Alicia and lovely forum members could you give me advice?
Recently my 18 month year old (Marcello-Colton) was diagnosed with Reactive Airways DIsease (Asthma) we have had to use the puffers and he was recently in the Hospital with Pnemonia and RSV virus.
I thought I was striving to be very healthy, I work at Whole Foods and try and learn as much as possible. I found out while in Hospital that he was Anemic and most likely drinking too much cows milk.
While I can't say I am ready to go Vegan, I have been making choices that reduce dairy, and meats.
My three year old Lorenzo does lean more to vegeatiran foods, currently for the Anemia we are giving him Floradix, I have been reading Jordan Rubins the Makers Diet and learning more about Dr. Joel Furmans eating plans as well as reading kind diet again for more insights.
Please anyone who can share advice on what they are doing to have yummy healthy foods for toddlers please share :) I have started Vitamin D drops for my youngest also. Questioning if I should not give them cows milk at all and give Almond milk. Do any of you have some delicious Spinach and Kale recipes that work for kids?
Hi Jenn, I would suggest getting him off all dairy for the asthma. Also, you can put baby spinach in a blender with bananas and strawberries and any other fruit you like. i'll bet they will love green smoothies!
My daughter loves Kale crispies. Wash, dry and tear up kale. drizzle olive oil over them (I find that if I really mush them together than a little olive oil goes a long way), spinkle on your favorite spices (mine & daughters is: salt, pepper, and nutritional yeast). Bake 350 degrees for about 20 minutes - 30 minutes (check frequently, and turn at least once). pull from oven, let cool completely. If they are really crispy then they can be stored at room temp, but if they are still a little limp then be sure to keep in the fridge. I keep mine in a container that is not airtight, because I like them really crispy and if I allow the air to circulate in the container they stay crisper.
On a possitive note: my son was very asthmatic and had lots of allergies as a young child. I was obsessive about keeping him away from his triggers. He is now 16 and almost asthma free. I know it is nearly impossible to keep a kid away from things like, say grass, but I did my best and I think it helped.
I also wanted to second the getting him off dairy. When I removed dairy from my sons diet he improved. He now has gone back to dairy and has no problems with it. Although I wish I could get him to drink rice milk, like he used to.