The Magic of a Sweet Potato Puree

Moms, baked sweet potatoes are so easy to make, and make the best first food to puree for your baby. They are inexpensive, rich in vitamins and minerals (such as vitamins A and C, beta-carotene, potassium, copper, and manganese). They are a great source of fiber, they taste good, and Fall is right around the corner […]

Pregnancy Nutrition Guide

The right balance of vitamins and minerals are essential for every soon-to-be mommy – and not to mention her growing baby! Feed yourself right by including a varied diet rich in whole foods, including fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. If you need a hand, check out this handy guide that outlines all the vital nutrition […]

Do You Know Your ABCs: Vitamin C

I C you’re staying healthy this flu season! As we head full force into cold and flu season it is a great time of year to continue our journey into the wonderful world of Vitamins with a discussion about Vitamin C. Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is easily excreted […]

Do You Know Your ABCs: Vitamin B

Unlike Vitamin A, the B Vitamins are actually a group (or a complex) of 8 vitamins. Also unlike Vitamin A, B Vitamins are water-soluble, not fat-soluble. This means that our body does not store them, but rather excretes them in the urine when taken in doses higher than needed (this is why you’re your urine […]

Do you Know Your ABCs: Vitamin A

Starting at the beginning of the alphabet, we will discuss Vitamin A. As one of the four fat-soluble vitamins, it requires fat in our diet in order to be absorbed by the body. It also provides antioxidants that help protect little bodies from developing chronic diseases. Vitamin A plays an important role in eyesight, skin, growth […]

Do You Know Your ABC’s?

Do you know your ABC’s? Of Vitamins, that is! It seems as if everywhere we turn lately—whether looking at parenting magazines, books, newspapers, or blogs; postings on Facebook or Twitter; whether we are speaking with friends, a doctor, or a complete stranger; even when pulling out a cereal box—we are bombarded with messages about vitamins. […]