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Moms Against Picky Eaters: UNITE!

Before becoming a parent, I always said my child would always eat what I put in front of him and I would not have “picky eaters”. I was a nanny to a lot of kids who would ONLY eat Mac n Cheese or Peanut Butter sandwiches. I am sad to say that I scoffed at the parents thinking this was ALL THEIR FAULT! Now, the idea that I scoffed at ANY parent while an early twenty something WITHOUT kids is just hilarious. I mean, come on!! But I had the idea that if you introduce healthy foods to them early enough, they will learn to like. And it was only on the parent that the kiddos weren’t eating broccoli and salmon for dinner. Boy, was I wrong! Avocados proved my failed hypothesis on the first day of solid foods with Ezra… FIRST DAY!!! And so the journey with my picky eater began. Here’s another thing I didn’t take into consideration: how absolutely impossible it was to give my child a “bit of everything” in those first early stages of food introduction. It was hard enough getting him to be interested in solid foods, but trying to plan each meal so that he was being introduced to every type of food seemed like a huge mountain to scale.

SO! Here is why you should care: Allergies developed as children are becoming more common. Since 77% of people with a food allergy are allergic to something other than peanuts, feeding your child a variety of foods is important. However, this can be difficult to do especially with picky eaters like Ezra. But now there is an easy solution: SpoonfulOne, a daily food mix-in that reduces food allergy risk by training your little one’s system with the foods responsible for most food allergies. Ex: egg, peanut, milk, soy, tree nuts, shellfish, etc. And giving your babes a little bit of everything couldn’t be easier with SpoonfulOne! It’s complete and convenient and comes in proportioned packages… all you have to do it open and add it to your little’s favorite foods!

It’s made of real foods and developed by a pediatrician, allergist and mother of five. Sounds like she knows what’s up. There are no preservatives, no artificial sweeteners or flavors, dye-free, no high-fructose corn syrup. Only the stuff they need.

Sooo my picky eater had a few favorites… and things that SpoonfulOne would be great for:

 

Yogurt

Mashed banana

Oatmeal

Strawberry, banana, spinach smoothie

 

Things he wasn’t so fond of… but would be great options 🙂 (Maybe if I am lucky, Curren will like these things!):

 

Mashed avocado

Mashed sweet potato

Mashed boiled carrots and peas

 Honestly, it is never too late to start. Ezra is still pretty picky so this would give me just a little peace of mind knowing he was getting some exposure even though he doesn’t have any known allergies. But since allergies do run in my family, I plan on using it for Curren once we introduce solid foods, which the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) recommends between 4-6 months.

 

Click here to check out their site and see what they’re all about!

 

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