Kristen Hamilton, author for in the kitchen, and I have teamed up for the month to bring you information, food knowledge, and recipes all revolved around organics!
I’m not completely sold on organic foods. I have never gone to the store and intended to buy anything organic for myself or husband. Now that we have a son we are buying foods for him that are organic. My husband gets the credit for bringing home the Happy Baby food. Now, we have lots of organic baby food for my son.
I also buy Stonyfield’s organic yogurt for my son. I found this yogurt from a friend and ironically I was looking at the store for yogurt for him. I couldn’t buy yogurt that was room temperature; it didn’t seem like a good idea. The Happy Baby food and Stonyfield yogurt are more expensive but my son does prefer them.
So, when we were at a healthy family expo and found a local organic delivery service we (my husband and I) started to discuss organics more. I decided that we are going to try the organic fruit delivery service and see how it tastes and if it is worth the money. So, in a way we are facing our fears or skepticism about organic foods. My first organic food box is scheduled to arrive Tuesday, October 9th. I will have a review of the box and more information about organics so that you can make your own choices about organic foods.
My first organic inspired recipe
I also took a friend’s advice and tried her recommended healthy baby cookie made with the Happy Baby food line. She is a Happy Momma and a Stroller Strides instructor that always encourages others to try new organic foods and recipes. So, I took her basics and added a few touches to make an oatmeal and peanut butter baby cookie. I’m calling them “baby bookie” because there is baby food in the recipe, it’s healthy like a bar, but it’s shaped like and looks like a cookie! thanks, Andrea!
How to make a “baby Bookie”
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup Jiff natural peanut butter (or your favorite organic)
- ½ cup Happy Baby Happy Bellies oatmeal
- ¼ cup Quaker quick oats (I’m sure you can find organic oats also)
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 package of Happy Baby pear stage 1
- In a small bowl cream the brown sugar and peanut butter
- In a separate bowl mix all the dry ingredients together
- Add the vanilla, pear, and peanut butter-sugar mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well
- Ball all the dough together with your hands and scoop with a tablespoon
- using a fork and a small amount of sugar make cross hatch marks in each cookie
- Bake on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for approximately 8 minutes; yields about 10 servings
What are your thoughts on organic foods? Do you buy them for your babies and children? What do you really want to know about organics?
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