for a Picky Eater

picky eater staring at plate of food untouched

If you have a picky eater at home, you know how challenging it can be to come up with healthy snack ideas day after day. One of biggest recommendations for picky eaters is to try and offer variety as much as possible. This can be extremely tricky if your child only like a handful of foods.

Peanut Allergy Basics

peanuts with the word allergy written on top

Peanut allergies are incredibly common in kids. They are usually lifelong, but research is looking into treatment.
Peanuts are actually legumes, not nuts, although many kids who are allergic to tree nuts are also allergic to peanuts.

Brussels Sprouts for Babies

air fried brussels sprouts for babies

While not thought of as a common food for babies, Brussels sprouts make a great nutritional choice. It’s recommended to offer a wide variety of foods when starting solids to help prepare your baby’s palate. Brussels sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables have strong flavors and can take some getting used to, so it can be helpful to introduce young.

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