Happy Autumn Equinox! Today the day is equally long as the night. There is a balance between light and dark. A great way to honor the first day of Autumn is to do something that grounds you. Cooking is a perfect way to get more grounded and in touch with nature and the changing seasons.
Omega-3s are such an important nutrient for all stages of life. They play a crucial role during pregnancy, and are necessary for infants and small children in order for them to develop correctly. Omega-3s also have many benefits for people in later stages of life. They help keep us on the bright side of life, as they help combat depression.
If you’re about to host a party and wonder what to serve, here are a few ideas that can come in handy. Oh, and there’s chocolate cake!
As a nutritionist my interest in offering healthy food for children of course grew with my daughter. And so, I dug deeper in learning about how to offer nutritious foods that young children will eat. My daughter was not only cooperative and very willing to help with cooking, but she also started showing a growing interest in food as we created our little daily routine of cooking together. She would “slice” veggies with her children’s knife, or rinse the salad; she would mix the bowl and add some spices to a curry. It is always fun and further fosters our bonding.
It is key to lay the right foundation and relationship with food from an early age. Our children will quickly learn to gravitate towards healthier food and choose it when we serve it at home, because they will have established a positive connection with it. I am not saying they won’t like sweets (let’s be real), but it is much easier to keep a healthy balance without difficulties.
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