I just wanted to say I really like having this thread to "chat" with other people who know what we're aiming for in terms of a healthy diet in a SAD eating world.
We were back east visiting our families for almost two weeks, and we got all out of whack, especially the first weeks. The in-laws side eats some very unsavory things IMHO. I was constantly starving trying to find something nourishing to fill the void. I ended up eating applesauce muffins just to fill up but they were with soy margarine and regular flour and it sat there like a log in my belly it felt like. They were big on canned veggies and toddler food. I'm blocking most of it out.
The second half we were in a hotel with a kitchenette and I bought some healthier foods from Trader Joe's and Whole Foods but we still ate out a lot and ate too many desserts. It's good to be home and getting back into our routine.. Not surprisingly, we got horrible colds during the trip too.
Wow, I encountered some yucky stuff our our trip visiting the extended family. It makes me happy we live so far away at these times. We'd visit and be offered food with cool whip with Splenda and things like that. I had to decide whether to just eat the things to be nice or pass on them (Cool Whip with splenda is where I draw the line LOL.) Crazy stuff that people call food nowadays... /rant
I did bring home some kefir on the plane that my mom gave me though.
I've been putting it into smoothies for DD and DH and I'm converting some to water grains for kefirized grape juice for me, which hopefully won't bother my nursling.