It is with great pleasure and pride that I have an opportunity to introduce a new book written by one of our own community members, Renee Kohley: Nourished Beginnings Baby Food: Nutrient-Dense Recipes for Infants, Toddlers and Beyond Inspired by Ancient Wisdom and Traditional Foods. Renee wrote a testimonial for our Nourished Families series several years ago. Since then, she has established the blog Raising Generation Nourished whereby she publishes the recipes she’s created to nourish her family, which includes 3 daughters. Her book is an extension of that journey. As I reviewed the book, I really enjoyed Renee’s conversational and personal tone based on her own experiences, the clarity and organization of the layout and content and the photographs which I think showcase the recipes and multi-cultural children beautifully. I also really like how Renee explains the value of key ingredients in her recipes succinctly and simply. Lastly, her call out notes on most pages are filled with resources for ingredients, and other helpful hints I found answer many of the questions we see in our support forums on Facebook. I highly recommend this book, which is prominently displayed on my own coffee table as pictured above!
Please note, this book is not just for babies. I think I would enjoy virtually every recipe included!
A Note From Renee
Just over 7 years ago I stood in the middle of the baby isle at the grocery store wondering, “How in the world am I supposed pick and chose what is best for my baby out of all this?!” As I flipped containers, boxes, and jars over, I remember this pit in my stomach looking at the ingredients, and just knew there had to be a better way.
I very quickly became that “momma bear,” in a society that was telling me one thing to do, but my momma gut telling me another. My search for a better way to feed my baby continually brought me back to the Weston A. Price Foundation and Nourishing Our Children’s resources, and the rest is truly history. I literally submerged myself into the teachings of Dr. Weston A Price, which built a very solid foundation for the way we look at food in our home. I am truly honored to call Sandrine, and the community of Nourishing Our Children more than just friends, but family.
I am thrilled to be able to share a piece of my home with this community! While I am officially closing the babyhood chapter of my life, I will miss this part, this season of feeding my babies first foods. While some feel anxiety about this task, I truly saw my joy and enthusiasm for real food transferred to my 3 girls through the recipes I am sharing in this book, Nourished Beginnings. I look forward to hearing your victories for molding kids with broad taste palates and adventurous eating! Enjoy every minute of it! – Renee Kohley
Nourished Beginnings has 4 parts:
- Simple Starts for Baby, which includes vegetable purees, meat and fish purees, fruit purees, drinks, and simple soup starts for babies, toddlers and the whole family
- Nourishing Meal Ideas for the Whole Family and Babies Over 6 to 9 Months, which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as mineral-rich side dishes
- Transitioning into Toddlerhood, which includes family breakfasts, family lunches and dinners, as well as occasional treats
- Traditional Staples such as bone broth, coconut butter and how to give cod liver oil to your babies
Nourished Beginnings is based on most of the dietary recommendations we make, and our schedule for introducing baby’s first solid foods. Renee includes our recommendation to start with soft-boiled pastured egg yolk with grated liver and sea salt. She encourages us to “Keep in mind that it can take baby up to 15 attempts at trying a new food to accept it. If she or he isn’t interested at first, don’t give up! Try again the next day, and if it is still a no-go, then pop the food into the freezer to try again next week! I can’t tell you how many times I got turned-up noses at new tastes only to have them gobble that food down a month later.”
In order for you to get acquainted with the book, I’ve been granted permission to have you preview some of the recipes!
Nutrient-Dense Vegetable Breakfast Porridge
“These power-packed breakfast bowls became my answer to a crabby baby who wanted her big sisters’ oatmeal at the table! Since it is best to keep babies under age 1 away from grains like oats, I created a “porridge” that my babies and toddlers could have to feel like everyone else eating at the table. This is creamy and mildly sweet and as big kids, my children still ask for this at breakfast!” See the recipe, which I wanted to share with you because of the inclusion of egg yolk, butter or coconut butter, whole yogurt or kefir, grass-fed gelatin and blackstrap molasses. This is not just a vegetable puree!
