when to start meat

Jessica Penner, RDUncategorized2 Comments

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 as one of your baby’s first foods! 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). One reason red meat has a bad reputation is because of its high iron … Read More

which foods to start with

Jessica Penner, RDUncategorized3 Comments

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how to cook pulses (beans, chickpeas, etc)

Jessica Penner, RDRecipes, Tutorial, Uncategorized11 Comments

how to cook pulses

I have unbalanced spending habits. I scrimp and save on my grocery bill, drive in a way that will maximize fuel economy, only stop at a coffeeshop if I’m meeting up with a friend, and then go spend all my money on a trip to Europe.  I guess I get a kick out of being thrifty… most of the time. I also get a kick out of healthier food options. We eat a lot of chickpeas, beans, and lentils around our place, as opposed to ground beef. Partly because a meat-heavy diet has been linked to certain diseases and is … Read More