Scientists officially link processed foods to autoimmune disease

When we talk about processed foods, let’s start with mainstream commercial baby food (organic & non-organic) and move on up…

It has been undeniable true for decades that people who eat overly processed foods habitually suffer from higher rates of obesity, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, type 2 diabetes and the list goes on and on, statistic shows more than a third of all cancers can be easily linked back to diet. Diet related chronic diseases are amongst the top killers in America today and that is a fact sad but true.

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We all know a few people who have seen dramatic change to their overall health by a simple change of diet from processed to fresh wholesome toxin free foods but it is nice to have a good scientific evidence to support what some of us have been talking about.
What is frustrating to me as a mother and a nutrition expert is the fact that not enough emphasis is put towards educating parents about processed foods. Oh goodness! The misconception of processed foods is causing the most harm in our communities today.

Can’t tell you how many times a parent has told me, ‘we feed our family all organic foods how can my baby be sick all the time’ junk food is junk food regardless if you are paying premium for it. Mainstream commercial baby food is one of the most processed foods on planet Earth, food is cooked with an 18months- 3 years shelf live, common sense tells us these type foods are not as nutritious as freshly made food and yes now we have science to support it..

For article click here

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Food is healthcare & medicine is sick-care

it is the simple reason why chronic and deadly diseases continue to grow at an alarming rate despite the fact that we live in the most affluent country in the world with top notch physicians.


Medicine is not health care and will never be.

 We need to try our hardest to train our kids to love foods that sustain health, it could be a battle with some kids but it is worth the effort. So many illnesses and chronic diseases are preventable.
 Let’s continue to support each other, life is worth living vibrantly not always in a sick bed.

Feeding our kids fresh organic foods like vegetables, fruits, whole grains beans etc along with grass-fed beef, wild-caught fish that are minimally processed prevent cancer and even block cancer growth. It also strengthens their immune system, protects them from diabetes, heart disease, obesity and maintains vibrant skin and strong bones to list a few. Healthy wholesome foods shouldn’t be an option at our homes, it should always be the first choice. We have to start believing in the old adage that we are what we eat and our kids what we feed them.

I know  jar/can  foods are so easy and convenient but our kids are paying a huge price with their health for this type of convenience , it just cannot sustain health.
Love, light and good health
Chief Yummy Officer


Fresh easy homemade organic finger foods for babies.

When it was time for our son to start finger food.. I knew it was an opportunity for me to help him with his fine motor skills, encourage and prepare him for self-feeding and subsequently table food.


I knew finger foods was a fantastic gateway to the world of real foods and another perfect chance to  continue advancing his taste buds towards unadulterated wholesome foods.

It was an opportunity for me to connect all his senses with his  food, helping him experience the different smells, texture, taste etc.. To see the look on his little face when he saw a carrot and watched his expression from trying to hold the little piece to finalllllllllllllllllllllly getting it into his little mouth, then the realization that though it looked like the other orangey food he had before it tasted completely different was always priceless..

I also knew how tinny his tummy was and  the fact that he can only take so many bites a day so  I made sure every tiny bite was chockfull of nutrients .

The sky is the limit when it comes to what counts for a homemade finger food depending on how messy you want your life to be  and if the food is something baby can easily ‘gum’ down to a swallowable texture or dissolve in the mouth without ‘gum chewing’.
Here are a few of our all-time favorites , we gave our son  only homemade finger foods.. It was sometimes not the easiest thing on planet earth especially since there are so many convenient pre-package on the go finger foods but I can tell you it was truly worth the extra efforts of cleaning up a messy baby, house and cars :)

  • Banana slices
  • Avocado slices
  • Steam broccoli floret
  • Cooked peas
 (I always crushed up peas before giving to son)
  • Peeled peach chunks
  • Shredded cooked chicken
  • Cooked lentils
  • Cut up cooked brown rice
  • Cooked carrots slices
  • Small tofu slices
  • Soft chapatti pieces (thanks to Priya)
  • Cheese slices
 (real cheese)
  • Flakes of cooked fish ( cod, flounder and salmon)
  • Steam cauliflower floret

If you want to raise kids  with a healthy eating habit it starts with you proving them with healthful foods..