Garlic Buttered Zoodles
“This is always a favorite with my kids. Who doesn’t love buttery, cheesy noodles? Spiralizing zucchini performs noodle magic, and these really do feel like noodles! I love that zucchini has a rather mild flavor because you really can dress it up however you want. When that summer zucchini is overflowing your garden or farmers’ market, you can plan on this as a side dish with dinner weekly, or even add other chopped veggies to it and make it lunch!” I decided to include this recipe in my review of the book because I like families to have pasta options that we can wholeheartedly recommend! I also wanted to illustrate that the recipes extend beyond baby food!
Having seen some preview content, I am confident that a number of you will now choose to add this book to your libraries!
Page Street Publishing has generously offered us 3 hardcopy Nourishied Beginning books to ship to a United States address. One book per household. To enter, please answer any or all of the following questions with at least 5 sentences. Qualified entries will be randomly chosen on Wednesday, November 23 at 6:00P Pacific … just before Thanksgiving! [Results – Amanda Y., Renea Buchholz, and diogisam’s qualifying responses were randomly chosen. The rest to the respondents will receive a unique opportunity related to this book after Thanksgiving. Thank you for your participation.]
- Why are you interested in receiving this book?
- How have you been nourishing your children thus far?
- What were your own nourishing beginnings as a child?
56 Responses to Nourished Beginnings Baby Food
I was NOT raised on nourishing food so it is soo important for me to do so with my babe to give her a healthy, happy life! She eats fresh eggs from our farm, wild meats, lots of fresh fruits and veggies!!
My 8 month old baby is more interested in food each day. I am determined to not feed him grains before a year old, and learning as I go on what to feed him now. Nourishing Beginnings sounds like just the tool I need to meet my goals and feed my baby well!
I’d like to have this book because I’m due with our fist baby in May. It looks to be full of some wonderful and inspiring meal ideas! For nearly 2 years now I’ve been doing my best to eat a nourishing diet. So, yes, my baby has been on a nourishing diet thus far! My nourishing beginnings as a child were eating seasonally and mostly from fresh ingredients – we did lots of cooking as a family!
I was not raised on nourishing foods. I was formula fed (and not a good kind). I ate all sorts of processed food – though my mom did lots of great cooking, I made lots of poor choices. With my own daughters I’m trying so hard. My first was exclusively breast-fed, but my second is currently getting the WAPF Formula with raw cow’s milk. I constantly think about the best ways to nourish my toddler – organic, no processed foods, no grains, lots of nutrient dense foods from pastured eggs to desiccated liver. I fight to keep her away from the junk food served in school and at other people’s houses. I have grass-fed meats and pastured chicken shipped to my parents house so she can eat food I can be proud of. She eats sardines and wild salmon, and loves it! Anyway, I’d love to get my second on the right track. I will attempt to try first foods like liver, egg yolks and bone broth.
I have an eight month old boy and have been doing a real food based diet for him so far. I find my self in a recipe rut for his daily meals and can tell he gets bored with the same old same old. I would love to have a book that helps me and inspires me to cook yummy, nourishing foods for him. I grew up with pretty good nutrition and thankfully my whole family is now real foodies. We all strive to nourish our kids with real food!
During my pregnancy with my first child I discovered Sally Fallon’s book and was greatly moved by her words as they felt like second nature to me. My 21 month old son eats healthier than any toddler I’ve ever seen. He eats every kind of meat I have ever offered him including pate and bone marrow. He also eats a wide range of vegetables, even sauerkraut! He also enjoys at least two glasses of raw milk daily. I am so proud of the knowledge I have gained in order to successfully nourish my developing child. I am now pregnant with my second child and have great hopes for their health. I grew up eating a pretty “whole” diet but far from the dense nourishment I offer my son. I hope this book will inspire me with new ideas and strengthen our dietary goals as a family.
