ezpz Blog

Feeding Tips + Milestones

Did you know that there are developmental milestones for feeding and swallowing? We are here to help you navigate and achieve these mealtime milestones for infants (6-12 months) and toddlers (12 months-3 years). These ezpz tips should help your kiddos become independent eaters and drinkers!

ezpz Toddler Taco Bar

A DIY taco bar is a real treat for kids because it gives them some control around mealtime, which sets the groundwork for adventurous eating! Use these tips to make...

Read More

How to Introduce Oranges to Toddlers

Oranges have powerful antioxidants that can ward off illness and keep your family healthy this winter. Have you tried offering oranges to your child and they refuse to eat it?...

Read More

How to Introduce Persimmons to Toddlers

Other than decorations, nothing screams the holiday season more to me than persimmons. Have your kids tried Fuyu persimmons yet? They are a delicious fruit that is a MUST for...

Read More

How to Introduce Kiwi to Toddlers

Kiwi is a beautiful fruit that is oftentimes served around the holidays because of its festive green appearance. It is also consumed more during the winter months (flu season) since...

Read More

How to Introduce Cauliflower to Toddlers

When I suggest trying cauliflower in feeding therapy, parents explain that they have attempted it before and their kids didn’t like it. In my experience, their refusal is usually due...

Read More

How to Introduce Sweet Potato to Toddlers

The autumn harvest brings a variety of mouthwatering produce for our Thanksgiving meal. Family favorites are pumpkin, squash, kiwi, apples, pears and, of course, sweet potatoes! To get the best...

Read More

How to Introduce Pumpkin to Toddlers

A pumpkin is more than a Halloween decoration; it is a surprisingly delicious fruit! Yup, pumpkin belongs in the fruit family along with melons, cucumbers and squash. This fruit has...

Read More

Lunch Packing Ideas for Parents

It’s September, and back to school lunch packing STILL seems to be the hot topic with parents I work with. They tell me it is their biggest stressor of the...

Read More

Introducing Purees

Parents oftentimes come to me to help them safely transition their baby from breast (or bottle) to puree foods. Here are a few of the tips I provide in feeding...

Read More

How to Introduce Pomegranates to Toddlers

Pomegranates are such a beloved fall and winter food because they pack so much taste, nutrition and color with just a few sprinkles of its dark red seeds. Here are...

Read More

After School Fruit Snacks

It’s back to school time! I oftentimes see kids for in-home feeding therapy right after the bell rings, and they are starving for that after-school snack! Here are a few...

Read More

How to Introduce Figs to Toddlers

Figs are one of the first plants to be cultivated by humans. Children have been eating figs for over 11,000 years, yet I don’t meet a lot of toddlers who...

Read More

Fourth of July Picnic Foods

Whether you celebrate in your backyard or at your favorite park for the firework display, you can keep your toddler engaged this holiday with these easy Fourth of July picnic...

Read More

Celebrating National Grilling Month with Toddlers

Nothing screams summertime like grilling outside…and the month of July kicks off National Grilling Month. But we know that adding meat or any kind of protein to your toddler’s food...

Read More

Fathers are Fantastic Feeders Too!

This Father’s Day lets applaud the other fantastic feeder in a child’s life…dad! Dads play a meaningful role in influencing their children’s food preferences and shaping their feeding routine. Studies...

Read More

How to Introduce Green Beans to Toddlers

This week we are introducing green beans! This veggie is a great source of vitamins A, C, and K, plus folate and fiber. And they have a little protein too!...

Read More

How to Introduce Celery to Toddlers

When most of us think of eating celery, we usually think of dieting, which makes celery not much fun! It’s true; celery is incredibly low in calories, and parents who...

Read More

It's Time To Ditch the Tray!

As a Speech Language Pathologist and Feeding Specialist, I have to observe the child and the entire family when it comes to feeding and eating. Three of the most important...

Read More

Toddler Taste Challenge: Green Foods

Since March is National Nutrition Month and St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, this is a great time to focus on new green tastes! Not surprisingly, green is...

Read More

How to Introduce Chard to Toddlers

Chard is one of my go-to veggies because I get it in my CSA during the fall and at the farmer’s market from September to June! If you are unfamiliar...

Read More

“Lettuce” Introduce Lettuce

Research shows that lettuce is the primary veggie adults consume; for some, it’s the only veggie they eat! On average, an American adult eats about 33 pounds of lettuce per...

Read More

How to Introduce Broccoli to Toddlers

Broccoli is a nutritious veggie most parents want their toddler to eat (it is loaded with vitamins and protein too!). But it’s also a vegetable parents usually don’t model eating....

Read More

Feeding Toddlers: Nudge Don’t Judge

I work with a lot of parents on how to feed their children and encourage picky eaters to eat, and I hear about the internal struggle of wanting your kid...

Read More

How to Introduce Persimmons to Toddlers

Growing up in a military family meant I traveled a lot as a kiddo. I spent most of my younger years in Japan, where I was exposed to Japanese culture...

Read More