I’d like to thank SpoonfulOne for sponsoring this post.
When I look at pictures of my firstborn, Evan, I can recall vividly what life was like during those days. As a new mom, I felt that it was my duty and privilege to try and give him a healthy start in life.
Because I know that so many of you are parents, I wanted to tell you about product that I feel is so important to share. It’s called SpoonfulOne, and it’s a daily food mix-in that gently trains your child’s immune system and reduces their risk of developing food a allergy. Developed by a pediatrician, allergist and mother of five, this gentle powder makes it easy to regularly feed all the foods most commonly associated with food allergies, beyond just peanuts.
I’ve seen and heard SO MUCH about food allergies in my community, school, and church, and I know that it can be not only challenging for families but downright scary at times.
While my kids don’t have food allergies, I do want to make the most out of early nutrition by taking a proactive approach.
SpoonfulOne has all the foods most commonly associated with food allergies including: peanut, tree nuts, milk, egg, fish, shellfish, wheat, soy and sesame. It even has the pediatrician-recommended dose of Vitamin D!
I like the idea of leveraging a diversity of foods early to help train my child’s immune system, since 77% of people with a food allergy are allergic to something other than peanut.
When I was first introducing solids to Evan and Kara, I knew that those first food introductions during their infant and toddler years were so important in helping them develop healthy eating habits.
Just like we train our children’s taste buds to appreciate certain flavors, SpoonfulOne can help gently train your child’s system through early and consistent introduction to different foods.
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology recommended that babies begin eating foods from all commonly allergenic food categories around 4 to 6 months of age, and the science and recent studies have only continued to support this finding. (Source)
I received a few samples of SpoonfulOne, and decided to incorporate a packet into some mashed avocado.
You can begin using SpoonfulOne when solid foods are introduced at 4 to 6 months. Mashed avocado was one of my daughter’s favorite first foods, and I thought it would be a great way for me to give the product a taste!
After sprinkling the packet of SpoonfulOne into the mashed avocado, it took only a few stirs to fully incorporate it into the mixture.
My mashed avocado maintained it’s smooth and creamy texture, and I could barely taste the product. It has an extremely subtle and pleasant flavor that won’t be detected by children.
Not wanting to waste a perfectly good mashed avocado, I actually ended up spreading it on some toast and eating it for a snack! :)
Including food allergens early and consistently just makes sense in today’s world. SpoonfulOne comes in single-serve packets, providing you with an easy and convenient way to include all common allergenic foods into your child’s everyday feeding routines. Plus, it’s made from real foods and contains no preservatives, no artificial sweeteners or flavors, dye-free, no high-fructose corn syrup.
Click here to learn more about how to gently introduce common food allergens to your child’s immune system with SpoonfulOne. Also, be sure to follow me on http://instagram.com/dearcrissy“>Instagram and check out my recent SpoonfulOne post where you can enter to win a 12-month supply of SpoonfulOne.