Note.. make sure you cut all finger foods to manageable sizes and as mentioned earlier they are foods that can be easily ‘gum’ chew by baby or it can easily dissolve  in baby’s mouth without ‘gum’ chewing.  Give foods that your baby has already eaten in pureed form to avoid unexpected allergic reactions.

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Homemade remedies for cold & cough

As kids during the cold season my mum would give us raw ginger and honey religiously every morning to keep us from getting sick. Today 40+ years later and thousands of miles away from home I am still a strong believer of homemade remedies.
My favorite during the winter months is my ginger, turmeric and raw honey brew, it works wonders for us.







Chop fresh ginger and turmeric root (about a thumb each) and pour 8oz of boiling water over and let brewed for 10 minutes. Then strain it out and add raw honey to taste. If you are not familiar with the health benefits of these super power roots look them up and your cold seasons will never be the same. What is your favorite home remedy for the cold?

There are so many healing foods full of anti-inflammatory and anti-viral compounds that will work wonders for your common cold and cough without the side effects you get from medicine, check out this fantastic list from Rodale News

Yummy Homemade Recipe for Baby’s first Christmas!

There is an innate satisfaction within us as parents that we all experience when our babies reaches each and every milestone, from something as simple as their very first smile to a huge challenge as starting solid,  baby’s first Christmas is another milestone that is celebrated with so much love and fanfare. Here is a simple recipe for you to make Christmas more memorable for your little eater.

This recipe is so easy to follow and requires very little fuss so even the most kitchen-shy mama can make this.  Make sure you roast your pumpkin, I know it takes longer but oh man the taste from it being caramelized in the oven is priceless, your precious baby will appreciate the difference in taste. This is that concentrated taste Yummy Spoonfuls babies love.










Ingredients for Baby 4-9 months

Butternut squash (1 small)
Cold pressed coconut oil (half teaspoon)
Dash of cinnamon optional

Wash, cut squash in half, scope out the seeds, pat it all over with oil, bake face down on an oiled or parchment lined sheet on 375 for 30 minutes. Turn your squash an dust it with a little cinnamon and let bake for 5 more minutes. Remove from oven and scoop out roasted squash in a bowl.


Mush up to your baby’s food texture and serve.


For babies 9-12month
Butternut squash (1 small)
Cold pressed coconut oil (half teaspoon)
Dash of cinnamon optional

Spinach –(2 cups
Onion- ( half small onion chopped)
½ teaspoon coconut oil
Piece of moist chicken / fish optional or a tablespoon of flaxseed

Wash, cut squash in half, scope out the seeds, pat it all over with oil, bake face down on an oiled or parchment lined sheet on 375 for 30 minutes. Turn your squash an dust it with a little cinnamon and let bake for 5 more minutes. Remove from oven and scoop out roasted squash in a bowl and set aside.

Sauté chopped onions in coconut oil  at medium heat until translucent and aromatic, add spinach, try not to overcook, add chicken or fish mix well and set aside  if squash is not ready.

Mix with roasted squash and blend to child’s food texture..


For the adults in the house (true story- this was lunch today)
Follow steps 1 and 2 then sprinkle some cheese and baked just to melt cheese and enjoy, want it extra sweet drizzle grade b maple syrup and enjoy.

Butternut-squash4Hope you and your baby enjoy this dish as much as we did.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Chief Yummy Officer 




What might be lurking in your baby’s cereal box!

