With the push in most places towards healthier, organic, and homemade diets coupled with the fact that many children are...
With the push in most places towards healthier, organic, and homemade diets coupled with the fact that many children are now overweight at such a young age choosing foods can seem rough. However, not all packaged foods are bad for your baby. Sometimes, when you're super busy you start thinking, "It would be so easy to give my baby something I didn't have to make." Then you start thinking, "I'm not a great mama." Not true. Packaged foods some of the time can make your life easier and allow you more time with your little and there's nothing bad about that. The trick is to choose healthy and read labels. What to avoid:
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Additives -- usually the worst additives are simple to spot because they say things like yellow #5 or red #40 and so fourth.
  • Hydrogenated oils known as trans fat.
baby-puffs.gifSome smart choices for baby and toddler snacks and meals: Apple Cinnamon Teddy Puffs from Healthy Times. Healthy Times meals in great flavors like Aloha Mango Chicken, Grandma's Turkey Dinner, Little Veggie Stew, and more. Cereal Bars and Organic Whole Grain Wheat Semolina Pastina from Earth's Best.  Goodies Organic Spicy Stars and Apple & Berries Fruit Pots from Organix. goodiesorgspicystarsthumb.jpg YoBaby smoothies and yogurt cups from Stonyfield Farm. yobaby_group_.jpg allstarscan.gifAnnie's canned pastas. Some of these foods are so good you'll want to eat them -- try to share with your little ones.   Remember quick foods can be healthy too. There's always raisins, organic soft granola bars and in a pinch cold or warm cereal can always make a healthy dinner when paired with soft peaches or applesauce. Just read your labels and even with quick foods your kids can eat and be healthy.

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