Posts about Food and Drink
personally, diet cranberry juice has done WONDERS for me. i used to drink tons of water before meals to try and make myself feel fuller sooner and it never really worked. but for some reason, a cup of diet cranberry juice will make me full really quickly. it’s kind of crazy to me because i hardly ever really feel full. it comes in different flavors too like cranberry grape, cranberry cherry, cranberry pineapple, etc. my favorite is cranberry pomegranate. it also has barely any calories! i’ve found it to be really helpful on my journey and i’m hoping to get more recommendations for other food/drinks that have really helped others!
A lot of makers of kids’ lunchboxes and water bottles stress that they use “food-safe, BPA-free” materials, which I understand is better than just regular plastics but also may still pose some danger or chemical leaching and/or micro plastics shedding. I just don’t know HOW concerned to be.
This comes up for me because my 5yo is starting kindergarten and really wants the lunchbox that matches her new backpack, and it’s made of BPA-free materials, but they have a stainless steel lunchbox that I would prefer but it doesn’t match her backpack (both Bentgo, if it matters). I think the stainless is safer, but she really wants the one with the matching print, and I can’t tell if I’m being too-cautious.
I’d say I’m medium-cautious in general. I use stainless steel water bottles and silicone plates/containers as much as possible, for example, but I’m not upset that all of my MIL’s cups are cheap plastic and I’ll re-use plastic takeout containers as many times as possible. I wouldn’t call myself a granola-mom, I’m just…y’know…constantly anxious that our current plastics use may cause cancer in my kids by adulthood. It’s fine.
If you had to choose one fictitious Simpsons food item to eat/drink for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Gummy Venus de Milo
Ned's 5 alarm chili, which is 2, 2.5 alarms at best as he just wanted to be a big man in front of the kids