It's kind of like Nutella. They have this warm and fuzzy commercial that tells you not only is Nutella delicious but that it's a vital part of providing your child a healthy breakfast. Well, hold on now. A delicious cocoa, hazelnut spread that is not only good for
And I did. I went out and bought myself a jar of this manna like substance and all I can say is that anything and I do mean anything that tastes this good cannot possibly be that good for me. I probably ate the whole jar in
What the hell is this modified palm oil and why does it have to be in EVERYTHING and just how bad is it for me? Inquiring minds want to know... really!
I once knew a lady in a baby group that weaned her child straight to cows milk because formula contains modified palm oil and as a nurse there was no way she was feeding that to her 8 month old baby. I mean she's a nurse.. she should know, right?
I've googled it and one side will tell you it's a by-product that has no nutrional value at all but they have nothing better to do with it and so they toss it into our food. If that's true, I'm really, really scared. On the other hand apparent "research" says it's not harmful. Are these the same researchers that say BPH in baby bottles aren't harmful?
Let's take processed cheese. There is a darling little gal who instructs her daddy on how to make the proper melted cheese sandwich all the while assuring him how good it is for her because it has lots of calcium in it. Precious moments. Now my kids love Kraft Cheese singles and so I cling to the warm fuzzies of this commercial with all my being and tell myself that it's okay, they're getting lots of calcium and after all none of my kids have a weight issue, they are actually a little on the skinny side so what's the harm. And when my daughter comes home telling me that someone commented to her on how unhealthy that cheese was in her sandwich, I told her not to worry. Momma's looking after her and because she eats lots of fruit and other healthy things a little old processed cheese slice won't hurt it. Still... it's processed. How good for you can it really be?
What are our real options for feeding our kids these days in this world of hyper marketing? Yes, I can go back to basics and make everything from scratch and some days I do that. In the interest of saving some money and making healthier snacks I often talk myself out of buying things that I can make myself.
Let's get real though. I am often too
Well I could go on and on about this topic and probably already have too long. What are your thoughts on all this? What unhealthy foods do you feed your children? Do you feel just a wee bit guilty or could you care less about it, your kids are healthy what more is there to worry about?