I have the nourishing traditions book of baby & child care that I purchased once I found out I was pregnant and read it cover to cover upon receipt. I now have a 9 month old who has been very healthy and developmentally advanced (which I attribute in part to my nutrient dense diet while pregnant & breastfeeding). I now am at the point where I’d like to branch out more with her foods beyond what is provided in the book that I already have.
I am interested in this book because I have an 18 month old son. The information would be greatly helpful in feeding him and keeping his body nourished so be can be as healthy as possible. We are planning to add another baby to our family next year. This book would be amazing when starting solids with our next baby now that we have found this new way of eating and nourishing our family. We have started eating the fertility/conception diet and plan to continue with our new baby.
Growing up living on a farm we grew our own food and did a lot of canning we also raised our own beef and its somthing my husband and I continue to do. We’ve been following a nurshing diet for several years before we had our first baby last year. we then followed the recommended diet for pregnancy and had our baby at home without a bit of complications, now nursing and in a few months he’ll be able to have his first food of a soft boiled egg yoke. This book regardless if we win one will definitely be in our library. It will be nice to get new recipes for our growning family.
This book seems amazing. I was given the Nourishing Traditions for Baby and Child Care as a baby shower gift from a woman I dance with. Dancing 5 days a week takes a lot of energy, especially when pregnant. I’m now working on nourishing my little one following the Westin Price Foundation but could always use a bit more guidance or suggestions. This book would be super helpful in this process.
We are expecting our little miracle rainbow baby early Spring. I would love to have this for looking through and planning baby’s healthy start outside the womb!
So far, I’ve been nourishing baby by eating lots of real food- real milk, pastured eggs, beef and lamb, kefir, butter, veggies, etc, and per Renee’s suggestion, even figured out how to include some cod liver oil! The plan is to breastfeed baby for at least a couple years and foster a healthy palate of solids at the right time (would love the book for this!)
My own beginnings were rough- very short time breastfeeding, formula, and definitely grew up with gut heath issues. Would love to get my little one off to a better start!
I have been following Renee for quite awhile now and LOVE her budget-friendly, nutrient-dense meal ideas. She is so kind and generous and such a great advocate for nourished kids. I know I’ll love every recipe in it!
I was fortunate enough to learn about a nourishing way of life while I was expecting my first baby. So thankful we started our kids off right!
My mom tried so hard to feed us he best she knew how. We were always eating something a little differently than our friends and my parents’ lifestyle of raising their own meat and vegetables was definitely in our favor, however, my parents didn’t know about most of the principles of a nutrient dense traditional diet. They do now though!
I have an 8 month old. I started cooking more traditionally a few years back after finding NourishingTraditions. I am fascinated with the idea of feeding my family such nourishingfoods. I am very interested in learning more about feeding my baby this way.
I wasnt raised on nutrient dense food (pasta from a box, anyone?). I aslo havent always eaten the best, but now that i have a toddler and another little on the way, im working to change that for them and for me. I am jist beginning my steps inro real food (or, ya know, food) but somethung like this would be helpful in feeding my little ones. I’ve followed wapf for a while now, and my littles first foods were egg yolks and avocados, and she still rarely gets anything refined. However, im always looking for new ideas on what to feed her and what will be best fir her and her sister to grow strong and healthy.
As I labor in my apartment with my second child (yes, I’m in active labor as I type!), and my first is asleep in the next room, I am nothing but eternally grateful for the impact of true nourishment on our family. Growing up, Mom did her best, but we were definitely raised on the SAD diet devoid of good fats and laden with processed carbs. After reading Nourishing Traditions and changing my own diet after college, my hormones and cycles regulated, PCOS subsided, and the possibility of children in my future was a reality. This book would be a further treasure in our arsenal of resources to do the greatest good for our family’s health. And my little boy is a pâté fiend; there’s a nourished kiddo for you!
