Thursday, September 30, 2010

B-healthy and B-well from Stonyfield

The cold season started and my yogurt is not setting firm every time. So Iam back to flavored yogurts. By now the kids have been eating yogurt every. single. day. For over a year. They are still not sick of it, but in terms of flavor they don't perk up at new ones anymore.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Kashi blackberry graham bars

Yet another 'cookie' the twins like very much. These are great while out-and-about too.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Barbara's fruit and yogurt bars

The twins see their father grab breakfast bars almost every other morning. So of course they want to try them too. Since they don't like granola-like texture right now, I have been buying soft cereal bars and passing them off as cookies.

Whenever they want a 'cookie' I break up a bar and give them a piece each. They are happy and I try to tell myself that they are not actually cookies so we are OK.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Annie's whole wheat bunnies

Mandy of twin trials and triumps mentioned that her twins like Annie's bunnies. So on the next grocery run I picked some up. Made with organic whole wheat these are actually smaller than I thought and the twins took to them immediately.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Banana cookies from Gerber

Yes it's from Gerber and is a toddler food but still…… these banana cookies have fructose and sugar (but still manage to keep the sugar to 2 grams per serving,) no fiber, and are made with bleached flour (enriched though.) Really a mixed bag but the twins really like them and I only offer them when they are especially fussy.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Fruit nibbles from Beech Nut

These are nothing like gummy bears or jujups. The texture is quite pleasant and the kids like them a lot.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Soy crisps from GenSoy

These soy crisps from GenSoy are a great alternative to rice cakes, for both taste and nutrition. The adults in the house liked them but the twins would have nothing to do with them. It could be that they are a bit too hard for the kids.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Apple pie, no added sugar

I do bake - having said that Iam not messing with an American classic. I came across recipes for apple pie with no sugar added but just did not have the heart to try them. Also, I didn't think anyone in the house would eat them either.

So, when I saw this no sugar added apple pie from Shaw's, I had to bring it home. First off, I thought the pie needed a bit more baking - the crust was pasty and light colored. Half of us liked it (me, my daughter) while the other half did not.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Colorful goldfish from Pepperidge Farm

I introduced goldfish to the kids a few times with no success - till now. These colored goldfish from Pepperidge Farm are a big success especially since they are learning to identify colors. I will plop a handful each in front of them and shout out a color. They take great pride in finding and eating the right colored ones.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Yoga chips

Yoga vive? I rolled my eyes at the name but decided to try them because they are the very rare 'one ingredient' products. Using a special drying process, yogavive has managed to make apple chips.

The kids really like them and so do the adults. I see these as a staple in the house for a long time. Also, I will keep an eye out for new products by the company.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Mozzarella stix from Alexia

Since the kids like string cheese and eat them everyday (and sometimes multiple times a day) I decided to try a variation and bought these mozzarella sticks.

Both of them rejected them right away. On a hunch I peeled off the breading and bingo! Iam starting to notice a pattern - they don't like stuff that has a 'fried' texture.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Vegetable cutlets from Deep Foods

Another miss - Iam not sure whether it was the texture (large vegetable pieces, and breading) or the spiciness. All the adults in the house like these vegetable cutlets from Deep Foods but the kids have not warmed up to them yet.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Ian's fish sticks

The kids eat fish poached and baked. They have a love-hate relationship with fish and so I wanted to see if deep fried would do the trick. No luck, but once I separated the fish from the breading, they ate some of the fish pieces.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

String cheese from Sorrento

The twins like cheese. They will eat string cheese as a whole meal if I let them. These are great for on the go too.