Investing the time to cook for your baby

Investing the time to cook for your baby

People always ask me for the quickest recipes and the fastest solutions to cooking for the their families because our lives are busy. I get that, but plain and simple, it does take time to cook for your baby.

I know its hard to make the time, but I also know that the investment you make now is critical to the overall nutritional development of your child and although it does take some time to prepare fresh food, simple tasty recipes can be turned out pretty quick.

Just like you and I babies care about taste and want what we want, the good stuff! This desire is more than just a want, its also critical to the development of your child. When you start them out with seasonal foods that you hand prepare with your love, you not only give them what their bodies need at the right time of year, but you feed their souls as well.

Instead of buying a jar of baby food pears for example, peel one; cut it and throw in the steamer for about 5 minutes, hit puree on your blender and boom you have fresh baby food! Sure, this may not be as easy as just opening a jar, but the effects are lasting.

This country has the highest obesity rates in the world and it’s because we start off our children with processed foods and the snowball continues from there. Nutrition is the key to healthy children and we need to start from the very beginning. So although it does take some time to prepare, making the effort is well worth the end results!

Anni Daulter, MSW

Anni is an eco-mama, cook, advocate of sustainable living and author of several books including The Organic Family Cookbook.

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