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My name is Ursula Herrrera. I am not a nutritionist but a concerned mother who has done extensive research and developed creative ways to provide healthy but enjoyable food options.
Matias, my wonderful five year old son, is the reason why I created this blog. He was born with a rare birth defect and he was unable to swallow. He had surgery on his second day of life to reconnect his esophagus and has trouble eating certain foods. If you want to read the full story, please see My Story-Esophageal Atresia.
I am not a chef or have many years of experience cooking. So most of my recipes are very easy to prepare. I believe in cooking with fresh ingredients and try to avoid cans and boxes as much as possible. Our family saw the difference when we made the switch. We used to eat a lot of processed foods and now we feel better than ever. Most recipes, smoothies, fun food ideas and/or snacks are my own creations but I occasionally share from other bloggers.
The purpose of my blog is to give fun ideas for healthy meals the entire family can enjoy. I believe that kids should eat the same food as adults. Creating these early food habits will teach kids to not only eat better and more variety of food, but also to share and enjoy time with the family.
At home, my kids, for the most part, eat everything we eat. Yes, even my 1 year old daughter. There are certain things my son doesn’t accept yet and I have to present them in different ways. For example, he doesn’t like cauliflower florets but loves cauliflower nuggets! My husband and I also love the nuggets and they make a perfect side dish even if you dont have children. And they are perfect for vegetarians!
If my son doesn’t like a specific food, we try to offer it to him later on. Experts say it takes about 15 times on average for a child to accept a new food. Don’t give up, be patient and most importantly eat real food cooked with fresh ingredients. Homemade food is the best investment you can make for your family’s future health.
If you make dinner but serve kids chicken nuggets or mac and cheese regularly, they will expect the same food all the time. Not only that, they will get poor food choices with very little nutrition. I am not saying my child doesn’t eat these on occasion or when there is no time to cook a meal, but normally I try to incorporate as much variety as I can and stay away from those low nutrition/processed foods or make them myself and turn them into healthy choices.
I hope you enjoy my recipes and share with me your own family meal ideas. I am always looking for creative and healthy recipes. Feel free to reach out with questions, comments or ideas at:email@example.com