Giovanna is six months old today. Time does fly. I think a love letter from myself to my daughter is in order. Stay tuned for that one. We plan to begin feeding her solids after her six month doctor’s appointment on Monday. Any first feeding tips from veteran mamas? Please?
In the meantime, I’ve let her taste organic fruits (by taste, I mean suck) and she loves to practice sitting in her new highchair while throwing her toys on the ground.
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On to Tuesday Food Day. The simple peanut butter sandwich is quite underrated. Easy. Scrumptious. Kids love ’em. Vegan. Good source of fiber. Follow these tips to revolutionize your PB&J and maximize its nutritional value:
- Start with freshly baked whole grain organic bread. I buy mine at the farmer’s market.
- Invest in unsalted organic peanut butter with no additives or preservatives. You’ll be surprised by how much better it tastes. Jiffy = BAD.
- In the summer when fresh berries are plentiful, use these rather than jam or jelly. Infinitely more nutritious and delicious.
- If you (or your kids) like extra sweetness, spread a thin layer of raw organic honey between the peanut butter and the berries.
- Raw unsalted almond butter is a great alternative if you’re sick of peanut butter. If that’s possible.
- Toast the sandwich on a panini grill or in a toaster oven.
- For extra decadence, sprinkle the outside with olive oil before you toast.