How The Baby Eats Better than Me (and why she eats organic – mostly).
Until a few years ago, I really had no idea about organic food. I grew up in England, where there are much more strict rules on GMOs in farming so it had never been a big deal. After coming to Canada, I’ve been taught a great deal about what goes in (and on) the crops making up the food here in N. America.
Skipping the school lesson, (The EWG has lots of info if you’re interested) I wanted to make sure my daughter is getting the good stuff. Price is obviously a key factor too, which is why I really like the pouches by Plum Organics or Baby Gourmet. They’re around $1 per sachet and are full of the organic fruits and veg that a growing small person should be having. Also, they’re awesome when she’s up in the Ergo or on a drive where you can’t pull over to feed. There’s always the fussy-drive baby who might be yelling because she’s bored. For just such an occasion, there’s Love Child rice cakes. They have the same nutrition as a regular rice cake (so not much) but they’ll give you a couple minutes peace.
I’ve noticed that when she has too many of these throughout the week, she won’t want any non-sweet food. So her meals are often reheated frozen portions of pasta sauce with beef and vegetables, or cauliflower mac and cheese, of which I lost the recipe, so made it up. I hope she eats it as I made about 20 meals worth.
While I try and give her the best, I rush around, stuffing chunks of bread or any leftovers in my face, while cooking her quinoa or opening some delicious looking meal. And I’m pretty sure that milk I just chugged has gone bad.
Eating organic just isn’t feasible a lot of the time. So if I can’t find, grow, or buy it, then I just try and find a brand that I trust.
Now she’s gone to bed (more on sleep-training later), I’m going to put my feet up, with a fudgicle and the dregs of the wine.