Monday, March 5, 2012

Clean Food Challenge- Day 5

I feel like I'm somewhat hitting the homestretch here.  Today was pretty good as far as eating real food was concerned.  I was home all day with little man so everything I ate was real food that we had purchased this weekend from the store.  

For lunch I tried natural peanut butter with honey on whole grain bread with flaxseed.  I don't know why I had never tried peanut butter with honey before, but goodness does it taste awesome!  I feel like with a little bit of honey added to the peanut butter, I can just skip the jelly, which is probably good, because I couldn't find any at the grocery this weekend that didn't have some sort of junk in it.  That surprised me a lot actually, because even when I looked at jam or preserves, there still were a ton of odd ingredients.  I initially thought that it would just be fruit in some sort of sugary syrup, canned, so not too many extras, but I was way off on that one.  

Dinner was simple, but good, as I made stir fry with lots of veggies and rice for me, lots of chicken, veggies, rice, and mushrooms for DH & little man, and a little organic tamari to give it some flavor.  We also splurged on some bakery-made cupcakes for dessert, seriously amazing.  

Of note, we did also switch over some of little man's foods this weekend as well.  Previously, we had been giving him all organic baby foods, organic smoothie ingredients, and trying to make all his table foods as organic as possible.  However, we had been feeding him Gerber and Meijer puffs, yogurt melts, and crunchies.  We all know of my love of Meijer, and they carry a store brand of each of these that was cheaper than Gerber.  Our local Meijer doesn't carry any of the organic versions of the starter finger foods.  On a recent trip to Target, however, we found that they did carry organic versions of all their baby/toddler finger foods.  A few of the products that we purchased from Target were:

Little man LOVES the broccoli, cheddar, and kale crunchies (or as their brand calls it, munchies).  I'm pretty sure he has already eaten at least half of the container in the one day we've had them.  Happy Tots does add some vitamins and minerals, but other than that, they have all real food, organic ingredients as well.  

That about sums it up for me tonight, but if you haven't already, head over to the new facebook page and show me some love.  And if you have a few, check out how some of the other bloggers are doing on the challenge:

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