It’s hard to believe but it was a year ago already that we started our journey to clean(er) eating [See how we got started here]. What a difference a year has made!
Overall we have become very intentional with our food choices. We try to buy healthy, whole, minimally processed foods. We avoid additives, preservatives, dyes, refined grains and sugars. Read more
J was just shy of 6 months when he had a melt down at Applebee’s while we were eating. I looked at my husband, shrugged my shoulders, reached for a celery stick, and so it began. The start of baby-led weaning. Read more
I can’t believe J is 5 months today. Time flies! He’s getting so big already- sitting up on his own, inch-worming backwards, and already in 9 month clothes. He seems to discover new tricks over night! We know it won’t be long until one of his “new tricks” is solid foods. As he gets bigger and more curious about food, we have started thinking about solids. We have started researching options, discussing our game plan, and deciding what makes sense for us.
Some well meaning friends, family and strangers alike have begun asking what J has started eating. When they discover he hasn’t had anything yet they ask when he will start. They are curious about our choice to forego cereals and skip the purees all together. We know it won’t be long before J is enjoying family meals with us, but we’re not in a rush to start. Here’s why.
Inspired by the fact that J will begin eating foods with us in the next couple of months and challenged by my sister, we’re taking the plunge. We cleaned out our pantry and we’re starting fresh. Literally. Read more