F A L L 🍂 Inspired over night oats with @beechnutfoods #beechnutpartner
Someone was a little excited to get his hands on them!
Recipe: mix 1/2 jar of Beech-Nut® Naturals Apple and pumpkin purée with a couple tablespoons of vanilla yogurt and a couple tablespoons of oats. Keep it in the fridge for about 20 minutes until the oats soften, & enjoy! #BeechNutPartner
🍭🍩“Help! How should I handle sweets?”
To help answer this multifaceted question, what’s most important is that we keep the big picture in mind. I get the sense that many of you here share my goal, which is to raise a child who trusts their body and values all foods. That they’ll embrace wholesome, nutritious foods the majority of the time but also isn't afraid to indulge and honor their cravings
💥Now how do we do this? By teaching them about balance. When it comes to sweets, I highly encourage you to Implement a sweets policy that works best for your own family. Are you ok with allowing one treat per day? Only on the weekends? 2-3 times a week? Whatever you decide, be consistent with it
Here’s what it looks like for us currently. As I mentioned before, we decided that we wouldn’t introduce sweets until C was at least 2 years of age. Now that he’s 2.5, he’s been enjoying sweets at birthday parties and other social gatherings. However, we’re not giving him anything w/added sugars at home simply bc C isn’t really interested in sweets at the moment. We focus on offering fruits daily and enjoying homemade baked goods or packaged foods 2-3 times/week that are sweetened with fruits only (like the TJ’s Peanut Date Bars)
🙌I’m sure as C continues to grow and becomes more and more interested in candies, cookies, or whatever his friends are into, we’ll need to incorporate them into our mealtime structure. For more details on how to handle sweets and 2 specific strategies you can use to teach them about balancing ALL foods, check out my blog post (click on link in profile @kidfriendly.meals)
Hint: As you can see here, always serve them as a part of a meal or snack, never by themselves. This puts all foods on a level playing field. Sometimes they may be the only things that get eaten and that’s ok. As I always say, just seeing the food counts as exposure so make every one count! ❤️
🍰🥦I’d love to hear from you! How are you striking a balance at the moment?
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