As both a mother of two little girls and a scientist, I know that one of the most important ways we can care for our babies is by feeding them the proper foods at each developmental stage. These precious months are the key time to support a baby’s development with proper nutrition. By doing so, you can help them to not only stay well (we all know that there is nothing fun about a baby or toddler with a cold or virus!) but also develop taste preferences and food intake habits that they will carry with them throughout their life.
One of my favorite recipes to feed a growing baby is Green Risotto. This is a shortcut, creamy risotto-like dish that’s packed with spinach (and vitamin K) and extra kid-friendly. Though this dish was made with a 22-month-old in mind, Green Risotto is something the whole family can enjoy! Pass extra Parmesan on the side!
An excerpt from “What to Feed Your Baby & Toddler” by Nicole M. Avena, PhD, available for presale now and in stores on May 8, 2018. The book is available on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/2FpMgMu