Probiotics can be beneficial for some babies and children, but they are not necessary for all. Probiotics are live microorganisms that may provide health benefits when consumed in adequate amounts under certain circumstances. They can help maintain a balanced gut flora, support digestion and the immune system. Although there is seemingly no harm is taking probiotics to support overall health, they can be quite expensive so it can be helpful to assess the current research that we have, to help you decide whether or not they are something you feel you want to invest in.
Offering your children a varied diet is important for nutrient diversity to help meet their nutritional needs and help them explore and accept a wide range of foods. Sometimes, thinking of different healthy snack options can be difficult and often some families reach for pre-packaged shop bought kids snacks which aren’t always the healthiest option. Don’t get me wrong – as a Mum I have definitely bought snacks on the go and little kiddie biscuits but for the most part, I think its important to provide nutrient dense whole foods where possible. Here are some healthy snack ideas for your kids.
Although I have a variety of healthy family recipes on here, I thought I would round up 5 wholesome meals that could see you through your week whether it be lunches or dinners! These are some of our regular go-to’s when it comes to healthy family recipes. We are predominantly plant based so these recipes will reflect that but you can always sub certain ingredients to better suit you and your family!
Eating a healthy diet is essential for optimal health, growth and development. Eating a nutrient rich diet during childhood helps to reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases later on in life including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and cancer.
It is widely understood and promoted that a child’s diet should include a diverse amount of different foods to nurture their growth and development. Diversity in a child’s diet also helps to ensure that your child gets all of the nutrients that they require.
Iron a key micronutrient and mineral responsible for various bodily processes such as transporting oxygen, formation of red blood cells, protein synthesis and muscle metabolism. It occurs in two forms in our body, ferrous (Fe2+) form in our cells and ferric (Fe3+) form out of our cells