Jul 16, 2018

WHOLE FOODS NUTRITION FOR MY 15-MONTHS BABY



When Taj started wanting foods early on, and as Taj has moved from pureed foods to mashed foods to finger foods, I have always given him the foods Brock and I eat. We don't sit down to steak and roast veg and feed him fish fingers and potato chips. Taj is a little human. HUMAN. So his nutritional needs are the same a big humans (in fact he needs better nutrition and more nutrients as he is growing at such a phenomenal rate). I'm not talking macros, micros, calories and so on. I'm talking REAL FOOD. He needs real food to thrive just as I do. And that's exactly what I feed him. So after my last blog outlining what and how I started feeding Taj from 6 months of age, I wanted to dive deeper and share what I'm doing with him now that he is almost 15 months young.

I once read that what a pregnant woman eats whilst pregnant has a huge impact on the growing child in terms of their tastebuds during their lifetime (of course we know what mama eats impacts bubba directly for many reasons, but tastebuds was a new thing to me). Essentially I recall this study presenting facts to show that the wider range of TASTES mama eats whilst pregnant will mean bubba is likely to eat a wide range also. When I was pregnant I was sure to eat sweet, salty, bitter, sour, meaty, fermented and so on... and besides being an already wholefood-eating-family, I feel this has made a big impact on the fact that Taj has always been an incredible little eater.

Jun 28, 2018

GOOD OLD FASHIONED BABY FOODS TO NOURISH YOUR CHILD


Before I had Taj I'm sure I had my own ideas and preferences around what I would or would not feed my child. But as I have found, yes feeding a small human is straight forward and simple, but it is also challenging, time consuming, and frustrating at times. In the early days of Taj eating I would so often actually forget about making food for him. I'd cook, sit down in a tired heap, put dinner down for Brock and I, only to look at Taj and think "oh fuck I've got nothing for him!" 😣Which I honestly think is why he is such a good eater now and always has been - because I've always given him what we eat (he has also always been an exceptional breast feeder... no doubt trying to survive if mum forgets to feed him πŸ˜‚)

May 29, 2018

3 SIMPLE FOODS FOR GUT + IMMUNE HEALTH THIS WINTER



These are actually some of my favourite gut healing foods of all time. But I wanted to mention them here especially on the cusp of Winter beginning as it seems to be the time we all jump into health practices again if we've let them slide. So these three can definitely be added back into your routine now as well.
Why amp up your gut now though? Well if you've been living under a rock, you might not know that our gut health is directly linked to our immune health, and Winter is often when our immune health takes a hit and the nasty colds, flu, snotty, drippy noses come in. So as PREVENTION is my jam (and treating issues and illness comes second) I'm gonna share with you all my fav foodie things to boost your immune system, ward off nasties, protect your gut, and improve the health of your entire system all in one! I also recommend increasing your intake of these foods should you happen to come down with anything over Winter. How's that for a win-win-win-win πŸ˜‰

Apr 24, 2018

ANZAC COOKIES. ANZAC STYLE



I was trying to come up with a banging heading of sorts alluding to the fact that these are in no way health-ified as most of my recipes are... "No sugar coating here" (the irony being they're full of the stuff so that didn't really work) was one and then I kinda gave up knowing I'd get nowhere with what would only make me chuckle. So instead, Anzac Cookies. Anzac Style. 

Apr 8, 2018

THE TOP 10 DOTERRA OILS AND HOW TO USE THEM



Since using doTERRA essential oils, as I'm in love with these little gems, naturally (like anything we are interested in) our knowledge of them grows as we want to learn more about them. So it may roll of my tongue when I tell someone all the things I could use Lavender oil for (as an example) but for a newbie (as I once was) it can seem overwhelming trying to remember it all.

So I thought, instead of just listing what you can use particular oils for, I've gone one step further to tell you HOW as well. Think of this as your go-to reference. Print it off even. Whatever gets you USING your oils instead of having them sit there, is what I am here to help you with.

Mar 26, 2018

NOURISH :: GUT HEALING GUMMIES RECIPE



Gummies. Jelly. Jello. Chewy cubes. Whatever you wanna call them, as an adult, these are way more exciting to eat than you may first think. They wobble and jiggle and you kinda have to be on your chewing game or else the slippery suckers can go all over the place in your mouth. They are super fun, super yum, and so damn healing for your gut! I don't know anyone who wouldn't be happy munching on a couple of these each day for their gut health which I why I love them!

Mar 16, 2018

HEALTHY HOME ESSENTIALS FOR WINTER


I know I know. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but whether we like it or not (especially us Queenslanders), Winter will be here June 1st. It's inevitable. So with that in mind, and now with a family of my own, I want to empower you and your family to waltz into winter with wellness under your belt - and avoid the common cold, ferocious flu strains, niggly sore throats, head colds, and all round under-the-weather-ness.

Preventative Health is my passion, and one most people may not quite grasp until it’s too late. An ounce of prevention is worth it’s weight in gold in my books (touch wood, I’ve never once had the flu). 

And I’m inviting YOU to come play with me online this April.

Mar 13, 2018

MY BEST RAW CHOCOLATE RECIPE


Chocoholic? πŸ™‹πŸ½ Who else here eats it every. goddamn. day. I haven't always made my own and probably because for so long I could never get it the way I liked it. But this is pretty damn good. And also amazing with coconut flakes, dried blueberries, goji berries, flaked almonds, you name it! And it takes no time at all!

Feb 27, 2018

NOURISH :: LIVER PUREE RECIPE FOR BABIES


Something most adults turn their noses up at (I’m cool - more for me) ☺️ but would you give it to your children? What about your bubba now eating solids? Yep! LIVER is a POWERHOUSE food forgotten these days, but slowly making a come back in those following a more traditional grandma-eating style 😝 It’s rich in IRON which bubba's need from about 6 months as they no longer get it from mama. It's also high in choline (for brain super powers), cholesterol (which we need for hormone synthesis), arachidonic acid (more brain development), minerals and vitamins - including the tricky-to-obtain B6 and B12! Poultry liver (that is, chicken)also has a great balance of A, D3 and K2!

Feb 3, 2018

MY 2018 INTENTIONS + AN INVITATION FOR YOU


Happy 2018. It's not to late to be throwing those words around yet is it? It's only just February after all. It does always seem that January comes and goes in a flash though doesn't it? It's like a teaser, or a test, so when we get to early Feb we can go holy moley that went fast, and we can regroup, re-evaluate, pivot and change course if need be, and decide to move slower and be more present. Which is also why this year I have decided instead of writing out 2018 Goals + Intentions as one great big grandious 12-month thing - #overwhelm - instead I am writing my intentions month by month (see my Feb intentions here). 

Which is why I want to tell you about what I'm doing at the moment, like right now, and forget about the whole "where I'm going in 2018" thing... coz I've discovered now as a mama to a small child, all we have is NOW. And it's a gift and a blessing to have realised this since having Taj. Well, I mean, I knew it before, but a bubba definitely solidifies it, and you can actually F E E L it, not just intellectualise it!