I think some of you may find Jackson's menu interesting, so I thought I'd blog about it. I got most of my ideas from The Great Physician's RX for Children's Health by Jordan Rubin and Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron. One of my goals is to meet all of the daily food requirements for a one year old which are: 4 servings a day of grains, cereals, breads, or pasta; 2-3 servings a day of beans, legumes, nuts, and seeds; 4 servings of dairy a day or 24 oz of milk; 4-6 servings a day of fruits/vegetables; 3-4 servings a week of egg yolk; and many nutritional enhancers. All the food I use is organic. Also, my Naturopathic doctor thinks I should nurse Jackson until he is 3 years old since it is so good for him, but I think I will quit before then:)
6:00 Nurse one side and put back to bed
8:00 Nurse on the other side when he wakes up
10:00 Super Porridge mixed together with the VitaMix (an awesome blender)
~1/3 cup of a grain/legume blend
~1/2 cup raw fruit like peach, blueberries, apple, etc.
~most days an egg yolk that has been hard boiled
~a pinch of kelp
~1 capsule of buffalo liver
~1 tsp coconut oil
~1/2 tsp children's probiotic
~1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
~1/2 tsp ghee (clarified butter)
12:00 finish feeding him what he did not finish at 10:00 of the Super Porridge and then nurse him to sleep on one side
3:00 Nurse on the other side when he wakes up from his nap
4:00 4 oz of a blend of 1/2 avocado, 1 banana, and 1 Tbls of either groud
almond, hempseed or flaxseed. I blend these using the VitaMix as well.
6:00 pureed vegetables...usually from a jar
8:00 Nurse to sleep
There are other good foods and supplements I hope to give him down the road like Sheep's Milk Yogurt, raw goat milk (when I finish nursing), acerola cherry powder, whey protein concentrate, nutritional yeast, cod liver oil, sunflower oil, etc....