Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You. Happy Birthday, Dear Happy Meal, Happy Birthday to You! I know it's hard to ...
Following are several TV appearances for Baby Bites™ author Nonna Joann Bruso. Nonna Joann speaks about picky eaters, preparing healthy family ...
Take The Baby Bites Quiz Find out how proficient you are at promoting picky eating in your prodigy. If your offspring is ...
Picky eating is a prevailing concern for parents and rightly so. We have more picky eaters than every before. Depending ...
Children are experts at parent manipulation. If you have a picky eater, you know firsthand how frustrating it can be ...
Exasperated, frustrated, and well-meaning parents actually make their child’s picky eating worse. It’s no wonder. Much of the advice concerning ...
I didn't see the wisdom of a well-stocked pantry until we moved to the country over 30 years ago. At ...
Have a Picky Eater? Put him/her to work in the kitchen! Multi-sensory learning is vital for older picky eaters. Transforming the grade school child, who as developed poor eating habits and who’s resistant to eating nutritious foods, into a healthy eater requires incorporating all his/her senses. Most parents involve their kids in making desserts, but [...]
The Poisoned Apple
Then the Queen went to a secret chamber and concocted a poisoned apple. On the outside it looked delicious, but inside it was deadly. The Queen disguised herself as a farmer’s wife, returned to the dwarfs’ cottage, and knocked on the door. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs The poisoned apple looked delicious, rosy red [...]
Spinach, Mushroom & Bean Casserole
They say “Necessity is the mother of invention.” I say, “Necessity is the mother of a new recipe.” The other night I was looking for something to make for dinner. I have gone to my “go-to favorites” too often and was trying to think of something new and different. I looked in my frig and [...]
Natural Food Painkillers
Natural Food Painkillers Try a natural food painkiller before reaching for a drug. You’ll find most of these items right in your kitchen: Apple Cider Vinegar (1 tablespoon mixed with 8 ounces water before meals for heartburn and digestion) Blueberries (bladder / urinary tract infections – 1 cup daily) Cloves (chewed gently for toothache and [...]
Stews are similar to soups, although stews generally have less liquid than soup. A stew is a combination of solid food ingredients which have been cooked in liquid. Ingredients in a stew can include vegetables (such as carrots, potatoes, beans, peppers, potatoes and tomatoes, etc.), meat, especially tougher meats suitable for slow-cooking. Poultry and seafood [...]
My Little Happy Meal Turns Four
Another Birthday I couldn’t help myself. I took another birthday picture of my little Happy Meal. He turns four on March 3. Lots has changed in four years, even if my Happy Meal has not. When the little guy was only one, his year old birthday photo and blog caused quite a stir on the [...]
Whole Wheat Honey Banana Bread
With our springtime snowstorm, I’m in the mood for baking. I haven’t made Banana Bread is quite some time. I thought I’d try a new recipe: one that uses coconut oil and whole wheat flour. I’ve never made banana bread with cinnamon, but it really gave this bread a nice flavor. Whole Wheat Honey Banana [...]
Get Organized Let’s face it, cooking meals can be time-consuming. Even if you love to cook like me, it takes planning and time to prepare wholesome meals. You will be more efficient in the kitchen, when your kitchen is well organized. Make sure every item in your kitchen has earned its right to take up [...]
Sweet Potato Soup
Sweet Potatoes are rich in complex carbohydrates, fiber, beta carotene (vitamin A) protecting against cancer and heart disease, vitamins C and B6. Compared to other vegetables, sweet potatoes rank highest in nutritional value of vitamins A and C, iron, and calcium. They a wonderful source of soluble fiber which soaks up cholesterol. The darker orange flesh have [...]
Sugar Is Addictive
Reduce Sugars In Your Kid’s Diet Today, people eat one hundred and fifty pounds of sugar in a year. That’s two-and-a-half pounds of sugar each week! Eliminating (or at least drastically reducing) sugars from your picky child’s diet is essential. For the child who’s not eating a healthy variety of foods, this one adjustment will open [...]
Sugar and Inflammation
Americans consume between 100 and 180 pounds of sugar each year. Only about 29 pounds is directly from the sugar bowl while the rest comes from foods and drinks. Sugar comes in many forms: refined white sugar, brown sugar, raw sugar, HFCS (high fructose corn syrup), malt syrup, sucrose, fructose, dextrose, molasses, fruit juice concentrate [...]