Munchie Monday : health nut in training

First off…what’s a Munchie Monday? Adam came up with it to be honest. He told me lots of things happen with me involving food (not in a mean way) and I’d probably always have something to write about. So I’m doing Munchie Monday as a day to write about anything food related…maybe a recipe I like, maybe a food flop (which happens…oh, I don’t know like every week), maybe something about Emerson’s food…just whatever! No rules! My favorite way to do things! πŸ˜‰ Oh, and I will do this as consistently as possible but let’s be real…I’ll skip a few.

So secondly, I am nowhere near a health nut. I am however trying to learn more about making snacks and other foods at home instead of buying so many processed foods. A lot of my practice is on snack type foods (snackies) because Emerson will be eating them in the future but I have a while to perfect them before I get a very honest consumer. I also make his baby food (as I have mentioned before) and am trying out other things as I go. So why do all of this? It’s a lot of work! For one it’s actually WAY cheaper! My favorite home made snackie at the moment is granola bars and I can make the equivalent of two store bought boxes for less than a dollar, and they taste so so yummy! Also, it’s great to get all of the “extras” out of his food. I know they won’t kill him but I also know it’s better for him not to have them. Our fave site currently for tons of homemade snacks, baby food, and even adult meals is Weelicious . It rocks, check it out if you haven’t. You should also check out our current favorite granola bars at my friends blog here . She does a recipe round-up every now and again (which is how you can find the gb since I don’t know how to do the link that way) and has some yummy recipes!

Other health nut-ish things…

We eat LOTS of veggies and not quite so much meat, cheese, carbs, and sugary stuff! There was a time I didn’t think you could make a meal without that stuff AND some sugary dessert, and casseroles, pot pies, pasta, and sweets were a staple! I am learning how to cook with veggies I never knew about and I love it! haha Like I said we are NOT really health nuts but we certainly don’t eat junk too, too often anymore. Well..Adam has his bag of chips and a pop now and again but he has even jumped on board with healthiness! And I personally have developed such a liking for veggies that many times I crave a sweet red pepper or carrots as a snack instead of chocolate now….but not always. πŸ˜‰ And sometimes Sonic happy hour is still calling my name…. Hey, it’s all about a moderation.

I think some of our main things that we do are with Emerson while he is little. We want to establish a healthy eater and THEN bring other things into the mix. We aren’t anti pop or anti candy forever, but for now it’s a NO. NO. NO. He’ll get good, healthy snacks for while and later on we will add the other stuff…well, pop might be a longer wait but eventually he can have a little here and there.

I suppose the last thing is the big organic craze. I’d love to jump on this band wagon but let’s just be honest, it’s a bit (a lot) pricey! I have learned there are certain ways to save when buying organic and certain things that aren’t worth the $. Other than that I’m still checking into it and currently still looking at the organic milk and eggs with sticker shock. Got any good tips for me? I did find a few here after searching the term “organic” on this blog. She gives lots of tips on how to save! I also have found at our local grocery store that many organic veggies that they don’t sell enough of go on “managers special”. They are still look perfect and are SUCH a steal. I got a pack of 4 red bell peppers for 99 cents the other day! I was pumped. (anyone else get a little too excited about a good deal?)

Anywho, that’s how we are becoming very lax “health nuts”.

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Have a Happy Monday!

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2 thoughts on “Munchie Monday : health nut in training

  1. Oh I am going to love Munchie Monday!! πŸ™‚ So glad to know you guys like the granola bars! You’re wise to keep the junk away from E while you can while also recognizing that you can’t avoid it 100% forever. I kept junk food far far away from Noah as long as I possibly could (and still there are MANY junk foods he has never had). And even though he gets treats often now, he still has a taste for the good (healthy) stuff and actually likes it, and that’s what he eats most of the time. I’m a “most of the time” kind of person for sure–for myself and my kiddos! Nothing wrong with treats if you eat healthy when you can. It has been much harder to keep junk away from Sam since big bro gets Happy Meals, pizza, and fruit snacks at times, but I am trying! You’ve inspired me to try harder πŸ™‚
    Longest comment ever! Sorry!

  2. kristinsauer

    I make the granola bars WAY too often! ha They’re delicious! πŸ™‚

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