My husband and I found the Weston Price way of eating when my now 5 1/2 year old daughter was a couple months old. We had been pretty conscientious about eating organic whole foods before I conceived, but weren’t aware of the importance of nutrient dense organ meats and cod liver oil. Now I have a 16 month old who loves to eat, but I feel like I’m in a rut with food prep sometimes. It sure would be nice to have more recipes, especially for lunch! My own beginnings were decent. Luckily my mom nursed my siblings and me and bought as many organic, whole foods as she could afford. I remember being jealous sometimes of the boxed macaroni my friend’s had since we never got it. =) However, we didn’t eat much meat since my parents couldn’t afford much of the good quality stuff (they did get raw milk though for my early years before it was illegal to buy in WA for a number of years). By the time I was a teen though, our family wasn’t eating nearly as well, so I’m grateful I found the Weston Price Foundation information before my first baby started eating solids.
This looks like a wonderful book! I have been trying to incorporate the WAPF dietary rules into my family’s eating habits for several years now. I have an almost 4-year-old and a 9-month-old and have found that it’s hard to find ways to offer nutrient-dense foods to children at these ages when society (and my own upbringing) tell us to go a different way. I am interested in recipes for first finger foods and also for encouraging picky toddlers to eat well. Some tips on how to give cod liver oil to babies, too. I would love to try new recipes for the whole family to enjoy together!
I am cooking food at a Montessori preschool in Cape Town showing children how to respect their bodies’ needs for healthy food and sitting at a table with friends sharing food and chat. I am passionate about using real milk, pastured eggs, beef and lamb, kefir, butter, veggies, ferments etc and sharing stories with the children about where food is from. I follow WAPF and my work is to nourish children’s bodies and my own. Your book would be an inspiration to me, I love reading about peoples nourishing food journeys and I agree that it really does help mold our kids to broaden their taste palates and adventurous eating.
I fed my first a nourishing, traditional diet. I researched a lot and spent a lot of time in the kitchen, and it was so worth it. However, with my second child life got so crazy with work schedules that I fed her well, but didn’t take the time to include as many nourishing foods (for example, snacks looked like organic applesauce squeeze pouches instead of homemade gelatin gummies). I just had my third baby and want to get back to including very nourishing foods, not just foods that lack bad ingredients. I love Renee’s blog and can tell that she will provide easy, affordable, doable, and delicious recipes, which is exactly what I need!
I would enjoy winning this giveaway because I don’t have many printed resources for nourishing my child with food. I have been very deligent in nourishing him through a traditional diet as any toddler will allow. Though he’s not a fan of eggs or bone broth on their own, he accepts some soups I make as well as plantain pancakes that include eggs. I also limit grains to only occasional sprouted rice for optimal gut health. We use collagen in avocado smoothies and he loves fermented pickles as a snack. We have pastured meat at each meal in some form and I am amazed at how much his little stomach can hold. I always offer vegetables with plenty of ghee but he picks and chooses when he wants them and which ones are acceptable to him each each day, which can vary.
i would like to receive this book. would like to see what is diff from sally fallon book. hopefully it is not only for babies
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I would love this book because my newest little blessing just turned 6 months and I want desperatly to feed her something that helps her thrive! I also have a 4 year old and a 7 year old that I want to continue to teach the importance of “real” food. I try my hardest to feed them home cooled meals but I could really use some new ideas and recipes because the same ones over and over again cam get old. As a kid my parents did the best they could with the knowledge that they had but of course mac and cheese wasn’t a great choice. Thanks for a great giveaway!!
I am laying here in my hospital bed after giving birth to my second healthy baby, exhausted after a night of cluster feeding and I came across the giveaway. I loosely followed these principles of nourishing my first born and he’s now a very healthy toddler! This book is of interest to get me back on track for meal prep with my new babe and incorporate with my 2 year old and the whole family in general. My mother tried her best to incorporate healthy eating habits in my childhood and her concern for my and my sisters health has made the foundation for my interest this type of nourishment principle. I look forward to incorporating these recipes whether I win or purchase. Thank you!
