so proud of my Grace today. She is turning into a little Grokling. Today she donated all of her processed food to friends and survived on fruit, cheese, and meat. She even ate bacon! Berries n cream for breakfast tomorrow, followed by grocery shopping. I think if I let her have a voice in what we buy, she will continue to turn into a nice little Grokling
Most impressive action today: She actually took pizza at lunch (which she asked for) and dumped it into the trash, unprompted, after 2 bites. I think that's kind of a huge deal for a 2yo!
I got all excited by the title there for a moment!
I'm glad to hear you're making such great progress with her. Real foods have so much more flavor once your tastebuds aren't completely dulled by processed stuff...you may find she likes all kinds of new things. And who wouldn't like bacon. I find I can get people who hate vegetables to eat all sorts of things if I cook it with bacon.
BTW, I remember you saying you might try to make a Costco run if you find someone with a card...if you do, I strongly recommend the frozen "wild" blueberries that they carry. They're much smaller than the normal ones and really intensely flavored. I bet Grace would love them!
Il faut vivre et non pas seulement exister.
yeah, i was going to respond to the costco thing in the other thread, but the information that i heard is that they are starting to bring in more organics and more pasture raised stuff (even if grain finished), so that can help a bit with the cost.
also, can i recommend forgoing expensive disposable products for home cleaning? for example, paper towels are needless and wasteful. I don't know if you use them or not, but i ended up saving a lot of money and being able to spend that on food. For some reason, those get lumped into people's food bill. other things like those sanitary wipes -- by chlorox or whatever. yeah, all kinds of things like that. if you simplify the cleaning down to the essentials (i have two scrub brushes, two rags, one kind of all purpose cleanser, and i do buy the magic eraser for emergency stuff like crayons on the walls), you'll be amazed at how much less you spend on paper goods. I use kitchen rags for kitchen spills (old t-shirts!), and i use cloth napkins for napkins. and i just wash them with the towels and sheets once a week. it works out great, i swear to you. and saves us a fair bit of money.
I use baby wipes like crazy, and occasionally clorox wipes for my food scale. We use magic eraser for our calendar in the kitchen (it's big, with all of our dinners for each night of the week, as well as events)
We don't buy a whole lot of cleaning supplies. Just when we need them (ie: dish soap, laundry detergent, strong cleaner). I'm thinking cutting out all the processed stuff will help us find a happy balance.
Thanks for all the tips. Sorry for getting you excited at the title, I tried to change it after I posted it, LOL.
Haha, even I got excited by the title. Congrats on your little one turning into Grokling.