#58: BBQ for Babies and Toddlers – Unique Food Ideas and How to Keep it Healthy and Safe

Episode art for episode: “#56: BBQ for Babies and Toddlers - Unique Food Ideas and How to Keep it Healthy and Safe”. Pictured is a man in a blue and white plaid shirt seasoning meat on a BBQ grill.

In this episode, I reveal one of my favourite ways of cooking food in the summer…it’s barbequing! I’m answering a question that has come up a few times in my DMs: “How do I keep BBQ food healthy and safe for my baby or toddler, or even for myself, from a cancer perspective?” I’ve investigated the best methods to make serving barbeque food to your baby more safe, and I’ll give you all the tips in this episode. I’ll also share with you some fun food ideas that are appropriate for both babies and toddlers.

All of the information I share today is strictly for your knowledge, and at the end of the day, you need to decide what feels best for your family. I will say that we absolutely BBQ all summer, do we do it daily? No, probably not. But I love the benefits of doing so, and truly feel good about this decision for my family. And I want you to use this information so that you can feel good about the decision you make for your family too, whatever that will be.

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HOW TO SERVE MEAT TO BABIES/TODDLERS: https://mylittleeater.com/how-to-serve-meat-to-babies-toddlers/

MORE ON BBQ FOR BABIES: https://mylittleeater.com/bbq-food

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Is BBQ safe for kids? (2:03)

Tips for keeping your baby safe (6:17)

Unique, non-meat, food ideas for the BBQ (11:06)


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