When I joined the “Real Food Challenge“, I thought that I would just end up eating the traditional, healthy diet I was raised on.
Little did I know that I would learn so much about health, nutrition and also all the rubbish disguised as “food” in our supermarkets! O_O
Apart from that, it’s been great loading up on fresh fruits and vegetables and hearing my son pipe up one day:
“I think I don’t like french fries anymore, Mummy”. Woot!!!
When he saw me cutting our usual daily dose of fruits and vegetables, he asked:
“Are you cutting oranges, Mummy? I love oranges…”. Double woot!!!
The only naysayer is our toddler. Sigh, I can’t wait for her to get past her toddler age…
Week 5: Try two new whole foods – Try a minimum of two new whole foods that you’ve never had before.
Since I have been shopping at the wet market and supermarket with TWO kids in tow, I decided to choose whole foods suitable for kids for this week’s challenge:
a) Blackberries – on sale for RM9.90 per box at Jusco
My kids don’t like berries of any kind unless they are pulverized and mixed in yogurt smoothies. I have been trying for ages to get my kids to eat blueberries and strawberries.
Blackberries? My son loved them but the toddler didn’t. 1-0.
b) Raw cow’s milk from a local Indian milkman
We were having an Indian breakfast when I saw the familiar golden milk churn outside the restaurant. Quickly, I bought two bags for RM5 each.
The Indian milkman reminded me to bring them to a boil before consuming. He was quite impressed with me and assured me that I was giving my kids pure milk that is free from any additives. That is true to a certain extent because it all depends on the cow’s health and feed…
Anyway, I’ve always spurned the idea of fresh cow’s milk thinking that it would smell but surprisingly, it didn’t! In fact, whole cow’s milk is rich and creamy. Delicious!
Definitely didn’t have the slight chemical taste that pasteurised and homogenized milk has when it’s poured out of the Tetra-Pak.
I loved it so much I gave it to the kids for their nightcap. They drank it all without any fuss although my little Anton Ego mentioned that the milk tasted a bit different. Oh yeah, this guy doesn’t miss a thing…
Here are other new whole foods we’ve tried:
1. Raw organic almonds – LOVE
2. Edamame (soy beans although I will not encourage it unless it’s non-GM soy beans) – Love/Hate
3. Durians – HATE. Ugh!
4. Cucumbers – Love/Hate
5. Mushrooms – Slowly liking/LOVE
6. Chicken Satay – LOVE
7. Dhall curry – Love/Hate
…will add to the list as we go along. I am so happy with our healthy eating adventures