My 10 month old is a bone broth addict 😁, he has been since he was 6 months old. So I’ve gotten creative and made him nutrient dense bone broth meals, or Brothies as we call it 😬
I made him-
Wild caught sockeye salmon with carrots, garlic and leak in chicken bone broth.
Grass fed/finished beef with boiled egg yolk, garlic, onion and carrot in chicken bone broth.
Free range chicken, carrot and leak in chicken bone broth.
I store them in glass jars in the freezer. You can buy the perfect baby food size storage jars here
See our chicken bone broth recipe here
For anyone interested in actual, true, wild caught salmon, I buy it from here
Wild caught salmon-
Babies need the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish for brain, nerve and eye development. Most children don’t get enough, especially when they switch from breast milk or formula to solid food. Additionally, children’s food preferences largely develop by age five, so I urge parents to help their kids develop a taste for seafood early.
According to the American Heart Association you should eat fatty fish at least twice a week to lower your risk for heart disease. One of the better options for fish in terms of both nutrition and health risks is sockeye salmon. This is a type of wild salmon, not a farmed Atlantic salmon.
Classified as an oily fish, Wild Sockeye salmon is considered to be very healthy due to it’s high protien, high Omega-3 fatty acids and high vitamin D content.
In contrast Farmed Atlantic salmon contains high levels of dioxins and PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl) levels can be up to 8 times higher than in wild salmon. Omega-3 content is also lower than the Wild salmon.
Consuming 100 g of cooked sockeye salmon provides you with 216 calories, 27.3 g of protein, 87 mg of cholesterol, 66 mg of sodium and 10.9 g of fat, of which 1.3 g is omega-3 fats and only 1.9 g is saturated fat. These fish are also rich in vitamins and minerals, providing 100 percent of the daily value for vitamin B12, 35 percent of the daily value for niacin, 30 percent of the daily value for phosphorus, 15 percent of the daily value for thiamine, 10 percent of the daily value for vitamin B6 and riboflavin, 8 percent of the daily value for magnesium and 4 percent of the daily value for iron, zinc and vitamin A.
Omega-3 fats are an essential part of your diet since your body cannot make them on its own. These fats may help to lower your risk for heart disease, stroke, arrhythmia, high blood pressure and high triglyceride levels.
Although some types of fish are likely to contain high levels of mercury, PCBs or other contaminants, sockeye salmon is not one of them due to their lack of oceanic fish in their diet. This type of fish is on the Canadian and US Healthy Fish List as one of the safest types of fish, which you can eat two to three times per week.
Sockeye salmon is safe and very healthy for people, including women who are pregnant and children. Up to 12 oz. per week can be consumed, according to the American Heart Association. For the most nutritional benefit, you should grill or bake your fish rather than frying it, and season it without using much salt.
We have provided Independent Lab Tests for our Sockeye Salmon and Albacore Tuna each year. To view a copy – 2011.
You will notice the extremely low Mercury levels in the Sockeye (<.005ppm) and a very high Omega-3 (2220mg/100g) to Omega-6 (214mg / 100g) ratio = 10:1
Egg yolks supply essential nutrients important for the development of the brain, as they are rich in choline, good cholesterol and iron.
“Egg yolk supplies cholesterol needed for mental development as well as important sulphur-containing amino acids. Egg yolks from pasture-fed hens or hens raised on flax meal, fish meal or insects are also rich in the omega-3 long-chain fatty acids found in mother’s milk but which may be lacking in cow’s milk. These fatty acids are essential for the development of the brain. Parents who institute the practice of feeding egg yolk to baby will be rewarded with children who speak and take directions at an early age. The white, which contains difficult-to-digest proteins, should not be given before the age of one year. Small amounts of grated, raw organic liver may be added occasionally to the egg yolk after six months. This imitates the practice of African mothers who chew liver before giving it to their infants as their first food. Liver is rich in iron, the one mineral that tends to be low in mother’s milk possibly because iron competes with zinc for absorption” (Sally Fallon and Mary Enig, PhD).
Garlic- helps protect the body against infection and may even help prevent the common cold – or at least help the body recover more quickly. This is due mainly to the compound allicin, which has both anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties (and is also responsible for garlic’s strong smell!).
Garlic has anti-inflammatory properties, meaning it may help protect against conditions like arthritis in later life and may also reduce the symptoms of asthma.
A diet rich in garlic may help protect the body against many forms of cancer. The allicin in garlic acts as a powerful anti-oxidant and more and more studies are showing just how important garlic may be in the fight against this disease.
Garlic supports heart health – it may help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risks of high blood pressures, strokes and heart attack in later life.
Garlic contains a range of useful nutrients, including lots of vitamin C, plus vitamins B6 and B1, manganese, selenium, potassium and iron.
Onions- The many health benefits of onions for your baby-
Onions are an excellent source of antioxidants, those important nutrients that help protect our bodies from cancer and other serious conditions. Research has shown shallots – and stronger onions – to have the highest antioxidant content of all!Onions are packed with polyphenols – plant nutrients common to other members of the allium family, but most abundant in the onion. Studies have shown that onions contain even more polyphenols than veggies like tomatoes, carrots and red peppers!Onions have anti-inflammatory properties, so they can be helpful in reducing the symptoms of children with asthma.Packed with vitamin C, onions can help boost the immune system and offer protection against bacterial infection.Onions are good for the heart and – in later life – may help lower cholesterol.Eating onions can boost your baby’s iron absorption from other foods.
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