I recently got an email from my friend Molly, who has two children under the age of five and is expecting their third child. I thought it was a really good question and asked if I could share it (along with my answer) on the blog. Molly graciously agreed, so here it is.
Just finished reading In Defense of Food. I saw it on your blog and found it at the library. Very interesting and well written I thought. For the last few weeks I’ve been trying to make little changes for us. More fruits and veggies, whole grains, basically trying to use less stuff from boxes and cans. I’ve given myself a “mandatory” fruit and veggie weekly budget that I “have” to spend. Just having yummy options to snack on is helpful for me. I’ve found that cutting/peeling all at once and using tupperwares helps me be able to grab good snacks for Will and Kate. If I had to cut/peel every time they wanted a snack I’m sure I’d get annoyed and lazy.
I have a question though. I’m thinking about the fats/oils that I use. We’ve never used margarine. I tend to use butter the most. Vegetable and corn oil seem to be out, right? Olive oil is ok, right? All I have right now in the house is butter, vegetable oil, and olive oil. What do you use? And along with that question, what do you use for salad dressing? Will eats carrots and celery and occasionally peppers if he has ranch dressing. Do you have any alternative suggestions to ranch dressing? I’m going to try to make some non-spicy hummus for him.
Sorry to bug you with questions! Thanks!
And my answer:
Enjoying the journey,