RANT: Free Baby Food!

Pip Spinach smoothie

If you had asked me 5 years ago whether I’d be making my own baby food, I woulda’ thought you Nutzo!

A) because I didn’t have a baby 5 years ago and

B) because who the heck makes their own baby food?

Actually a lot of people…and it’s easier than you think, especially when you make something healthy that you yourself would eat and feed it to your baby? Novel concept, huh?

And it’s especially easy when it’s a smoothie… just drip a few dollops in your baby’s bowl, in between your gulps of goodness.

Whipping up a green smoothie is a super sneaky way to get your baby’s ‘veggies on’. Remember spinach is a great source of iron and has NO TASTE when added to smoothies.  And homemade smoothies are a helluva lot better than cold peas. Eeegghhhk.

Great smoothie recipes for you and your bebe:

Spinach & Cantaloupe Smoothie

Oatmeal Smoothie (if nut allergy, substitute water for almond milk)

Apple-licious Smoothie

Peach and Carrot Juice Smoothie

***REMEMBER TO NEVER SWEETEN SMOOTHIES WITH HONEY IF FEEDING A LESS THAN 12 MONTH OLD!***

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Madeleine Vanstory attended Duke University and began her post-graduate journey at The Elaine Clark Center working with special needs children. She went on to work as a Clinical Research Scientist running clinical trials for the CDC and developing medical devices for Welsh Allen, Abbot Labs, Roche and Johnson & Jonhson Her work included non-invansive cervical cancer detection, continuous diabetic glucose monitoring, non-harmful infant bilirubin level detection and studying Vitamin C's anti-aging effects on the skin. Madeleine attended Medical school at The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro NC. Dr. Madeleine Vanstory is a board certified Family Physician who has practiced all over the world. She has lead medical missions in Kenya and Honduras. She has participated with Operation Smile in Russia, she has patients in North Carolina, Maine, Oregon and New Zealand. Dr. Vanstory has worked the medical tents in the Marine Corps marathon in Washington DC and at the Kona Ironman World Championships. And Dr. Vanstory has marched with the Surgeon General promoting "Exercise is Medicine" at the World Congress Sports Medicine Conference. Disillusioned by the current health care system and armed with the realization that culture, nutrition and emotional well-being have a profound impact on health, Dr. Vanstory now motivates clients and patients to discover the healthiest versions of themselves through humor, counseling in her "Upgrade Your Health" Wellness Program.

3 thoughts on “RANT: Free Baby Food!

  1. Oh too cute! I was just going to email you as we are coming out to Portland August 19-25. Are you there? I must insist on a viewing of darling Pip (and of course you and Tommy) if only for a few minutes. Of course we would love to take you out to lunch/dinner/etc but I realize that may be hard.

    Really missing you this summer – even Robin has only been by a few times. All is well in London too. Joseph is a total charmer.

    Lots of love Jane

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