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post #41 of 51

http://www.amazon.com/Emergen-C-ElectroMIX-Packets-36-Count-Pack/dp/B001E5E114

 

Why stuff that does not require a can opener? Are you still stressing about bpa?

post #42 of 51
Another thought for you, might sound silly, but what about baby food pouches (Sprout or whatever) -- they don't have lots of extra ingredients, they are nutritious, readily prepared, easy for a kid to open, and last a long time. I don't know if they are all pureed or if some are just mush or something, I never did baby food, but Sprout has bags on their website like:

Baked Sweet Potatoes & White Beans
Curried Red Lentils & Glazed Carrots with Jasmine Rice
Black Beans & Sweet Corn with Greens & Wild Rice

and more... and I'm sure there are other brands out there too.
post #43 of 51
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Originally Posted by catnip View Post

http://www.amazon.com/Emergen-C-ElectroMIX-Packets-36-Count-Pack/dp/B001E5E114

 

Why stuff that does not require a can opener? Are you still stressing about bpa?



Yeah, I tend to stress about carcinogens in my kids food. However, my main reason here is cans are heavy and can openers can get lost.

 

Thanks for the electromix link. A sugar free electrolyte mix. Who woulda thunk? Do you know if there are any that contain sodium?

post #44 of 51
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Originally Posted by crunchy_mommy View Post

Another thought for you, might sound silly, but what about baby food pouches (Sprout or whatever) -- they don't have lots of extra ingredients, they are nutritious, readily prepared, easy for a kid to open, and last a long time. I don't know if they are all pureed or if some are just mush or something, I never did baby food, but Sprout has bags on their website like:
Baked Sweet Potatoes & White Beans
Curried Red Lentils & Glazed Carrots with Jasmine Rice
Black Beans & Sweet Corn with Greens & Wild Rice
and more... and I'm sure there are other brands out there too.


Those are GREAT. And curry in a baby food? Who knew? My kids love curry. The website says they sell these at multiple stores around here. Can't wait to try them. Thanks.

 

post #45 of 51
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I have dehydrated foods that I made, and canned foods from my mother (jams that she made with beet sugar and no pectin for us, for example, pickled beets, and zucchini relish). We had kosher/sea salt in our emergency bin because my kids and I couldn't have corn (dextrose is usually corn sugar by the way; I haven't actually seen it from cane sugar). My son couldn't have cane sugar for 2 years (we did beet sugar, date sugar, coconut/palm sugar, honey, and maple syrup - except that my daughter couldn't do beet sugar or honey, so for a while those were out as well). And not that you're looking for candy, but Hammonds Candies in CO has candy canes that are made from beet sugar (no cane sugar, and natural coloring). Other things in the emergency bin: toilet paper, biodegradable soap, GF oats (for the kids; I can't do them), dried fruit leather, navy beans, a round of palm sugar, maple syrup, buckwheat flour, a couple cans of coconut milk, a few cans of soup for the non-allergy people, applesauce in a jar (unsweetened), a couple cans of chickpeas, capsules of clay (these are for detoxing if one of the food-intolerant people gets contaminated food)...

 

My daughter can't have beef, gluten, cow dairy. My son can't have gluten, cow dairy, soy, eggs, white potatoes. And I can't have dairy, soy, cow/goat dairy, gluten, GF oats. But that's way better than a few years ago when we were all avoiding corn too (which is in everything) and about 60-70 more foods for each of the kids.

 

I also have an emergency duffel of clothes for everybody in my car (2 outfits, 1 pjs for each person) which has come in really handy if someone gets sick, we end up staying somewhere, or someone gets wet from something. And I have a container in the car with water, wet wipes, benadryl, encapsulated clay, bandaids, a paring knife, etc.

post #47 of 51
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Wow KJ, you make our list of no-no foods sound like a walk in the park. Thanks for the info.

post #48 of 51
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Originally Posted by crunchy_mommy View Post

Another thought for you, might sound silly, but what about baby food pouches (Sprout or whatever)


Boy, I don't think that sounds silly at all!  That's a great idea for a go-bag.  I was giving these to my mother near the end when she couldn't even handle being fed with a spoon.  They have those little spouts that you can just squeeze the food into the mouth and they are quick and easy - no utensils required.  They don't have a ton of calories, but have some good nutrients and are light weight.  I have some left over and will put them in our go-bags today.  Thanks for the suggestion!

post #49 of 51
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I bought the Sprouts curried lentils yesterday. Neither my daughter nor I could eat it. There was no flavor in it. I'm going to try other flavors just in case they're better, but I was pretty disappointed.

post #50 of 51
We never did baby food withmy son, but at 4, he loves those baby food pouches.... we've never done the meals, but sometimes.he'll get a fruit or a fruit veggie mix as a treat. They're expensive though.... he hated the pears though, and I had got a bunch on clearance with a coupon. I tasted them, and they were gross, which is weird,, since we both like real pears....

I cant complain though, when he wants a pumpkin banana pouch instead of asking for candy, lol
post #51 of 51
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Originally Posted by ashleyhaugh View Post

We never did baby food withmy son, but at 4, he loves those baby food pouches.... we've never done the meals, but sometimes.he'll get a fruit or a fruit veggie mix as a treat. They're expensive though.... he hated the pears though, and I had got a bunch on clearance with a coupon. I tasted them, and they were gross, which is weird,, since we both like real pears....
I cant complain though, when he wants a pumpkin banana pouch instead of asking for candy, lol


I bought a number of the fruit and veggie baby food pouches and she can't stand any of them. She does like the applesauce crushers Trader Joe's sells. We tried some we got at Sunflower. The kids didn't like them plus they couldn't open them. I need pouches my kids can open in case there are no surviving adults.

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