March 29, 2010

Food Revolution

Ok - the stuff we feed our kids is crap. Well - I AM trying and I didn't KNOW chicken nuggets you get in the store were that NASTY.

So - stay tuned! Big changes are afoot! Can I get my kids to change?

I will not purchase McDonalds for my kids anymore.
I will try very hard not to buy items w/high fructose corn syrup - I already TRY to do this, but it's hard - I am going to make more of an effort to hit Trader Joe's for stuff instead of Harris Teeter.
LESS SUGAR - well - after Easter. With their daddy gone, I cannot give them an Easter basket that disappoints. I can't do it.

Other suggestions??? They usually hit 4 servings of fruit a day + adequate organic milk and adequate protein.

HELP ME! What else is lurking in my pantry that is bad (aka. Chicken nuggets!!) that I need to know about? How does one know these things?

3 comments:

UCL said...

We have started using agave syrup lately. It is amazing what is so bad for you. The sweet tea at Mcdonalds uses 4 pounds of sugar for one container.

Anne said...

I'm on a "less processed, more natural foods" kick these days. It seems that the more we "touch" our food, the less nutritious it becomes. Of course, trying to keep to that during a chaotic is hard to do.

Have you seen Tyson's "All Natural" chicken nuggets - they claim "100% all natural (No artificial ingredients. Minimally processed). 0 g trans fat per serving. No preservatives. No fillers". I know the "food service" or regular cheap nuggets and chicken patties are horrible for you...but what about those?

toddlerplanet said...

It is tough! Anything packaged has a point against it -- like mac and cheese with powdered cheese -- but that does make it harder to cook, doesn't it?

The worst is fast food. I know, there's a lot to learn!