I am often asked what me and my family eat for breakfast. Most people think that the only option available to us “low carbers” is eggs, eggs and more eggs. Sometimes bacon! And, yes, eggs do satisfy us many a morning. Which is probably because they are filled with healthy protein, fat and nutrients. But the one thing many people don’t realise is that there are so many different ways to use them, including in these low carb strawberry pancake cups!
I remember the phone call well. I was speaking to a close friend I hadn’t seen for some time. It was a couple of weeks after finding out I was pregnant. I just couldnt keep the news to myself any longer so I spilled the beans – full of excitement about what was to come.
She was thrilled and ushered the usual “congratulations” and “you’re going to be a great mom”. But then she said something that I had not given much thought to. She said: “Oh no… your body! It will never be the same again!”
Starting solids with your baby can be quite a stressful time. There are so many opinions available from your family, other moms, your paediatrician, and the internet – that you can’t decide who to go with. On top of that, you may find that your little one is a fussy eater. Your mom may maintain wholeheartedly that your favourite food when you were a baby was banana, your growing baby on the other hand, prefers to spit any spoonful of the mooshed fruit all over your new clothes (that actually happened to me).
Starting solids with your baby can be equated to trying to get a dog to write his own name… in Mandarin… with a calligraphy pen. Quite frankly, it’s not easy. There are just so many things to consider, like: when to start, how much to give your baby, which foods to give, which foods are potentially allergenic and how to introduce them. The list of questions go on.
Here are a few guidelines that will help you get started, and hopefully these can clear up the fog of questions, to allow you to enjoy this momentous time for your baby.
Yes, I know this may spark a bit of controversy. It’s probably a headline that you wouldn’t necessarily expect from a site that professes to be all about unprocessed foods for our kids. How could I possibly say that “breast may not be best”?But…
Who knew that cauliflower could have so many uses and taste so delicious. The Low Carb lifestyle has really brought cauliflower to the foreground as one of the most used veggies in the kitchen. And this Low Carb Cheesy Cauliflower Bacon Bread recipe is now one of my favourite ways to eat cauliflower. Truth be told, it might have something to do with the cheese and bacon… 😉
Just as I fell pregnant, a whole new topic of conversation opened up for me as I began to hear from people around me about their pregnancies, and a lot about their “horror stories”. You know the ones, where they describe how swollen their feet and ankles were that they went up two shoe sizes! Stories about heartburn that literally debilitated them to the point that they could not function any more. I even heard a few stories from the husbands who were “attacked” by their crazed wives demanding chocolate and ice-cream at 3 ‘O clock in the morning. I have to admit it all made me quite anxious about what was in store over the next 9 months!