Recipe Brought To You By @breeinghealthyoc/
Nourishing a Growing Baby (Great Recipe To Try)
Let us begin with saying, this raw recipe is a HIT! In our farming family, we raised our healthy farm babies on the Weston A Price and Nourishing Traditions- Sally Fallon recipe books. The books became part of our kitchen counter decor (keeping it real) We were constantly using the helpful and informative books as guides for each healthy meal (pre-baby, during pregnancy, while nursing, and to help nourish baby). Recently, one of our amazing lifestyle bloggers Bree @breeinghealthyoc/ shared her raw kefir tonic recipes. This recipe brought us WAAAAAYYYY back to the years of #feedingdembabies and wanting each bite to be nourishing and impactful. We also remember how this recipe was a daily meal (4+ months until about 15 months). It is a HUGE RECIPE WIN. You have got to give it a try!
👉🏻 1 @ferm.farm pasture egg yolk
👉🏻 1 tsp organic molasses
Pour 1/2 cup @organicpasturesdairy Raw Whole Kefir into baby bowl. Boil an egg for three to four minutes (longer at higher altitudes), peel away the shell, discard the white and mash up yolk with a little unrefined sea salt. (The yolk should be soft and warm, not runny.) Combine/stir together warm egg yolk to @organicpasturesdairy Raw Whole Kefir. Add in molasses. Serve and watch baby love it #yum.
(Recipe note: Small amounts of grated, raw organic liver (which has been frozen 14 days) may be added to the egg yolk after 6 months) Some mothers report their babies actually prefer the yolk with the liver. From Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. How to make a soft or warm (not runny) egg yolk.
About Organic Pastures Whole Raw Kefir
Organic Pastures Whole Raw Kefir is made by culturing our whole raw milk with 12 specialized bacteria colonies (in addition to the bio-diverse colonies of beneficial bacteria naturally found in our raw organic milk). It is cultured for 36-48 hours to achieve a pH of approximately 3.8. OP Whole Raw Kefir is deliciously smooth and very drinkable! Raw Kefir contains special prebiotics, which feeds and protects gut bacteria. In addition, our raw kefir is alive with fully active enzymes containing a biodiversity of probiotic bacteria a broad spectrum of naturally occurring beneficial bacteria, essential amino acids, OMEGA-3 fatty acids, metabolically available vitamins, immunoglobulins, minerals, and antioxidants. 100% ORGANIC. Absolutely NO antibiotics, synthetic hormones, toxic pesticides or GMO anything.
13 BILLION BACTERIA PER SERVING
INGREDIENTS | CULTURED 100% ORGANIC GRADE A WHOLE RAW MILK
Nourishing Traditions Recipe Sidebar
According to Weston A Price: “Egg yolks, rich in choline, cholesterol and other brain-nourishing substances, can be added to your baby’s diet as early as four months, as long as baby takes it easily. (If baby reacts poorly to egg yolk at that age, discontinue and try again one month later.) Cholesterol is vital for the insulation of the nerves in the brain and the entire central nervous system. It helps with fat digestion by increasing the formation of bile acids and is necessary for the production of many hormones. Since the brain is so dependent on cholesterol, it is especially vital during this time when brain growth is in hyper-speed. Choline is another critical nutrient for brain development. The traditional practice of feeding egg yolks early is confirmed by current research. A study published in the June 2002 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition compared the nutritional effects of feeding weaning infants 6-12 months of age regular egg yolks, enriched egg yolks, and an otherwise normal diet. The researchers found that both breastfed and formula-fed infants who consumed the egg yolks had improved iron levels when compared with the infants who did not. In addition, those infants who got the egg yolks enriched with extra fatty acids had 30 percent to 40 percent greater DHA levels than those fed regular egg yolks. No significant effect on blood cholesterol levels was seen.
Thus, the best choice for baby is yolks from pasture-fed hens raised on flax meal, fish meal, or insects since they will contain higher levels of DHA. Why just the yolk? The white is the portion that most often causes allergic reactions, so wait to give egg whites until after your child turns one.
Don’t neglect to put a pinch of salt on the egg yolk. While many books warn against giving salt to babies, salt is actually critical for digestion as well as for brain development. Use unrefined salt to supply a variety of trace minerals.
Around four months is a good time to start offering cod liver oil, which is an excellent source of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA (also important for brain develoment) as well as vitamins A and D. Start with a 1/4 teaspoon of high-vitamin cod liver oil or 1/2 teaspoon regular dose cod liver oil, doubling the amount at 8 months. Use an eye dropper at first; later baby can take cod liver oil mixed with a little water or fresh orange juice.
If baby is very mature and seems hungry, he may be given mashed banana during this period. Ripe banana is a great food for babies because it contains amylase enzymes to digest carbohydrates.”
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