Calorie-Boosting Strategies

Do you have a kiddo that needs a little help in the growth department? 👶 Perhaps you’re pregnant🤰and are struggling to gain weight yourself, or maybe you’re breastfeeding and are losing weight very quickly. We all have unique nutritional needs. ❤️

Sometimes we need to add Calorie Boosters to foods to help each bite count. One simple strategy we use with our clients is adding a layer of fat/oil underneath other toppings on toast, pancakes, waffles, rice cakes, sweet potato spears, etc.

How do you know if your child needs this? Talk to your provider first! Are they worried about your kiddo’s growth? Can their growth trajectory be explained by genetic/environmental factors?

If your provider isn’t worried, keep doing what you’re doing. Some kids are smaller, and it’s perfectly normal for them. On the other hand, if your provider has expressed concern in your child’s growth it may help to try these strategies.

Nut allergy? Use sunflower seed butter or tahini {shown on top right toast}. Dairy-free? Try the @kitehillfoods cream cheese spread with coconut oil or avocado oil underneath for the third toast option.

This is just one of the many techniques we’ve outlined in our Calorie Boosters handout in our Infant and Toddler Courses! It includes SO many unique ideas and has allergen-friendly modifications. We also have included some tasty recipes! {Head to Step 5 in the Infant Course and 13 in the Toddler Course!}

We also have an entire handout for constipation strategies 💩 in Step 4 of the Infant Course and Step 13 of the Toddler Course if that’s an issue for your kiddo.

Our courses are live, meaning that you’ll always have the most updated version {and they don’t expire - as long as we’re hosting them!}. Even when we make big changes and updates, you don’t pay anything more - you’ll always have the latest and greatest! Go back and watch them again and again.

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