Thursday, October 25, 2007

Hippie Mamma

For years I have been lovingly teasing my friend Mel about her "hippie" tendencies. She buys some organic food products for her kids, makes her own baby wipes, uses non-toxic, chemical free cleaners/shampoos/soaps etc etc etc. Well, we are both on a baby food making kick. Yesterday we spent actual mommy time talking about the various benefits of old-fashioned versus quick cooking oats. Maybe we need to get out more. Anywhoo, this morning I actually ground some whole grain oatmeal in my mini-blender, cooked it (yes, on the stove even!) and mixed it in with equal parts homemade applesauce which I made from the apples from the apple tree on our yard and home baked pureed acorn squash purchased from a farmer down the road. So, for breakfast, Avery clamped her mouth shut when offered a mixture of applesauce/squash/oatmeal. She'll be having it for lunch! Fortunately the little boys just thought they were getting applesauce oatmeal which they love! Little did they know I was sneaking a veggie in there, too! Yeah for me! That means I can feed them frozen chicken nuggets for lunch guilt free!!! :) Hey, I said Mel was the hippie, not me!

6 comments:

Tooz said...

Sounds like someone has been watching Oprah! She had Jerry Seinfeld's wife on there the other day talking about her stealth cooking, whereby she sneaks nutritious foods into the kids' goodies. Somehow, though, what you're doing sounds better than hiding spinach in brownies!

Anonymous said...

Niah LOVES her hippie baby food, Avery will too. Just think of all the other wonderful things we can grow on your little farm and feed the kids! Mel

Marie said...

That's funny, I started out as a hippie mom, making my own food for my son. I was so zealous that he turned orange from all the caroten, he was orange from about 9-18 months. Then when I had my daughter, not only was I too lazy to make my own baby food, she was too lazy to eat it. She was all about table food from the get-go.

Emily said...

Hey Tara,
If you'd like you can have a mammoth carrot cake that Grandma Marie made. That's a fun way to sneak in vegetables - make it into a cake!! It's in our freezer and if you want it Wednesday, you got it!

N'Awlins said...

Hi Tara,
I never heard of anyone else besides me who made her own baby wipes! I can identify with your friend Mel on many "hippie" fronts. Here's a tip: try the diapers that are all paper and cotton; no AGM.
Anita

NancyJones said...

IM TOTALLY LOVIN seinfelds new book! IM sneakin all kinda stuff in the food now. (veggies and fruits and stuff) my dd complains I DONT LIKE PEAAAAAAS I just smile and say ITS OK dont eat them just eat your soup bwaaaaaaaaaaahahahahaha. little does she knowwwww. she got puree peas in her. She will hate me later but for now she wil have her health hehehe