Monday, June 23, 2008

Going Organic

I worked for two different health food companies for several years. A big part of my job was researching ingredients and reading food articles. I could hold a very lengthy very paranoid discussion on this topic. However I HATE HATE HATE to cook. I hate grocery shopping as well. (I know you are thinking Poor Two Fish!) All of this knowledge of healthy eating has done very little to affect the way I eat, especially now that I don't research it on a daily basis. It has however affected the way I feed Red Fish.

I've gotten a little paranoid about the food I give Red Fish. I have been trying to carefully introduce ingredients one at a time. I read all the labels and try to give her organic food with no preservatives or evil ingredients (sugar, corn syrup- who gives that to a baby anyway?, white flower, MSG, mystery chemicals etc.) She's still really little so this is pretty easy. Her current food list includes: chicken, beef, brown rice, barley, oat meal, corn, peas, carrots, sweet potatoes, yellow squash, summer squah, white potatoes (not great I know), watermelon, bananas, apples, pears, appricots, green beans, peaches, organic biter biscuits, and avacado.

I worry about what to do when she is a little bigger and I have to start feeding her real food instead of selecting a jar and giving her easy nutrition. We are going to have to change the way we eat if I'm going to continue giving her the same level of healthy food. This is going to be hard for me but I realize it's important. I keep thinking I have time to think about how to do this but time is steadily running out. Anyone have any tips on cheap/easy ways to eat healthy?


Joanna said...

one suggestion.... never introduce her to fast food (kids meals)--- that way she won't beg for it- or the toy! :)

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