Three ways to feed your children
Prepared meals for children
Sandy Springs dietician-nutritionist Jessica Todd created Perfectly Portioned Nutrition in 2018. Each week, she and her team come up with at least half a dozen prepared meals to feed a single person or a family of four. Each can be customized to add protein or remove carbs. They just launched Parents Picks Kids Meals, with rotating options that include a taco bowl, baked chicken nuggets with macaroni and cheese, burgers, spaghetti and meatballs. We shared these meals with families, and here’s what parents told us: “The taco bowl was really good, the salsa wasn’t too spicy, and the meal was just right.” “We liked that the ingredients were all listed, we knew what they were, and we could pronounce everything on the list. And no preservatives!” “With no prep work to do, they’re easy to serve, which is (a) bonus. Easy to keep on hand for those days when you just don’t have time to cook.
$7 per meal for children. Oorder online between Sunday 9 a.m. and Tuesday 5 p.m., and choose delivery the following Sunday or Monday. Use the postcode checker to see if you are in the delivery area. Meals can also be picked up at Sandy Springs. perfectportionednutrition.com.
Baby-friendly puffs to help prevent allergies
In March 2020, Atlanta residents JJ and Catherine Jaxon, parents of three children, including one with a severe nut allergy, started Mission MightyMe, to provide a solution to a big problem – how to introduce allergens early on, to help prevent food allergies later. They worked with Dr Gideon Lack, whose research found that starting peanut-based foods in children aged four to 10 months and keeping peanuts in their diets regularly could help reduce their risk of peanut allergies. Their first product was Proactive Peanut Puffs, star-shaped puffs of rice flour, ground peanuts, and ground peanut flour that were about ¾ inch, end-to-end, and easy for little fingers to hold. They can be served as snacks or crumbled and mixed into solid foods. Older kids like them as a crunchy snack. Now they have introduced Proactive Nut Butter Puffs, combining peanuts and nuts (cashews, almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts). These heart-shaped bites are flavored with cinnamon and were a hit with our tasters.