When Melissa’s baby girl Parker was ready for some Real Food purees, we knew it was time for Little Green Pouch to get even littler. At 3.4 ounces, our Really Little Green Pouches are great not only for early eaters, but also for travel.
Come meet our new little cutie!
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We've put together some of our favorite Mommy's Little Helpers and you could win them all (or gift them to your favorite mom or mom-to-be).
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Today we want to share a book that is a classic in the Real Foods movement. Written by Sally Fallon Morell, co-founder and president of the Weston A. Price Foundation
, Nourishing Traditions is an incredible resource. Part cookbook, part food encyclopedia, it's filled with hundreds
of recipes from around the world, plus food research, meal plans, quotes, commentary from nutrition experts, food stories, and history of specific ingredients and preparations. There's even a special section on feeding babies.
And since you're label readers, you'll also appreciate the sections called Know Your Ingredients, which calls out what's actually in that Hearty Cup 'o Noodles and other popular packaged foods.
Here's a little sample of some of the recipes you'll find inside:
- Butternut squash puree (put it in a Little Green Pouch!)
- Whole grain banana bread (with the flour soaked in buttermilk to inactivate phytic acid)
- Fermented ginger & carrots (it's surprisingly easy to make fermented foods)
- Plum sherbet (sweetened with real maple syrup)
- Homemade buttermilk (a natural probiotic)
- Chicken with sweet and sour sauce (nope, no Red #40 or MSG)
And now, you can win your very own copy of Nourishing Traditions. All you have to do is head over to our Facebook page and comment on the giveaway post. We will choose a winner Friday morning, December 20th.
More wisdom from Nourishing Traditions:
...on healing micronutrients
"Asparagus is a good source of rutin, a substance that prevents small blood vessels from breaking."
...on the wisdom of food traditions
"Our ancestors, and virtually all preindustrialized peoples, soaked or fermented their grains before making them into porridge, bread, cakes and casseroles....[it's important to soak grains because] Untreated phytic acid can combine with calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and especially zinc in the intestinal tract and block their absorption."
...on food and culture
"Mark Twain once called cauliflower a 'cabbage with a college education."
With the holidays fast-approaching, we know firsthand how hard it can be to choose the right gift for your little ones. For the second year, we put together a list of our tried and true favorite things for our Holiday Gift Guide. Below you will find links to all the products we are loving right now for different age groups from 0-6 years. And we had to include some of our favorite gifts for mom, too. We love the convenience of online shopping, but don't forget to show your local stores love, too. We hope you get some great ideas for new products and gifts to try this holiday season.
Do you have any favorite gifts to share? We'd love to hear!
Maggie & Melissa
Do you ever find yourself wondering, "What did I do before Little Green Pouch?"? If so, we want to hear about it.
It may be as simple as a meltdown (or several) averted at the grocery story. Or it could be as life-changing as providing a way for your child with special needs to self-feed and gain independence.
Whatever your LGP story is, we want to hear it. We would love for you to send us stories, photos, videos, you name it. Whether it is funny, cringe-worthy or heart warming, email them to us and we will feature them on our Facebook page and right here on the blog. We can't wait to hear how Little Green Pouch has touched your lives.