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Monday, May 26, 2008

Stroller Sleepin'

My 14 month old takes her day naps best while moving. Yesterday we had a nice 70 degree day so as she rubbed her eyes and whined, I packed her up in her pink stroller and took a slow mile long walk. 5 minutes in, she was fast asleep. Sometimes we do the car ride naps but with the price of gas, this has become an unreasonable expense. I left her in her sleeping in the stroller for another hour while I ate my lunch.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Digging for grains

Sprouted grains are the new 100% whole wheat. I bought a loaf of 4:9 non-flour bread by Ezekiel. The first week the girls ate it fine as a sandwich - admittedly it is a little bland and harder than the preservative filled loafs we are accustomed to. This week, they protested by eating the insides: turkey and cheese and forgoing the "bread". I am still a believer in sprouted grains as it makes great toast and they usually don't have high fructose corn syrup, sugar, gluten...but I am trying a different brand next time.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Are you hungry?

I have been taking this nutrition class at work that has me changing my whole frame of mind regarding eating. At this point, any changes I make can only make things better. We now eat maple syrup vs lite Ms. Butterworth, Ezkiel sprout bread vs 100% whole wheat, nested organic eggs vs non organic, more fresh veggies like broccoli, cucumbers vs frozen or can veggies and steel cut oats vs rolled oats. As our Nutritionist says, "It's expensive to be healthy and even more to be sick. " Lastly, he likes to remind us to only eat when we are hungry. I am finding that I am really not hungry often...

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