I would love this book to give me better direction in feeding my child. I want more ideas of foods and when. I have been interested in WAPF for quite a while and currently reading Nourishing Traditions. Definitely a nutriton geek. I have a 7 month old that I have been making broth for and feeding pureed vegetables. I want to start cod liver oil but a bit nervous about it. I was raised on the typical “feed cereal and early to make the baby sleep at night” approach and jars of baby food and sugared drinks as a toddler. Now that we know better I am able to still be a healthy person even eating junk as a child. This book would be wonderful to have!
This book looks like it has real, truly nourishing recipes! I tried, to the best of my abilities, to give my children a better diet than the standard American diet. And now, with this book option, my children will have the ability to offer their children an even more nourishing diet. I’m excited for them! Thank you for creating this for us all.
I was raised on boxed macaroni and cheese and canned ravioli. My mom thinks that I make bone broth for my family because we can’t afford “real” broth-the boxed kind. My mother was raised to believe that processed food equated to wealth or status and I was raised to think of processed food as good food.
It wasn’t until after I had my first child, whom is now 3, that I stumbled upon WAPF and Sally Fallon. Sadly it was well after her first foods and I’m still struggling to get her to eat better…As I write this I am breastfeeding my 3 week old baby. I would love to learn more about feeding my second child nourishing first foods-and know when to introduce them. Also I need some ideas on how to better feed my 3 year old. It has been a struggle and I haven’t been able to provide her with the diet I want her to have, if there are some tips or just some recipes that I could get her on board with-now that would be a blessing!
1) Why are you interested in receiving this book? I am a Nutritional Therapist based on the Westin A. Price philosophy and I’m constantly connecting with families who are trying to nourish themselves and their kids. One of the hardest and biggest deterrents from them changing their diets are knowing WHAT to eat and HOW to prepare it. For these reasons I’m always looking for new books to recommend to my clients/families to help them nourish their children.
2)How have you been nourishing your children thus far? Thankfully I was introduced to WAPF when my husband and I were trying to conceive our first child, I moved from a low-fat “healthy” diet to real milk, real butter, full fat, nutrient dense diet. I was able to conceive 7 months after changing my diet and have continued eating this way and feeding my babies and children this way for the last 7 years. We buy real milk from our local farm, enjoy fresh eggs from our chickens who roam freely, drink bone broth from pastured animals and consume our delicious cultured veggies.
3)What were your own nourishing beginnings as a child? My mom breastfed for over a year, and usually always cooked from scratch. Unfortunately I remember eating plenty of refined grains, sugar and margarine (gasp). I’ve been able to introduce the wapf, traditional way of eating to my parents which is really fantastic. Nourishing new generations and those before as well. Love it!
I would love this book for my baby who just started solid food this month. He is exclusively breastfed, and I hope to continue nourishing him with healthy, Whole Foods. 8 was not raised on a nourishing diet, but rather one of convenience. I have tried to get back to the basics for my children by feeding them real food. I think this would be a great resource in our kitchen, and a wonderful addition to my cookbook collection. Thanks for offering such an awesome giveaway!
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My daughter needs this book for her 4 month old son, her first baby. She wasn’t raised on nutrient dense food and isn’t eating a very good diet now, but she wants to be a good mother. She has decided to avoid the vaccination route, has been open to homeopathy and essential oils instead of medicine.and I believe learning to feed her baby well will lead to feeding herself and her husband better as well. At least that is my hope! She is totally breastfeeding and has a little knowledge about first foods..She has expressed disagreement concerning friends who are feeding their babies rice cereal at only a few months old. So, she is open to raising her son differently from how I raised her. I wish I wasn’t so late in learning about nutrient dense food!
I fed my twin nieces organic pastured chicken liver pate with real salt and soft baked egg yolks which I separated from whites. I baked them on a ceramic container smothered in organic pastured butter. Yum. Thanks for writing Nourished Beginning.
