A worried mum asked what other drinks she could make for her son to take to school, as she's tired of giving him only 'caprisone' and 'bobo' everyday. My thought was "what happened to water?" and "must it be juice or drinks all the time?" I am not against giving children juice or sweetened drinks occassionaly, but putting them in a child's lunchbox everyday is not, in my … [Read more...] about Why Water is the Best Drink for your Child
This is one of the questions i often get and as always when i feel it will be of help to many, then i will make my response into a post so that other mothers in the boat can benefit from it. You can always go to General Questions to check for updates. Now, introducing baby to solid food takes patience and once you've checked with the doctor and there is no health issue … [Read more...] about Why Is Baby Refusing to Take Solid Food
Noodles is the 'go to' food in many Nigerian families and many busy mums resort to it as the fastest cooking (wrong perception i say...lots of recipes here for you) food to serve their children or put in their lunchbox. It can be so bad that children don't even know the name of any other food because their breakfast, lunch and dinner revolves around 'indomie'...the most … [Read more...] about Noodles for your Kids or Not?
A mum asked this question earlier and i have decided to be responding and sharing this and other questions of this type as 'General Questions' on the resources page. If you have any question, please feel free to send me a message here and i will make it as a post if i feel it may be of benefit to other mums. Firstly, banana puree or mashed banana turning brown does not mean … [Read more...] about How do I stop Banana Puree from turning Brown?
Kids don't care much for cooked food during parties, holidays and festivities as much as they do snacks. Keeping some handy makes all the difference and fun for them. I've gathered for you ten simple to make snacks that the kids can indulge on to make things fun. Click on the pictures or name of snack to get the recipes. 1. Chin-Chin This is the number one Nigerian snack … [Read more...] about Ten Christmas & Party Snacks to make for Kids
November 14 of every year is globally recognised as 'World Diabetes Day' and it is aimed at creating awareness on the rising cases of diabetes around the world. I came to know most things about diabetes at a very young age because someone close to me suffered from it...my Mum, and i was involved in her daily life activities from childhood up till when i left home. I remember … [Read more...] about Diabetes in Nigeria and A Recipe
Once baby clocks six months, it's time to start trying solid foods ranging from purees to mashes to soft boiled finger foods. There are however some foods that we should avoid introducing to babies until after they turn one year or more. This is because they are either pose a health or choking hazard to babies. Salty Food This is not good for their kidneys and therefore too … [Read more...] about Foods to Avoid Giving Your Baby
If the above typically resemble what your daily meal looks like, then the answer to that question “Does Nigerian food make you fat?” is a resounding YES. I and some other Nigerian food bloggers have teamed up to individually answer this question so as to learn and enlighten all of us that are reading this now. So, make sure you read their own perspective through their … [Read more...] about Does Nigerian Food Make You Fat?
A healthy and balanced diet is a very important one for all of us, but particularly for growing children especially in those baby and toddler years i.e. under 5 years. Children need to receive all the necessary nutrients for proper growth and development, therefore a healthy diet is key to achieving this. As tasking as it can be, especially with the introduction of solid food, … [Read more...] about The Food Groups to Feed Your Child Right
Thinking of what should be in your kid's lunchbox can be a challenge especially if you don't want them going to school everyday with the same food or sandwich in their bag. It will definitely be boring for them and i bet they come home and dump that uneaten meal for you. Here are 21 Easy Homemade School Lunchbox Ideas that you can try this school season. They are all simple … [Read more...] about 21 Easy Homemade School Lunchbox Ideas
After the long holidays comes the task of getting the kids ready to start a new school year. It is always good to draw up your list as early as possible and ensure you have everything ready for them to start ease into the term. Read my post on "staying healthy tips" to remind you of the good practices that will help the kids enjoy a hitch-free term time. Nutrition is one of … [Read more...] about Back-To-School Food Tips