Kyle’s Cookies (Recipe)

I have been bragging about making these cookies as they are my son’s favourite treat to eat these days. When you can find something a toddler will happily eat you take it especially when they turn into family favourites. They are supper easy to make (but don’t tell anyone that – let them think they took you hours to make).

Ingredients:

1/4 cup of sliced almonds

2 egg whites

1/3 cup of honey

1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp of salt

Dash of nutmeg

1 1/2 cups of uncooked quick oats

1/3 cup of dried fruit of your choice in small bits (e.g. raisins, cranberries, prunes, apricots)

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Brown almonds on a non-stick cookie sheet for 5 minutes or until golden brown
  3. Combine the egg whites, honey, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg in a bowl and stir until completely blended
  4. Add uncooked quick oats, toasted almonds and dried fruit to the bowl and continue stirring until well blended
  5. Using teaspoons round into small balls and drop on to cookie sheet (nonstick/ungreased)
  6. Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly browned, let them cool on a wired rack before severing

 

Enjoy!

As the seasons change from summer to fall one thing is certain: less sun exposure. Since vitamin D is our ‘sunshine vitamin,’ this also means less of this crutial vitamin. If you haven’t been supplementing your child(ren) with vitamin D, now is a perfect time to start. Here are just a few reasons why:

So, there are many reasons to pick up some vitamin D! If your child has a number of concerns above, it would be wise to have a simple blood test done to determine your child’s exact levels of vitamin D. Otherwise, supplementing preventatively will go a long way.

My suggestion would be a liquid vitamin D supplement which is more absorbable and easy to find (D drops is a brand found commonly at drug stores). A nice rule of thumb for children is 35IU’s of vitamin D per pound of body weight.  This means 400IU for a newborn and 1000IU once they reach 30 pounds.

I hope you have a happy and healthy fall. Yours in health,

Sarah Oulahen, HBHSc, ND

Naturopathic Doctor

www.SowHealth.ca

 

 

Our Fall Program will now have Post-Natal & Toddler Connections classes!

Learn. Connect. Socialize.

Mommy Connections East Toronto introduces you to programs and services available within your community. Our classes provide a unique learning opportunity as well as a fun way to bond with your child and other moms in a social environment. Each week’s class offers a topic that is important to a new mom as well as something for moms to do with babies. This allows for a unique bonding opportunity with your little one while still fulfilling your need to obtain information and be social with other moms experiencing the same challenges, fears and excitement. We provide educational and social connections for the modern family before baby and beyond.

Post Natal Program Engaging new moms and babies through an interactive and educational weekly program.
Our post-natal program offers moms a unique opportunity to bond with their child as well as learn about other programming and services offerings in their community. Each week’s classes offers a topic that is important to a new moms as well as something for moms to do with their babies. This allows for a unique bonding opportunity with baby while still fulfilling the moms need to obtain information and be social with other moms experiencing the same challenges, fears and excitement. There are 3 different classes to choose from.

Toddlers Connections (NEW!) – A uniquely structured weekly program offers a place for both moms and toddlers to play, learn and develop.
As our newest offering, Toddler Connections will provide a more unique structure for moms and their toddlers. This unique set-up allows moms to listen and chat within the discussion, while their toddlers play in a safe environment.

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Being the mom to a little boy who is… well… he is far from being little; I unfortunately had to learn the hard way the importance of ensuring that you lift and carry your child correctly. Earlier this year I suffered an injury to my arm that was so sever I was left unable to take care of my son on my own. For weeks I had to have someone with me 24/7 to help me take care of him.

The tips shared in this Guest Blog Post by Dr. Roop Patel BSC(Hons.) DC from energyXchange’s Blog are things that we all need to keep in mind to prevent such injuries.

Toting Tots – You were up all night, the baby was crying and now the telephone is ringing. Sound familiar? For most parents, this is a daily scenario. Parents are continually faced with strenuous physical demands such as chasing, lifting, feeding, and comforting their child which can be the perfect formula for body aches and pains.

Studies have shown that parenthood is a proven risk factor for back problems. The mechanism leading to back pain is believed to be associated with the repetitive lifting of children. Considerthe fact that parents may be lifting a 7-10 pound baby 50 times a day. By 12 months the child weighs approximately 17-pounds, and at 2 years, that child has become a 25-30 pound toddler.What’s a parent to do? Well, here are some simple tips that can help parents avoid aches, sprains, and strains.

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