Iron Supplements. Constipation. Homemade Kale Veggie Crackers. Kale chips have gotten really popular over the past couple years.
My favorite recipe has been Fitnessista’s cool ranch chips, they are ahhhmazing. Lately I’ve been amazed at how much little Ela loves Brad’s Raw Kale Chips. There’s something about a child chomping down on kale chips that makes my heart swell. Now, I’ve never tried Brad’s Raw Kale Chips before, but one look at the ingredient list and I knew I could make them myself and for much cheaper too.
Brad uses buckwheat groats in his chips, but I subbed almond flour instead. You can quickly put together this recipe, especially if you prewash your kale the day before. I couldn’t believe how great these turned out on my first attempt! These will definitely be made regularly in my house. Serves 2-4 Ingredients: Directions: In a food processor, pulse carrots until finely minced.
**I have a feeling this will work just fine in a oven too. Have you ever made Kale Chips before? How to Puree Spinach. Kale and Walnut Pesto. Save to My Recipes Substitute pine nuts for the walnuts if you'd like.
To serve with pasta, stir in ½ cup pasta cooking liquid to the pesto until smooth and toss to coat, or serve as a topping for chicken. Servings: 4 active: 15 minutes total: 15 minutes 1 medium bunch kale, center ribs and stems removed Kosher salt 1 garlic clove, crushed 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan 1/4 cup walnuts, toasted 1/2 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon (or more) fresh lemon juice Freshly ground black pepper Nutritional Information 1 serving contains: Calories (kcal) 380 Fat (g) 36 Saturated Fat (g) 6 Cholesterol (mg) 5 Carbohydrates (g) 12 Dietary Fiber (g) 3 Total Sugars (g) 0 Protein (g) 7 Sodium (mg) 280 View Step-by-Step Directions Blanch kale in a large pot of boiling salted water, about 1 minute.
Prune jello jigglers and other iron foods. I just wanted to thank everybody for their advice on helping my baby get more iron in her diet.
We had our follow-up appointment to check her iron levels today, and we did it! She had a 9.8 six weeks ago, and the doctor wanted to see an 11. Today, she had a 12.2! Woo hoo! I wrote about it on my blog, and I wanted to share my post with you folks here, because it was a very BLW-heavy blog post. So, at Valerie's nine-month check-up, they pricked her toe and tested her iron levels. (If you ever happen to be in this situation, I'll save you a bit of googling. The first thing that hit me when I was doing my reading was how many iron-rich foods are associated with the opposite of constipation. All the more resolved not to give my baby iron supplements, we set to work on making sure her diet was as iron-dense as possible. A few tips and tricks for parents who might want to iron-load their babies' diets:-Make sure you give your baby a mix of heme and non-heme iron, to increase absorption.
Iron Requirements and High Iron Foods. Ever wonder why so many cereals and infant formulas are fortified with iron?
Iron is a nutrient that's needed to make hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying component of red blood cells (RBCs). Red blood cells circulate throughout the body to deliver oxygen to all its cells. Without enough iron, the body can't make enough RBCs, and tissues and organs won't get the oxygen they need. So it's important for kids and teens to get enough iron in their daily diets. How Much Iron Do Kids Need? Kids require different amounts of iron at various ages and stages. Infants who breastfeed tend to get enough iron from their mothers until 4-6 months of age, when iron-fortified cereal is usually introduced (although breastfeeding moms should continue to take prenatal vitamins).
What's Iron Deficiency? Iron deficiency (when the body's iron stores are becoming depleted) can be a problem for some kids, particularly toddlers and teens (especially girls who have very heavy periods).