Costumes are ready, kids are excited- it’s Halloween! Yet, to a health conscious parent, the idea of passing out gobs of candy to little ones is a bit unsettling. So how you can treat without getting tricked? Here are some ways to have a healthy Halloween that are sure to bring a smile to even the spookiest ghost or goblin ringing your doorbell. (more…)
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Our fifth and final recipe, Ants on a Log, is yet another fan-submitted, creative variation on an old stand-by recipe. Be on the lookout for these recipe cards inside your box of Baby Mum Mum’s which also include some additional useful feeding tips. We’ll have the next 5 recipes out near the holidays so stay tuned for updates!
Our fan-created recipes 1 and 2 (an Iron Rich Bean Dip) have been posted; now we are onto our third- Banana Crunch. This makes great healthy snack for your little ones with lots of room for creativity with your family’s favorite fresh fruit.
Recipe #3: Banana Crunch
Add a little crunch to help increase a variety of textures with your little ones. You can cut the banana in half or serve in slices. Feel free to use other fruit too!
· 1 packet Baby Mum Mum’s, any flavor
Use a rolling pin to lightly roll over or hand crush the packet of Mum Mum’s to crumble. Pour onto a plate or flat surface, and roll a peeled banana in the Baby Mum Mum’s to coat (you can let your child do this help increase motor skills!) You can also boost the nutrient profile by spreading nut butters on the banana first or other fruit like strawberries, apple, or pear slices. Bananas and mangoes work great without a nut butter, but other fruit will need a little bit to help the ‘crunch’ stay on.
Fun Flavor Combinations:
Mango spears + Banana Mum Mum’s
Whole strawberry + almond butter + Strawberry Mum Mum’s
Apple slices + peanut butter + Original Mum Mum’s
Pear slices + sunflower seed butter + Strawberry Mum Mum’s
Parent Checklist: 1. Bananas provide an excellent source of potassium
2. All fruit provides a great source of vitamin C
3. A source dietary fiber
While Mum Mum’s are wonderful teething biscuit, their versatility doesn’t stop there. Thanks to our wonderful fans, we were both delighted and enlightened to hear how many mum’s use Mum Mum’s for snacks, dips, and in some tasty recipes. Thanks to all of you, we’ve created recipe cards now included in each box of Mum Mum’s with the top 10 original recipes submitted by our fans.
All cards include a feeding tip and a fun fact about infant and toddler feeding provided by our own registered dietitian. The first 5 recipes are already out and about in Mum Mum’s boxes with the next 5 coming soon – just in time for those holiday parties. In case you’ve missed them, we’ll be sharing these clever, delicious recipes with you all this week!
Recipe 1: Green Beans a la Mum Mum’s
This recipe is based on an old family classic and is a great way for babies to get Vitamin C, fiber, and protein all in one dish. Mum Mum’s provide a quick, easy breadcrumb substitute.
- 1 pound fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 packs of Original Baby Mum Mum’s
- 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
Combine green beans and 1/2 cup water in a medium pot and bring to boil. Reduce heat slightly and let beans cook to desired texture (about 8- 10 minutes) and drain well. Use a rolling pin to roll over the packs of Mum Mum’s to create ‘bread crumbs’. Place beans in a medium serving bowl, and mix in the Mum Mum’s, olive oil, garlic powder, oregano and basil and toss until the beans are coated. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, and serve.
Parent Checklist: 1. Excellent Source of Vitamin C
2. Good source of fiber
3. Contains omega-3 fatty acids
Fall has fallen and school days are back in full swing. Whether it be packing a lunch, an after school snack, or sending your little one to daycare with a meal in tow; the midday meal should be tasty and pack a nutritional punch to help fuel those developing brains during the day. Lunch is an important meal for kids and the days of plain sandwiches are long gone. Start by using your A, B, C’s as a guideline to help you pack a healthy school lunch: (more…)
One of the best parts of summer, for produce lovers everywhere, is the abundance of fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruits. It is also the time for lots of picnics and barbecues; requiring a whole new set of recipes. This month’s gluten free recipe features a quinoa tabouli, a versatile nutrient dense side dish great for any summertime venue. (more…)
Fruits and vegetables are part of a healthy diet and we now know the earlier you start giving your kids vegetables- the better their long term health. Many parents are aware, however, kids don’t always want to eat their veggies. This month’s gluten free recipe takes a less obvious approach and that is sneaking vegetables into a recipe for those kids who will eat veggies- only if they can’t see them. Plus, it utilizes some peak produce popping into season over these summer months in a gluten free, veggie rich tomato sauce. (more…)