Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Yippee for Real Food!

I know I have talked at nauseum about how real people deserve real food, but I think about it so much these days I believe it's becoming my new crusade.  I am picturing in my head food for g-tube fed people with complete nutrition, ready to eat (though the g-tube).  Like baby food on steroids, only fresher, better.  A REAL alternative to formula from pharmaceutical companies.  Hmmm....  (and just to clarify, I'm not talking about babies drinking formula, I am talking about 5 year olds, 15 year olds, 50 year olds getting their nutrition solely from formula... believe it, it happens.  In fact, it's the norm.)

Anywho, yesterday I made sweet Dominic spinach, broccoli, green beans, apples, pears, and red bell pepper.  We got the OK from his GI doctor to start introducing foods with sucrose, hence the apples and pears.  I use as many organic ingredients as I can (Costco is great for this) because sweet man is having enough issues without introducing all those pesticides.  I roast everything I can because it makes it taste better, in case he burps it up, and steam the rest.  Here's some pictures from yesterday...

I freeze the baby food until it's ready to eat to keep it fresh

Naughty man likes to grab at his tube... and often makes a mess when he pulls it out

"Stop taking pictures mom!"

1 comment:

  1. I was given your blog by Alice of Therapy 2000. She saw me today with a bag of food for my son Jack and asked me what brand it was (the color was probably weird to her). When I told her it was table food, she got very excited and talked about you. I, too, refused to accept that Jack had to be condemned to Pediasure (or even Compleat) for the rest of his life. Jack now has the best diet in the house!

    A little about me: a mom of 6 and teacher at St. Cecilia Catholic School. You can read more about my family at, but I have not updated in a VERY long time: life has become too hectic.

    I would be happy to talk to you about this if you would like.