It seems like a small moment ago, I was crafting my first baby food purees for my little sprout and introducing him into solids. So much has happened since then. My baby is now a toddler and is eating all sorts of things, exploring the world around him with so much intensity oftentimes leaving his Mama in the dust!
I realized I had 2 choices: 1) I could allow this to happen and fuel myself with coffee to try and keep up or 2) Take Charge and make a few changes to give me more energy
I decided despite my initial reluctance I would wean myself off of coffee for a while and look for other methods to boost my energy, mainly to:
increase regular physical activity,
drink more water
AND eat lower on the food chain! Follow along with me as I embark on this journey. I will share some of stumbling blocks along the way.
A few nights ago, as my son slept in his crib, I decided to indulge in a little self-care and gave myself a pedicure. This is no easy feat as up until recently my sweet pea was not sleeping through the night. My poor toes were in dire need of some attention and with sandal season well underway I knew it was time for me to oblige. Read More
A few months ago I had the pleasure of presenting to a lively group of Spanish-speaking Mommies at Maternal Child Health Access in downtown Los Angeles. I love being bilingual and enjoy putting my Spanish language skills to work by sharing advice with Mommies on healthy living for them and their family.
Our presentation was well attended and I enjoyed having an engaged audience. We shared experiences, recipes and ended our session with a little food demonstration: how to make apple sauce. One mom proudly related to the recipe and said she would not only be making apple sauce for her little one but her teenager who is on the track team and always returns home with a voracious appetite. To that, I suggested she swirl some plain, Greek yogurt with it for the protein punch.
We love working out in the community and meeting new Moms. If you see us, please say Hi! 🙂
Starting on March 11, 2015 I will be presenting a workshop series focusing on making your own baby food in Burbank! During this workshop I help you embark on this fun milestone in your baby’s development. I will show you how to introduce solid foods for baby and will guide you in a hands-on workshop where you will walk away with some great information and freshly made baby food with recipes to match! For more info check out my Workshops Flyer.
As a Registered Dietitian that focuses on public health, I am a strong advocate for prevention, I understand how early exposures to foods and flavors can significantly impact the developing palate of a young child. In fact, there is some research demonstrating the impact of maternal diet and its influence on the flavors and preferences for the developing fetus and developing child. Setting a strong foundation for healthfully prepared foods which are lower in sugar and salt can help children make better choices as they grow.
As a new Mom as soon as i began introducing solids to my baby, I worried about all of the additives in processed food and jars in the grocery aisles. I read articles such as this and this. And decided to make my own baby food…
I am very excited to welcome the Fall season with a delightful workshop for young children and their parents.
Please join me this coming Friday, October 24, 2014 at the Mid-Valley Public Library for a hands-on workshop focusing on seasonal healthy snacks and fun.
We will make a healthy snack, dance a little tune and have a delightful time. Check out the Workshop flyer
Update: The Workshop was a success. A total of 16 parents and their children joined me for some Halloween fun. Here are a few pictures from the event. Recipes and ideas will be posted on the resources page
To my followers, I am very excited to be participating in a twitter chat focusing on back to School tips for parents. For more info, please visit:
— First 5 Sacramento (@First5Sac) August 25, 2014