Saturday, March 8, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
I am so lucky to have received some swag from Brad's Raw! They sent me their famous kale chips to try in two flavors, Naked and Vampire Killer.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
My 11 month old is teething pretty bad right now. She has 6 teeth and a bunch more on the way. Teething pain can cause some other issues in babies including excessive drooling, rash, fever, fussiness, problems eating, and problems sleeping. My little angel has been refusing to eat her baby food, although she nurses and eats baby puffs just fine. I was getting through meals with lots of distraction tactics but this morning after a few bites she just gave up. She was hitting the sides of her face after bites, so I needed a solution to get her to eat her meals as well as ease her teething pain. So I took her food, oatmeal, fresh avocado mash, and other fruits, and put it in the blender with juice and water. I made her a baby smoothie! I put her smoothie in a sippy cup and she drank some, then played for a bit. So while she was playing I refrigerated her smoothie and it got nice and cold. After she was done playing, I offered her the smoothie and she drank the rest! I think the coolness also helped her teething pain because she seemed to enjoy it. I've been really chowing down on breast milk boosting foods in order to keep my supply plentiful since she's wanting to nurse more. I also noticed that she is happier eating her solid food when she wakes up from a nap and is refreshed, so I've been feeding her during those times. But I'm glad I figured out a way to get her to eat her meals when she's just too uncomfortable to chew. The idea of baby smoothies just popped into my head when we had trouble with breakfast and I'm very relieved that it worked! I'm definitely going to get creative with them and also add some Nancy's Cultured Soy yogurt since it's her favorite. Smoothies are a nice alternative for those rare instances when a baby just won't eat her baby food, and puts us moms to ease knowing that they are getting all of their daily calories and nutrition.
What are your teething stories with your little one? Did they ever refuse to eat and what did you do?
Monday, February 24, 2014
Naturade was nice enough to send me some VeganSmart to try. And as a technicality, I must disclose that I am only paid in VeganSmart sample packets, and no other green stuff. As you can see from my picture, the packaging is a lot more hip looking than their Pea Protein packets. You can get VeganSmart in Vanilla, Chocolate, and Chai flavors. In my opinion, Naturade is like the better version of Vega protein powder, and I'm not just saying that because Vega hasn't sent me any samples, I say that because VeganSmart is cheaper to buy, and it tastes better than Vega.