Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are thrown away every year when we carve our pumpkins, but we are missing out on a delicious snack! Try this recipe for a nutritious, healthy snack. These can be given to the younger ones, but I would suggest chopping them up for children under 18 months, or grinding and sprinkling onto mealsContinue reading “Roasted Pumpkin Seeds”

One Pot Mexican Mince

Suitable from 12 months Makes 4-6 servings Preparation time approximately 40 minutes Ingredients •2 tbsp vegetable/ olive oil •1 large onion, finely chopped •2 garlic cloves, crushed •1 red pepper, finely chopped •1 green pepper, finely chopped •2 tsp smoked paprika •2 tsp dried oregano •1 tsp ground cumin •2 tbsp tomato puree •500g beefContinue reading “One Pot Mexican Mince”

Egg Allergy

Egg allergy like many other allergies is caused by the immune system reacting to the protein as if it is harmful, and around 2% of children suffer from an egg allergy, however just like milk allergy, they often outgrow this. Despite this, egg allergy can be dangerous, and children’s reactions can range from a skinContinue reading “Egg Allergy”

Cow’s Milk Allergy: choosing a plant based alternative

Other animal milks such as goat or sheep’s milk are NOT a recommended alternative to cow’s milk in cow’s milk allergy, as these proteins usually cause the same allergic reactions due to their structures being so similar. Plant based milks are usually recommended as an alternative after 6 months of age IN FOOD e.g. forContinue reading “Cow’s Milk Allergy: choosing a plant based alternative”

Cow’s Milk Allergy

Cow’s milk allergy is the most common allergy I see as a paediatric dietitian, and it can be very distressing for babies and their families at an already stressful time. Cow’s milk is not the same as a lactose intolerance as it involves the protein rather than the sugar in cow’s milk. Risk Factors: FamilyContinue reading “Cow’s Milk Allergy”