Our babies arrive in this world with pure, untouched bodies. As we begin to feed them solid foods, their bodies use the nutrients to grow rapidly. Most new parents have heard of organic food but may not understand its true importance, especially for babies.
By feeding your baby organic food, you are choosing to nourish him with toxin-free food and to protect him from potential disease. The long-term effects from eating pesticide-sprayed food aren’t known yet, but there’s no need to take chances with your baby’s health when organic products are widely available.
Incorporating organic eating into your lifestyle may demand more thought, time, commitment, and active participation, but your efforts will reward your baby with more taste, vitality, and well-being.
Here are three of our favorite recipes of Anni’s:
My little 2-year-old Bodhi goes nuts for this recipe. It is deliciously savory, and you can mix in any vegetables you like. I prefer to keep this dish simple. The touch of wheat germ delivers an added nutritional boost.
Nobody can resist this guacamole. It’s the one dish that everybody begs me to make for parties. I don’t mind that my kids go bananas for this recipe – the avocado is one of the healthiest fruits in the world, loaded with dietary fiber, vitamins C and K, and potassium. Its fatty acids are great for brain development.
These are not your traditional cupcakes, but they are nonetheless a treat. If you are headed to a birthday party where you know there will be a lot of refined sugars that you want your baby to avoid, bring a few of these. Your baby will still feel part of the special event. These cupcakes are actually packed with protein.
Recipes from Organically Raised: Conscious Cooking for Babies and Toddlers © 2010 by Anni Daulter. Permission granted by Rodale, Inc. Available wherever books are sold.