Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Have you ever shopped at Whole Foods and went to buy already grilled chicken because you hate cooking chicken and then the lady puts the sticker on and it's EIGHT DOLLARS for two tiny pieces of chicken and you say eff it because you REALLY hate grilling chicken? Yeah, I never do that either....

Anyways, I recently bought the book The Paleo Kitchen to help B & I eat healthier (when we can) and just to get some new recipe ideas-- they talk about something called the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 which I had never heard of.  Dirty Dozen foods you should buy organic because they are high in pesticide. And the Clean 15 is the best foods to buy un-organic. And then I saw the same thing on Dr. Oz and since I listen to everything he says, I totally crossed over to the organic side.

Recently after months of struggling with Cash liking almost nothing, I made a vow to him (and myself) that I would start cooking good healthy meals that would hopefully transform him from the pickiest eater ever to a toddler who loves all kinds of food. I've done a ton of research and the most important thing I learned was this:  It's the parents job to offer a good and healthy variety of foods. Yes, maybe you put chicken on their plate night after night after night. And they never take a bite. But eventually they WILL. And that piece of broccoli. And that piece of apple. Leave them on their plate and do not give up. It's a long process and it's my job to make sure healthy options are always there. And if you are reading this and your toddler eats everything in sight, then I hate you. Kind of.

My go to lately is making a green smoothie for C when he gets home from school and let me tell you he devours it then asks for more!! For me it's a great way to know he's getting a lot of good-for-you stuff in one drink especially if he hasn't eaten much that day. What I do:

In a blender, I put:
  • 3 handfuls of fresh spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups of frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup of vanilla almond milk
  • 2 spoonfuls of plain greek yogurt

 I pour it in a ''Take and Toss'' cup with the straw. He LOVES feeling like he's drinking out of an adult cup instead of a sippy.

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