What to Feed Your Baby: A Pediatrician's Guide to the Eleven Essential Foods to Guarantee Veggie-Loving, No-Fuss, Healthy-Eating Kids
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As a pediatrician, spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, and mother of three boys, Dr. Tanya Altmann knows that good nutrition is essential for healthy kids. In What to Feed Your Baby, Dr. Tanya provides the latest nutritional recommendations and best practices for feeding babies and young children. The simple, fool-proof program focuses on serving eleven foundation foods: eggs, prunes, avocado, fish, yogurt/cheese/milk, nuts, chicken/beans, fruit, green veggies, whole grains, and water. What to Feed Your Baby helps parents set their children up for a lifetime of healthy choices—and say goodbye to picky eating forever!
Whole-grain cereal; sliced banana 4. Peanut butter on whole-grain toast; cubed melon 5. French toast made with 100 percent whole-wheat bread, in pieces; diced apple Sample Morning Snack Ideas 1. Greek yogurt 2. Diced apple; string cheese 3. Grapes, quartered or halved 4. Whole-grain crackers; cheese, in pieces 5. Berries, cut Sample Lunch Ideas 1. Chicken, in pieces; brown rice; cooked diced zucchini 2. Whole-grain bread with nut butter; cooked diced carrots 3. Beans, shredded cheese,
store and you will see thousands of highly processed grain products. Most have very little fiber, very long ingredient lists, and added color. Try to make all of your grains, both for your children and for you, “whole”—meaning that the first ingredient listed should be “100 percent whole-grain wheat” (or another whole grain such as oats or quinoa). Banning grains may be popular with some dieting adults, but grains are delicious and nutritious for children. You should include them in a child’s
colors. Limit excess calories. Offer your child water or milk to drink. If she’s a juiceaholic and you’re willing to support her habit, dilute the juice by at least half, and limit it to once a day. Think about where other excess calories may be lurking. Common culprits are parties and sports events with sugary treats, well-meaning friends and relatives who offer juice or soda to the child, too many restaurant meals, and too many food rewards. Limit all of these. Try out the traffic light
already cut and washed. The number of servings is variable 12 to 16 ounces of your vegetable of choice, such as green beans, broccoli, or sugar snap peas, washed and trimmed 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil and/or butter 1 to 2 cloves garlic (fresh or frozen), minced � to � teaspoon salt (optional) � teaspoon ground black pepper (optional) � to 1 teaspoon lemon juice Steam veggies until they’re crisp-tender and set them aside. (I use a microwave steamer, but you can also steam vegetables
Laura Jana, Dr. Jennifer Shu, Dr. Ari Brown, Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, Dr. Cara Natterson, Dr. Louise Greenspan, Dr. Nina Shapiro, Dr. Cori Cross, Dr. Meena Taha, Dr. Bhavana Arora, Dr. Jena Liddy, Dr. Angelee Reiner, and Dr. Jessica Hochman. My good friend Dr. Jenn Mann taught me about raising kids to have a healthy relationship with food. A big thanks to Dr. Leslie Spiegel, who provided many tips and tricks for raising kids with food allergies. Thank you to the team at Community Pediatrics: Dr.