Things I Love Thursday: Chicken Nuggets (*GASP!*)
In an attempt to find foods that my toddler can pick up on her own – and still get fat into her diet (that girl would eat bread all the live-long day), I have resorted to chicken nuggets.
Yes, I just wrote that.
Thankfully, there are healthier choices out there. And Costco comes through for me these days. Thanks to other moms I know who are trying to be health conscious for their kids, I found out about Yummy brand chicken nuggets. I read the ingredient list, and it’s not only passable, but it also has flax in it (granted, it’s the last ingredient, but it’s THERE!).
Now, I don’t have a super picky eater every day. Sometimes she eats whatever I give her (picture swiss chard today – I was in heaven). But I’m very pregnant and looking for quick options for her when I just don’t feel like cooking. And I feel good about these.
Plus, I love them. Okay, I’ve only fixed them once, but honestly, I think I was “fixing them for her” but really just wanted them for myself.
Isn’t that part of the joy of parenting – the cycle of foods? You get to eat grilled cheese and pb & j and chicken nuggets all over again?
I never, ever thought I would have chicken nuggets on hand. But I underestimated good brands of these kinds of foods – and I greatly underestimated my own ability to cut corners and need fast, easy meals – both right now, but especially when the little baby arrives in 3 weeks.
Chicken nuggets it is! It’s all about balance, people, and sometimes I am just trying to balance my sanity.
For more ideas and links to great things other bloggers love, visit Diaper Diaries – plus, she’s great, too.