Let’s Talk Nutrition
Today, nutritional habits in both the adult population and children have dropped. Exhausted parents live on caffeine and carbs while giving crying children any foods their kids will eat, often ones with low nutritional benefits. Since toddlers are in the mimic stage, they are likely to repeat everything you do. If we adults eat junk food on the run and skip the veggies, even babies will pick up those habits. Today your baby is on healthy Sammy’s Milk formula. As you introduce food into his or her diet, your nutritional habits affect on baby show in their food choices.
Why Isn’t It Easier To Just Eat Healthier
When you are exhausted, you actually crave the sugar in that quick snack. The caffeine is even more addictive, causing light to severe headaches when you stop cold turkey. There are skads of prepared meals and ingredients at stores but they are full of chemicals that could harm you and your baby. The availability of processed food makes the choices worse, instead of better. So how do you transition to teach healthier eating habits to baby?
Meals from Scratch
One way to introduce healthy meals from scratch to learn is to learn a few recipes that you can rotate. A simple approach is to make sure you learn recipes that have a lot of green veggies in them, a protein source (whether from fish, legumes or lean meats) and some whole grains. When you treat your own adult health better, don’t you think you will be able to help your baby learn better nutrition? Rotating a few recipes from scratch makes the meal preparation process go much faster with less second guessing.
Maybe you are not the type who learns to make new recipes from scratch. The good news is that you can subscribe to services that will deliver the ingredients and instructions for your meals, so if you are too tired to plan, you can just open the container and follow the recipe inside. You never have to deal with missing ingredients and substitutions – everything is in the kit.
It’s All About Baby
It is kind of ironic to put this in a blog about our toddler goat milk formula, but look at it this way. While you feed Sammy’s Milk to your little one, your baby will have the nutritional balance that is critical to growth. Meanwhile, if you don’t take care of yourself, you will teach your child to eat poorly as soon as they are off Sammy’s Milk formula. Your nutritional habits affect on baby are worth considering.
Balanced Nutrition in our Formula
Sammy’s Milk formula’s main ingredient is whole goat milk. Goat milk is easier for babies to digest. Goat milk, with less lactose than cow’s milk, has casein proteins that resembles human proteins better. There’s more. Goats milk has 13% more calcium than cows milk. It has 47% more vitamin A and 134% more potassium than cows milk. There are also more niacin, copper and selenium. While all of this is great, we added other ingredients that balance the nutrition in Sammy’s Milk.
Wild Caught Fish Oil
Essential fatty acids, especially DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) from oily fish are necessary for development of the brain, eyes, immune system, heart, skin, cognition, nervous system and more. A recent study report prenatal fish oil doesn’t help, but babies still absolutely need this fatty acid for optimal development.
Avocado and Methylated Vitamins
This wonder berry is chock full of antioxidants, oleic acid (monounsaturated fatty acid) & lutein (carotenoid found in our eye’s). Avocado oil also contains: Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B5, B6, E, A, B1, B2, B3 & Fiber. As before, we continue to utilize methylated vitamins for our MTHFR families & bio-availability. We will NEVER add soy, corn, synthetic iron, or any other allergen in order to support the digestive health of your child. We remain committed to you and your family’s well-being.
Molasses is packed with minerals such as magnesium, calcium, potassium, manganese, iron, copper, chromium, phosphorous, cobalt, sodium. It also contains nutrients such as Niacin, Vitamin B6, Thiamine, Riboflavin etc. and has carbohydrates for energy.
Sammy’s Milk has always met Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards in both nutrition and testing protocols. Please reach out with any questions or comments. We love hearing from you!