ALERT..another baby cereal with bugs and green gooey stuff found at the bottom. .what is so sad is that baby was throwing up every time she eat her cereal but parents never could figure out what the problem was, thought it was reflux

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We saw this not to long ago with warms in cereal and mold in juice box, mamas don’t let your baby eat or drink directly from a container that you can’t see the bottom of. .you never know what might be lurking inside. To read more about this story click here

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Fighting Ebola.. we must act NOW, not later


Without saying a word, these global celebrities will make you want to take action






Ebola is devastating parts of Africa, we need to all come together and take action..  is doing a fantastic job to rallying support and accountability.. Please join their effort and sign petition here.. #EndEbola NOW! Sign here →


Two worlds, one problem: Educating women on good nutrition

Through a mist of faraway memories, I walk between the garden rows.  Large green leaves brush my bare legs, and the black earth is soft beneath my toes. Bees are buzzing in the clear, hot sun, sipping nectar from the golden pumpkin blossoms. I spot a cluster of beans dangling like ornaments in the shade beneath a canopy of heart-shaped leaves. I reach out my tiny hand and pluck a fat green bean. I take a bite. Juicy and sweet and tender, I could not have been happier if it had been candy.


My mother’s farm in Cameroon, where I grew up, was a wonderland of delights. From the time we could walk, my sisters and I followed her around as she picked corn and beans, tomatoes and pumpkin. My earliest taste memories involved stolen bites of fresh vegetables, warmed and ripened by the sun. These early experiences set my eating habits for life.
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Kale pineapple smoothie your picky eater will love!

If you are one of many parents out there blessed with a ‘picky eater’ that has a strong aversion for all things green, making fun yummy smoothies or fruity green juices at home might be another easy way to get them start enjoying the fresh yummy taste of vegetables.

Though sneaking in vegetables get your kids to eat a few of their veggies, it doesn’t address the problem of getting them to love vegetables which is an essential component of their diet. From my experience working with families I find that you get kids hooked on veggies when you serve it in a way they enjoy…



I can’t tell you how many times a ‘picky eater’ with parents emphatically telling me there is no way my child will drink that green looking stuff and the look of total disbelief when kid (ssh and sometimes adults) gulps down

If you have a baby starting solid, now is the time to train them to fall in love with the taste of veggies (take it from a parent with a son who loves raw green vegetables passionately and that includes raw slimy okra), it is easier to do it when they are younger than later. ..


With our son I made it a point to never mix fruits and vegetables to give him the opportunity to appreciate the various tastes and textures he was experiencing and a lot of my clients do the same and it works. It might take you 90 tries to get your baby to love a new taste/texture but the good news is they will eventually love it and that is so worth the effort..

Here is the recipe to make this amazing  smoothie.

At our home we prefer organic fresh produce but you are welcome to use what you have.

2 cups full of fresh pineapple chunks
1 orange  (peeled)
3 cups (packed) of kale (we do use way too much kale so you are welcome to use more or less)
1 cup of ice (optional especially if you are suing frozen pineapples)
Slice of lemon.

Blend until  creamy and serve immediately


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Yummy Spoonfuls




Halloween treats without the scary chemicals !

Whenever Halloween comes around I cringe just thinking about the amount of toxins that parents are going to unknowingly feed their kids, this my friends is what scares me about Halloween.

The contents of what is lurking in the trick-or-treat bags of your precious kids are horrific when you read some of the labels. Ingredients from synthetic dyes to artificial flavors and other ghastly chemicals which have been linked to many diseases including ADHD, hyperactivity in children and even some forms of cancer – Surrey University United Kingdom.



To be quite honest these types of dangerous treats shouldn’t be in the market in the first place let alone the mouth of our kids, the good news is we can still have fun without compromising health..

Here are my favorite sweet treats without the scary ingredients, amazing toxic chemical free treats that you can buy… I love the fact that these are free of synthetic colors, food additives, artificial flavors, preservatives, MSG and GMO

Torie & Howard
Yummy Earth
Equal exchange
Funky monkey
Glee gum
Go Natural candy
Surf Sweets
Unreal candy

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