What My Picky Eater Ate This Week

My picky eater – Ben, 2 years old – ate three new things this week:

1) Apple chips.

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Not only did he eat these, he knew they were apples.  That apples were fruit.  That he was putting fruit in his mouth.  And swallowing.  And asking for more.  I just about passed off.  While this small bag is a little pricey at $2.99, it is worth every, single penny.  My child ate fruit.

2) Butter chicken.

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I’m not a huge fan of corn starch or canola oil, but they are the last ingredients on the list so there’s not a ton.

Who’d have thought that he’d eat butter chicken.  It is completely and totally random and not something I would have guessed to be compatible with his palate.  I was wrong.  He had THREE PIECES OF CHICKEN at dinner.  While he may have passed on the broccoli, I was more than thrilled that those three morsels of protein made it into his little belly.

3) Nuts.

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Cashews. Almonds. Peanuts.  While he loves peanut butter, he has previously chewed up nuts, made sure all the salt had been thoroughly sucked off, then proceeded to spit out said chewed nuts.  This did not happen last week.  We sat together happily eating our nuts.

4. Bacon.

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Ben has never liked bacon – weird, I know – until he tried this.  He LOVED this bacon bought from Spud.ca and had multiple pieces at brunch.  This big pack of thick sliced, all natural bacon lasted us three meals.

That’s what my picky eater ate this week.  If you have a picky eater, did you manage to get anything new or healthy in them?

None of these products were organic, but they were certainly whole foods with ingredients I recognized and could pronounce.  That’s a win for me.

Let’s Talk Bacon!

Who doesn’t like bacon?  Everyone I know – except my picky eater Ben – LOVES bacon.  We’ve always bought Maple Leaf bacon and it’s really quite delicious, but it’s full of additives which is starting to bug me.  Since we’ve started receiving most of our produce and dairy from Spud.ca, I started looking into costs of good quality bacon with no additives.  Here’s what I found.

A 375g pack of Maple Leaf bacon costs about $5.99 regular price.  That’s expensive in my opinion.

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When I looked at the bacon offered through Spud.ca I was surprised how affordable and comparable it was in price to Maple Leaf, and yet with no additives!

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Regular price for 1000g grams is $19.99.  Regular price for 1125g of Maple Leaf you’d pay $17.97.  When you buy six or more packages of this Traditional Wood Smoked Thick Cut Bacon from Spud.ca you get a 17% savings making it only $16.50 for 1000g (AND it’s delivered).  So comparing the price per gram and the quality, you’re paying a little more for way better quality.

Is it weird to buy 6000g of bacon at a time?  No weirder than buying a 1/4 of a cow or a dozen chickens!  Buying good quality food in bulk can be a really penny saver especially if you know you’re going to eat it all and we can easily go through 500-800g of bacon in a month!

Want to try out Spud.ca?  Please feel free to use my referral code if you’re going to sign up.  I don’t get any perks for promoting Spud, but I really do love it!