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I would feel honored to win this book, after seeing the dramatic improvement in my daughter, Sophie’s, health after switching her and myself while breastfeeding to a Weston A. Price diet I will never go back to a standard American diet! Not trying to go into too much detail but my daughters health was suffering a year ago and after learning about how important food choice is and making that change she is now healthy as can be and a thriving little girl! This book would help with those days where I stare blankly in the fridge wondering what I should make. It will help me nourish our 2 year old further and nourish myself and our future babies. I plan on making baby food from scratch with our next and your book would help with that!
I’m a new mom and I’m happy to found out about WAPF.
I promised myself that I will learn about the real meaning of nourishing and that I will do and give the best to my baby.
I’ve been working so hard to follow the guideline and suggestions I learned through “nourished children” page. This book is going to be a great addition!
My parents didn’t know all about this, unfortunately I didn’t have great beginning as a child but I’m giving my best to myself now and living healthy.
I would like to preview this book for my future grandchildren, and perhaps give it as a gift to a friend who just had her first baby. I made much of the baby food for my two sons, but that was long before I knew of the Weston A. Price principles. I was not breastfed, and sadly was fed store bought milk that was then boiled for 30 minutes, and packaged baby food.
This looks like a fantastic book! I wish something like this had been available when my children were young. Although I made my own baby food, I didn’t learn of WAPF and the traditional diet and truly nourishing foods until after my youngest was born. I’m always on the look out for the not typical, but totally practical baby shower gift! This book looks like it fits the bill perfectly! I can’t wait to see this in person.
I have been researching and writing about whole food nutrition for several years now. And when I had my son a little over one year ago, I was excited to nourish my son with those principles in mind. He loves mama’s milk and his first food was in fact egg yolk. He has also tried and loved nourishing foods like liver, fermented veggies, bone broth, grassfed meats, and kefir. We will continue on this journey learning about holistic health and nutrition, and I think this book would be a great addition to my family’s expanding knowledge on this topic. Thank you for this giveaway!
It was toward the end of my last pregnancy that I started learning the value of nourishing foods and trying to incorporate them into more meals. My sister has a baby and toddler, and they have been off to a better start nutritionally. This would be a blessing to her in feeding her young children. I’m sure even adults would benefit from it! Thank you for your giveaway!
I would love a copy of this book as I believe whole , real foods are the natural extension to breastfeeding (the best feeding). I have been nourishing my children from conception, through pregnancy and after their birth with my own body as God intended. Now as they are growing, they are learning how to make healthy choices to support their own bodies’. They also know the importance of food as medicine which includes preventative mom of illness by building their immunity. I am also a birth worker and share the importance of good nutrition for the pregnant woman and their babies.
We are very interested in this book because we strongly believe in the best nourishment for our children. And not only our children, but grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends, etc. Each one is a precious blessing, and we desire for them to grow up into healthy, strong, active, productive adults. We want them to receive the benefit of wholesome, healthy food from the very beginning. We want to learn all we can and share it with others, and this is a very practical tool to make this possible. Thank you for providing such a resource!
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I am interested because my baby boy is now 4 months and I am currently gathering information about all sorts of weaning and I get overwhelmed. I dont want to give the ready made stuff as I dont know whats in them. I also get ‘advice’ from my UK and Dutch family and it is stressing me out!
How have you been nourishing your children thus far?
Up to a couple of weeks ago it was combined breast feedi g and formula feeding. Right now it is purely formula feeding.
What were your own nourishing beginnings as a child?
I was formula fed as a baby and then i got the ready made stuff plus home made purees. And thanks to the latter I love more different kind of foods.
