homemade baby biscuits

DIY Baby Cookies

Babies don’t need teething rusks but it sure is nice to give them something that they can easily pick up and eat. That’s where this recipe for baby biscuits comes in. why these homemade baby cookies are the smart choice While teething rusks are just starch, sugar, and salt, these biscuits are full of nutrients that babies need, like iron. If you give this recipe a go, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, or snap a photo and tag it with #smartnutritionrecipes on Instagram!  I’d love to see your creations! Knowing someone has enjoyed one of my recipes always makes my day … Read More

the #1 most important food for your baby

Since I am a nutrition nerd, I recently spent some free time calculating the amount of iron that would typically be absorbed from different foods. Fun, right?!   Ok, humour me a bit here.  Which food would you think is highest in iron? I was surprised to find that, bite for bite, egg yolk had the highest amount of absorbable iron! I definitely thought beef was going to be the winner.  If you’ve read that post you’ll remember that iron is incredibly important for your baby.  Babies have an ENORMOUS need for iron.  I can’t emphasize this enough. For that reason alone, I hereby dub egg yolks the #1 … Read More

forget everything you know about feeding your baby

meat baby food nutrition

Ok, maybe not everything, but you need to know about this major shift in the approach to baby nutrition.  Up until recently, dietitians advised starting your baby with rice cereal, followed by fruits and vegetables, then meats.  Now, according to experts, meat is the priority food for babies.  It’s been bumped to the front of the line, and red meats are preferred! Seriously? Red Meat? You might be thinking, doesn’t that fly in the face of what we know about how unhealthy red meat can be for us? Well, the answer is yes and no (generalizations don’t work very well in nutrition). … Read More