I know right? Why on earth would I feed my kid frozen meals with all those “ingredients” and sodium? Well, I didn’t…and don’t plan to. But no shade if that’s your thing. When I was given the opportunity to try frozen meals by Luvo I was skeptical. I definitely checked out the website before committing. Obviously I was impressed enough to accept the offer and I’m so glad I did!
I was able to read the entire package without pulling out my science dictionary and the nutritional facts didn’t make me feel like I’d need a lifetime prescription for HCTZ post consumption. Was that too much medical jargon? My bad. Anyhoo, after reading the packaging and website I was a bit concerned about taste. Could a freezer meal that’s not terrible for you actually taste good? I had to wait and see.
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If you know me you know I’m all about natural and organic food for the girl. I made 90% of her baby purees and I attempted to make her some snacks. So naturally I headed over to Pinterest for some ideas. I saw a simple recipe for Applesauce Bites and I had the ingredients on hand and decided to give it a try. I was really confident going in and then…
So that is a before pic. I used my fave brand of baby food applesauce, cinnamon and some rolled oats I ground into oat flour because why buy baby and adult oatmeal? I don’t have the fancy pastry thingy the original recipe creator is using so I just rolled them into little balls with my hands. As I rolled each ball I placed it on a cookie sheet and baked for 10 minutes on 325F as instructed. B didn’t look too thrilled but I was making them for Camille and really wanted this to work.
It didn’t work. Those little balls were dry as hell! I added more applesauce than recommended because the mixture was a little dry but that still didn’t help. The taste was good but I was scared my little baby would choke. Before I could mash them up, add more wet ingredients and try again B chucked them and told me better luck next time and I did good for trying. Did I ever try again? Nope. Time is limited around these parts y’all. I did what moms with little time do. I asked around and in a Facebook mom group, cruised the baby food aisle at Target, read the ingredients and picked one. I settled on Baby Mum Mums. Camille loves them and I can read and understand the ingredient list. #WinWin
I thought I’d switch it up a bit today and take you in my kitchen. Well, that was the plan but the pics chose not to cooperate. Anyhoo, today is all about the only green smoothie that my baby likes. In the first trimester I tried several, some worked, others, not so much. By the second trimester I kinda gave up on green smoothies. Now in the third trimester I’ve found one that works and I drink it almost daily.
As most people say “this recipe should work in any blender”, I have to disagree. To get a smooth smoothie you need a blender with some power. My preference is the Vitamix! I ab-so-lute-ly love it! You don’t need one this powerful per se, but power is needed. Before I got a Vitamix, I used the NutriBullet. Loved that too! Now, down to business.
So there you have it, the only smoothie Baby and I can stand to drink on a regular basis. If you have any smoothie recipes you would like to share, please do! I’m an avid smoothie drinker and plan to get back to trying different recipes when I’m no longer sharing my taste buds.
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