My little guy needed some virus-kicking nutrients, and fast!
So, out came my fave Canadian baby food cookbook.
The Health Nutty Pick of the Week?
Sprout Right, by Lianne Phillipson-Webb, Registered Nutritionist
It's not just her recipes that are great, it's the awesome info she's written for us.
Trying to conceive? Already pregnant? Have a newborn or toddler? This book is for you.
Half of the book is devoted to pre-conception, pregnancy, new-mom's, and baby to toddler nutrition. In the second half, Phillipson-Webb shares some delicious, creative, nutritious recipes (from 6-12 months and beyond).
Lianne gives a great guideline for healthy development, and tips on giving your little ones the proper nutrients for an "einstein brain." She will give you a great understanding for the benefits of probiotics, boosting immunity, and breastfeeding.
With the author's permission, I would love to share the recipe that saved the day! Oliver loved this dish, specific to 9-12 month old babies. Peace out cold!
(Sprout Right, Lianne Phillipson-Webb, Penguin Books, 2010)This dish is incredibly popular. Vitamin C in the apples and turnip or rutabaga helps the absorption of iron from the raisins, and garlic is an incredible immune booster. A parent told me that she served this with Thanksgiving dinner and everyone loved it!2 apples, peeled and chopped into cubes 21 large turnip or medium rutabaga, peeled and chopped into small cubes 11 parsnip, peeled and chopped into small cubes 11 carrot, peeled and chopped into small cubes 11 clove garlic, chopped 12 tbsp raisins 30 mL1½ cups water 375 mL1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan.2. Simmer for 30 to 40 minutes or until tender, adding extra water if necessary. Purée to desired consistency. Makes about 2¼ cups (550 mL).Nutritional InformationA good source of vitamin C, fibre, calcium, potassium, and iron.
More from Sprout Right: Baby's First Birthday Cake (gluten-free), homemade Almond Milk, Apple Butter Dip, Veggie Pesto Pizza and so many more!
Pick up this awesome cookbook from amazon.ca, HERE!
See more from the amazing Lianne Phillipson-Webb, at her website: www.sproutright.com