Our family lived in Africa for seven years as Humanitarian/Missionary workers. During that time we started our journey away from the SAD American diet/culture of living/food… and started out on a way to more natural and traditional living and eating. It has been wonderful. After that time in the Heart of Africa we were established on a farm in VA where we, along with our nine children and 90 year old mother in law, work the land and provide nourishing foods including A2A2 grass fed raw milk, kefir, butter, yogurt and cream, pastured poultry (chickens, eggs, and turkeys raised on organic feed on pasture), and 100%grassfed beef. I love to learn and teach others. The farm has provided us with a tremendous outlet to interact with others. We teach classes about healthy living and eating… about taking personal responsibility for your health and the health of those you care for… About where to find and what to do with more expensive, nutrient dense real food… about how to help your body heal itself through proper nourishment and care. I would love to get a copy of this book to study, use with my own baby and mother in law, and to share about in my classes, paying it forward in the lives of my own growing children and the hundreds of families we interact with through our business, farmer’s markets, classes, and workshops. Thanks for doing things like this giveaway! Thanks for all you do to help moms learn how to nourish their families!
I was raised on a SAD diet, and my parents were raised on a SAD diet. So, I discovered the WAP way of eating because I had to, to recover from all the health problems that had plagued me my whole life from multi-generational SAD eating. Now I have a 3-year-old son, and when he went trick or treating recently, I promised him in advance that he could trade his candy for a healthier treat from the health food store. But when we got to the first house, the lady tried to give him sugary candy and he protested, pushing her hand away and saying ” does it have sugar in it?! ’cause I don’t eat sugar! can I just have something else?” (Of course, I re-explained the deal to him, and he was happy to trick or treat after that!)I am happy to be raising a child in a way that holds promise for healing the people of Earth. Nourished, conscious and conscientious children are the only hope I see for saving the planet.
I would love to have this book for my daughter. She has a ten month old precious baby. She gave birth at home and is pregnant with their second. She has jumped into this way of life with both feet and continues to learn and research with the small amount of spare time she has. I raised her to learn and made efforts to feed them what I thought was healthy and have seen how far off I was. I am her biggest fan for living this way.
I really would like to win a free copy of this book because of the new life my family is starting. I currently have a 22 month old and another due in March. I have always been interested in healthy eating, but these past two years have been really hard financially so most of our food came from WIC and food pantries. Therefore, we could not eat exactly the way we wanted. Fortunately, my husband recently got a new job and we just moved halfway across the country to a more healthier environment. With all these exciting changes, I am looking forward to diving into a lifestyle that is overall healthier to my family’s mind, body, and soul.
We started with store bought raw eggs with our oldest and he couldn’t tolerate them, but he COULD tolerate raw yolks from pastured eggs! Since then, God has healed his dairy allergy through prayer and nourishing food. I love that he eats everything on his plate from plain butter on the spoon, to sea snax, to liver, to scallops. We cook most meals at home, and although it’s a lot of work, we’ve learned so much and been able to help so many people. I’d love to learn more about how to continue nourishing our family as we have another little one now. Thank you!
I would love to win a copy of this book. My niece has just gotten pregnant and I’d like her to learn all about Weston A Price and how best to feed herself and her new baby. She is currently eating a SAD Diet. I’d like her to learn the difference before she gets too far into her pregnancy. I grew up on a SAD Diet. When I first learned about organic food, I began changing my diet. Since I joined Weston A Price and got a MS in Holistic Nutrition, my diet has only gotten better. I’d like that to happen for my niece and her new family.
I was raised “healthy”. Low fat was the mantra, margarine a staple, and lard an unthinkable evil.
I got married and a friend told me about nourishing traditions. It rocked my world. I could have butter without fear of certain death.
When I started having kids the quest to give them the best began. To help grow their little bodies strong with real food.
Raw milk is a staple in our house for our kids, along with sourdough and local meat and veg. Our baby was exclusively breastfed and now starting on solids here and there (probably too much applesauce).
Continuing to learn and grow!
I am interested in this book because I am pregnant with my third son! I know it’s so crucial to feed them right in the beginning as it sets a foundation for the rest of their lives! It would be so nice to win, since I’ve been dealing with eczema with my youngest son and now my older son seems to be getting small patches. It’s so disheartening as I feel we are doing everything the best we can. I want to keep learning and growing! Luckily, my little one loves bone broth and my kids do eat a pretty nutrient rich diet and lots of veggies and backyard eggs and good meats and fats!
