Part of my frustration can be linked back to the fact that I was a vegetarian for a long time. I even went through pregnancy vegetarian and pretty much through nursing as well. But in the early years darling daughter had low (but not critical) iron so I decided it would be best to incorporate some heme-based iron into her diet since it is easier to digest. Therefore, I started eating meat again since it is easier to make one meal for the whole family. But I still incorporate many vegetarian days into our weekly diet and look to meat on occasional days and on a side note, it makes dear hubby happy too. He is a carnivore.
With all that said and done, I look to eat healthy and fell in instant love with Healthy Surprise for snacks. I am on my third month and after the first month I upgraded from the Starter pack to the next size, the Healthy Pack. There is something for everyone in here and darling daughter and I excitedly open it each month. We immediately pick out a few snacks just for her and label them with her name. She isn't as keen on the nuts and some of the "odd" treats so to keep her eating healthy, trying new things, and excited I feel it is a must for her to stake her claim on nutritional snacks.
Here is what we received this month:
And healthy snacks are important as I eat five times a day and rely on nuts or fruit for my am and pm snacks. And apple, pear, or banana with almond butter rocks! And some days I get really ambitious and make some fruit chips for the family with our dehydrator.
Check them out:
|Apple, pear, or pineapple work great!|
My smoothie yesterday:
My smoothie today before blending with soymilk:
|I even got a new blender for this since mine was dying|
|Do you see the cinnamon on top?|
|A sad day....no more tomatoes|
|Lentil soup w/ chunky veggies|