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Luckily, her food is the one thing she's aggressive about. She might want a toy, or want to go somewhere, but will easily give over if I say no or if another child gets there first. But they so much as LOOK at her food and she starts making sounds and waving her arms at them and tries to put the lid back on. Hahaha!
I also try to be diligent about not sharing our food and covering it when kids come by. Not because I'm worried, so much as hungry! Plus I'm one of those moms, who brings in her coughing or snotty-nosed kid. And we generally don't get to eat much of class snack, as it usually includes some kind of baked (ie: gluten) food. So I want to make sure Baby's "snack" breakfast goes unmolested.
Wednesday, 3/27/13 -
|SunButter, organic apples, mandarin, grape halves, organic peas, brown rice and quinoa mix, organic yogurt|
Mama's Breakfast. Apparently Baby's Too...
|SunButter on brown rice cake with dried "super fruit" antioxidant mix from NatureBox, |
mandarins, organic Greek yogurt w/local raw honey
I buy local raw honey at the organic farm we get our weekly crop share at. I can feel good knowing it doesn't have carcinogens, like the Chinese honey that gets snuck through legitimate channel and ends up in the grocery stores. Plus the bees use local pollens, so eating local raw honey helps prevent my (and Z's) allergic seasonal reactions to those. Woot!
You can check out a pic I took of Baby nomming on MY breakfast here, on Instagram (follow me on your phone app - @LudicrousMama!)
Wednesday, 4/3/13 -
|Wholly Guacamole, toasted Udi's GF bagel w/low-fat cream cheese and garlic powder, |
organic blood orange, organic cucumbers, carrots, and Chioggia beets, Chobani Bite yogurt
Udi's bread products are made in nut-free facilities (their granola is not nut-free however, I discovered to my dismay after buying some specifically to be able to send with yogurt to our nut-free schools. Doh!) Chobani products are nut-free and made in nut-free facilities. Wholly Guacamole is free of the Top 8 Allergens, but I'm not sure about their facilities.
Baby's Breakfast... and Lunch and Snack...
|Mandarin, brown rice cake w/Sunbutter, chopped raisins, and hemp hearts; |
organic cottage cheese, organic frozen peas, uncured ham scraps
Baby was hard at work eating her breakfast, and managed to smear SunButter on pretty much everything at preschool.
Apparently some dairy companies put nut and fish oils in their products to source the vitamins. Wow! Something to watch out for! But foods like cottage cheese are easy to protect from the little food zombies. It's the easily-picked-up things I need to worry about!
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