My nourishing beginning was a little different as my mom raised us mostly vegan/vegetarian but she did give us lots of seaweed so that’s a good thing 😊 Nowadays she has gotten into eating better and definitely loves her broth as well!
thank you for the opportunity!!
I’m a mother to 3 children, the eldest is 5, my little Miss is 3 and our newest edition is just 5 months. She unlike the rest has already had a great start as I consumed vast amounts of raw milk during my pregnancy leading to a strong healthy baby. We will be introducing solids in the next few months and broth will most likely be her first taste of foods beyond mama’s milk. I would love to have a book to encourage me on this journey of nourishing my family, as very often I am easily pulled down by those who don’t share our love for nutrient rich foods. Thank you!
I am interested in receiving this book. I have young children and know many families with young children. We want to raise the healthiest kids possible and would love to hear another’s input on how they are nourishing their children. Children and parents are bombarded with so many “food” options and I want to have the tools to be further empowered to make good choices for my family. We have a small family farm and have customers with babies, toddlers and would benefit from a resource like this. I would love the opportunity to read and review this book to see if it’s right to recommend to my customers. Thanks!
This book looks beautiful and I’m so interested in learning from it! With my first child I followed “Super Nutrition for Babies” which had wonderful applications of WAPF traditional foods. But my daughter is now 4.5 years old and has fallen away from some of those foods she loved so well early on. My second child is 7 months old and starting out with solids. I LOVE that this book creates recipes for baby but also the whole family! That is exactly what I need so I’m not slaving in the kitchen making 3 or 4 different dinners! (My husband is pickier than my preschooler!) I wish I had been given this traditional foods start as a child but sadly was formula fed. I’m trying to make up for that now with my own food choices and especially with the choices I feed my daughters. Thanks for helping to make this possible!
I am not a mother but I plan to be someday. I’ve recently become very aware of the importance of the developing child. I am an aunt and a teacher and I want nothing more than to soak up as much information as I can regarding gut health so I can be a resource for others. There is so many misinformed parents that they are NOT the ones to blame. I would love a copy of this book so I can share, inform, and love properly.
I am interested in receiving this book because I am always looking for new ways to diversify my picky toddlers real food options as well as to nourish the little girl growing in my belly. My husband and stepdaughter are used to a standard American diet which they have somewhat exposed my toddler to. I nourished her in the womb with a WAPF diet, breast fed until she weaned, and feed her real foods daily. My own diet growing up was very standard American filled with popular industrialized foods- boxed Mac and cheese, sugary cereals, pop tarts and fast food. Changing my diet has drastically changed my ability to deal with an inherited autoimmune skin condition. I want to give my daughters the best start and gut health possible in case they also inherit this autoimmune disease.
I raised my first two sons exactly the way my pediatrician and parenting books of the day told me was best. As I learned more, I changed my perspective and began growing our own foods and raising our own meat. My last two boys have been raised on fresh milk, and food we raise ourselves. My oldest son is now married and starting a family of his own. Gifting him and his wife this book before their own children are born will give them an advantage I never had. I would love to see my grandchildren nourished in the way I was not knowledgeable of, with my oldest kids.
I am interested in receiving this book because I recently founded a nonprofit organization that focuses on helping parents to raise healthy children. Nutrition is a most important factor for being healthy. Most parents do not realize that, up until the age of two, children are willing to taste just about anything, but then they become neophobic (reluctant to eat new foods). Some experts believe that taste preferences may even reflect a biological drive towards foods that are calorie-and protein-dense and an aversion to foods that are perceived to be poisonous or toxic. Young children are notoriously picky, sometimes refusing to eat anything but noodles and crackers for months at a time and rejecting just about everything with protein, fiber, vitamins or minerals. By helping parents to introduce little children to healthy foods we helping little children to form food preferences that may prevent them from chronic illnesses in the future.
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