Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Health Nutty Pick of the Week: Sprout Right

Having a sick baby is never fun. It's even worse when you're on vacation.

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!

                        Immune-Boosting Purée
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!

apples, peeled and chopped into cubes 2
1 large turnip or medium rutabaga, peeled and chopped into small cubes 1
parsnip, peeled and chopped into small cubes   1
carrot, peeled and chopped into small cubes   1
clove garlic, chopped 1
2 tbsp  raisins 30 mL
1½        cups water 375 mL

1. 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 Information
A good source of vitamin C, fibre, calcium, potassium, and iron. 
(Sprout Right, Lianne Phillipson-Webb,  Penguin Books, 2010)

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, HERE!  

See more from the amazing Lianne Phillipson-Webb, at her website:

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