Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Calm Baby Cookbook- Easy Roasted Chicken & Vegetables

Dr. Melanie Beingessner has kindly agree to share some of the recipes from her wonderful book The Calm Baby Cookbook with us! Dr. Beingessner is a chiropractor, a breastfeeding counsellor, an infant massage instructor and the mother of three. She offers additional information about pregnancy and breastfeeding on her website: www.drmelaniebee.org

The following is written by Dr. Melanie Beingessner.

Breastfeeding - Friendly Recipes Calm A Fussy Baby

No more fussy babies! The foods that breastfeeding mothers eat can cause their babies great discomfort. Here is a delicious breastfeeding-friendly recipe that will help to calm your fussy baby.

Fussy, crying, colicky babies are usually distressed because they are reacting to foods that their mothers are eating! Indeed, everything a breastfeeding mother eats or drinks ends up in her breastmilk and small particles of foods in the breastmilk itself can cause a baby pain and discomfort. Because the lining of a baby’s digestive system is porous for the first four to five months of life, a newborn can react quite negatively to some of the foods that her mother is eating for the first few months.

Fussy babies are so distressing for new parents. However, a mother can calm her baby easily by eliminating certain foods on a short-term basis. The following is one of the delicious recipes from The Calm Baby Cookbook, a book written expressly to empower new mothers to calm their babies.

Easy Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
8 carrots, peeled and sliced on the diagonal
1/2 onion, diced
1 can chicken broth
3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves minced
1 tsp. oregano leaves
1 tsp. basil leaves
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Place all of the cubed chicken and chopped vegetables into a large bowl. Drizzle the chicken broth and olive oil over top, and then add the garlic, oregano, basil, sea salt and pepper. Toss well. Pour into two large baking dishes that have been coated with non-stick cooking spray. Cover and bake at 350° F for approximately 1hour. Remove from the oven, stir well and continue to bake, uncovered, for another 30 minutes. Test the potatoes for doneness.

This is the first of a month long feature of recipes from Dr. Melanie Beingessner's book The Calm Baby Cookbook. Don't forget to let Dr. Beingessner know how greatful we are for sharing these wonderful recipes with us!

You can get more info on
The Calm Baby Cookbook at www.drmelaniebee.org. You can also leave comment for Dr. Beingessner on her blog site www.melaniebee.com.

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I'm a semi crunchy stay at home wife and mama of two boys. Extend Breastfeed, Cloth diaper, Cosleep, Babywear, Homeschool, Homebirth. My sons and I have some serious health concerns (allergies, growth hormone, kidney, lung, spine, etc...). We didn't realize they were genetic (or I had) until after Trace's birth. Tristian had some big medical and possibly/probably autism related delays in early childhood but also taught himself to read at 2yrs and started on math equations at 4yrs. Trace is bit delayed across the board by about 6 months, but as he's 1yr+ behind in height... it's not very noticable ;-) Trace is very musical and hands on. With plenty of common sense, love, good doctors and faith we are doing wonderfully!

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