Nutrition Nook: What we ate

Little bug has 6 functional working teeth! So not only does it hurt like a son-of-a-x&%&# when she bites my finger, but her meals are requiring less mashing, smashing, blending, blah, blah, blah, blah crappy extra work that frankly gets a bit old after the first few months! In case you all didn’t know, I like to think I’m the Jamie Oliver of baby food and all but I’m sort of over it and would rather have baby eat what momma eats. Breakfasts we usually eat the same meal; today’s lineup was a bit like this:

Some day I promise to get a proper camera, until then live with it or get out! Anyhow, this is momma’s plate.

1 slice whole wheat toast: 1/2 with apple butter and peanut butter; 1/2 with peanut butter and smashed banana

1/3 c. of greek yogurt with fresh organic blueberries and 1 T pumkin flax granola. Sweet and crunchy from all corners of the plate!

Unfortunately the little one toddled upstairs a bit early and I didn’t have time to showcase hers, but it was almost the same.
Little bug brekkie:
1 slice whole wheat toast: 1/2 with apple butter and peanut butter; 1/2 with peanut butter and a bit of smashed banana
3oz. peach greek yogurt
1/4 sliced banana and small handful of blueberries

She always picks the ‘nanners first.

So interesting story about blueberries…I had NEVER had a fresh one until last week when I bought them! I had only tried frozen. It’s like a whole new world them bluebs. If only they didn’t cost an arm and a leg in this country to get them. I now wish I would have snagged them every week when in Spain, they were practically free there in comparison!

So I was reading about bluebs and trying to find something interesting, like really interesting about them. So Mom’s out there, this is for you! Blueberries help with “mommy brain!” Can you believe it, someone has finally found a cure for our mushy, forgetful, scattered brained brain that we acquired as soon as sperm meets egg!

Ok, so it didn’t really say THAT, but that is how I translate it!
(source) One of the most exciting new areas of research on blueberries is the area of cognitive benefits. In one study involving older adults (with an average age of 76 years), 12 weeks of daily blueberry consumption was enough to improve scores on two different tests of cognitive function including memory. While participants in the study consumed blueberries in the form of juice, three-quarters of a pound of blueberries were used to make each cup of juice. As participants consumed between 2 and 2-1/2 cups per day, they actually received a very plentiful amount of berries. The authors of this study were encouraged by the results and suggested that blueberries might turn out to be beneficial not only for improvement of memory, but for slowing down or postponing the onset of other cognitive problems frequently associated with aging.

See, just 2 1/2 cups a day (which is like $5 a day) and Mommy Brain will dissapear! You will remember you to-do list, grocery list, and what people say to you! SWEEET!

Onto baby business, we went to Storybook Island today…a first for myself, hubby and bugs. I CANNOT believe that it’s my first time going!

I think if it would have been just her and I, we would have stayed the entire day!

This is like a 7 minute drive from us and it’s free! How great is that!?

Happy Monday everyone, have a great week!

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2 responses to “Nutrition Nook: What we ate

  1. Yummy eats! And cute cute cute baby girl! I hope your guys’ transition is going well so far! Welcome back to the states!

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