5 Ways to Manage Food Allergies
February 18th, 2014 by Colleen Hurley, RD, Certified Kid’s Nutrition Specialist
Anyone with a food allergy or a child with food allergies can attest to the fact that managing food allergies is no easy task. There is hope, however, and getting a handle on those allergies makes life a lot easier. Before you know it, you will be a food allergy pro. Here are 5 ways to manage food allergies:
5 Ways to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues
January 8th, 2014 by Colleen Hurley, RD, Certified Kid’s Nutrition Specialist
If you are wondering how the holidays flew by so fast, you are not alone. It seems months of anticipation build up only for the few short weeks of the holiday season-only to disappear so quickly. When it comes to kids whose calendars pass by days until the next holiday, parents quickly begin to hear the phrase “I’m bored” with those remaining days of winter. Here are some ways to combat the post- holiday blues:
Creating Healthy Holiday Treats for Kids
December 18th, 2013 by Colleen Hurley, RD, Certified Kid’s Nutrition Specialist
There is nothing like the smell of goodies baking in the oven during the holidays. Cooking with your kids can evoke your own childhood memories while in turn passing that memory onto your kids creating lasting traditions. Some of those recipes, however, may not be as healthy as you eat now or may not be suitable for a child with food allergies. There’s no reason you can’t rework those recipes to keep all the fun and memories, so to get you started here is a guide to healthier holiday treats for kids:
6 Ways to Get Through the Holidays with Food Allergies
December 7th, 2013 by Colleen Hurley, RD, Certified Kid’s Nutrition Specialist
The holiday season is officially here, with lots of parties at school, family, friends, and neighbors’ houses. Of course these are joyful times but they can also add extra stress if you or child suffers from food allergies. Even having out of town guests in your home can be tricky because grandma doesn’t always know that her grandchild cannot have that scoop of ice cream or piece of cake. Here are 6 simple ways to get through the holiday season with food allergies:
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Product Insights with Michael McConnell and Kelly McConnell of Prince Lionheart
November 21st, 2013 by Colleen Hurley, RD, Certified Kid’s Nutrition Specialist
The endless options for baby products can leave parents scratching their heads. Our friends over at eNannySource, who specialize in finding the perfect match of nanny and family, sat down with some experts on baby products.
A Healthier Halloween
October 31st, 2013 by Colleen Hurley, RD, Certified Kid’s Nutrition Specialist
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.
Gluten Free Recipe #5: Ants on a Log
October 15th, 2013 by Colleen Hurley, RD, Certified Kid’s Nutrition Specialist
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!
Gluten Free Recipe #4: Mum Mum’s ‘Pops’
October 14th, 2013 by Colleen Hurley, RD, Certified Kid’s Nutrition Specialist
We are wrapping up our recipe week with our two final recipes. Today’s recipe is yet another fun, creative twist for Mum Mum’s created by a very clever mum.
Gluten Free Recipe #3: Banana Crunch
October 10th, 2013 by Colleen Hurley, RD, Certified Kid’s Nutrition Specialist
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 ripe banana
· 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
Gluten Free Recipe #2: Iron Rich Bean Dip
October 8th, 2013 by Colleen Hurley, RD, Certified Kid’s Nutrition Specialist
We are rolling out our fan-created recipes this week and started with our first recipe, Green Beans a la Mum Mum’s. Today brings recipe #2, our Iron Rich Bean Dip.