Thursday, March 11, 2010

Featured Blog-Feeding 10 for Under $10.00

March 11th, 2010

Mom-Stuff ’s featured Mom blogger, Jamie. the PolkadotMommy, has a new blog. It is Feeding 10 for Under $10.00. It’s a newer blog focusing on whole foods on a budget… Nothing to do with being gluten free, which is one of her other blog Looks Good in Polka Dots. WOW this talented mom is busy!   I love this new blog. Make sure you visit and tell Jamie thanks for sharing with us. She is such a great resource for all of us moms.

I’m a Mama to five, and one giant St. Bernard, Earthquake… I also do in home daycare. Hubs  spends his day developing shoes. He travels the world over and prays I don’t blog about him. We are Catholic Christians. We are Republicans who believe in moderate-conservative views while holding strong beliefs toward Environmental Responsibility. I drink complicated coffee. I follow USDA nutrition guidelines. We eat organic and naturally. We try to avoid processed foods and all things artificial. My food budget goal is to limit our meal expense to $10.00 per meal. We are generally feeding 7-10 people at each meal. I’ve recently started working toward a traditional diet to improve overall health and reduce our grocery costs

Things We Eat Raw
I’m all for a more raw diet… afterall, there is no disputing that fresh food is good for you.  That said… I’m a moderate Mama and believe that 50-75% raw is a great way to go.
For 50% raw, just make sure half of your plate at each meal is raw.
To reach 75% add raw snacks.
Simple, No?
Things we eat raw:
Fresh fruit
Fresh veggies
Nuts & nut butters
Ice pops (that’s another post)
Dehydrated (under 106 degrees F) fruits, veggies, seed crackers/tortillas, and fruit leathers
Things I have no desire to eat raw:
Any recipe that requires multiple expensive ingredients
Kelp pasta
Faux anything
I often make pancakes or french toast for breakfast.  My children, like most, would eat until their belly aches if I let them.  So, we have a two rule.  Everyone gets two pancakes or two pieces of french toast.  The rest of breakfast is fresh fruit.  I slice up apples, oranges, bananas, etc… to fill them up.  Difficulty level to reach 50% raw- EASY
At lunch time, I serve a portion of pasta, sandwich or other “main” dish.  Then I add a large green salad, sliced fresh veggies (carrots, broccoli and snap peas are popular) and slice up some more fruit.  Difficulty reaching 50% raw- EASY
For snacks, enjoy a frozen ice pop (raw), bananas and almond butter, veggie sticks and dip, or a smoothie.  Difficulty reaching 100% raw- EASY (We try for one raw snack and one regular snack a day)
At dinner,  my husband wants MEAT.  I’m not much of a meat eater myself, but I can appreciate the need for a good protein.  Everyone eats a larger portion of the “main” dish at dinner alongside fresh garden salad, veggie sticks, fresh fruit salad (with a little real whip for dessert).  Enjoy a small glass of fresh juice made from carrots, apples and oranges.  Difficulty reaching 50% raw- EASY.
The kids always want a before bed snack, this is the perfect time to whip up a raw smoothie or give them another ice pop. Visit my gluten free living blog

Looks Good In Polka Dots . Sharing our journey through gluten free cooking, becoming more environmentally responsible and raising a whole passel of children.
Thanks for visiting the Mom-Stuff Blog Tour sponsored by are so excited by your response to our tour.  We are having so much fun and making so many new friends.  This week’s mom blogger Jamie the PolkadotMommy, has been such fun to work with and to get to know better.
 The mom-team will be giving away gifts to the people who make the most comments while following the blog tour. You can make comments here, on Jamie’s Blogs, Tweeter, Facebook or other social sites. Thanks for being a part of your moms resource site. Visit Mom-Stuff for your St. Patrick’s Day ideas. We have just added a fast and easy treat bag. Perfect for St. Patrick’s gifts. Remember on St. Patrick’s Day we are all Irish!
See you again tomorrow,

1 comment:

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