Peppermint, Cheese Sauce, Happy Babies

A while ago, I tried the Happy Baby Food Cubes -

I was a huge fan. I also had free coupons to try the Happy Bites for toddlers. My whole foods is not going to carry these products anymore, and the last time I went I was able to pick up some to try. They had salmon, chicken bites, mac and cheese and veggie burgers. Well... I haven't given Nick any meat yet so I picked the veggie burgers to try. And I've been eating them and they are delicious!! I think they are for toddlers - so over a year, so I'll save some for Nick, but in the meantime, I did need to try them out to make sure they were good for Nick to eat - right?

The burgers have 2 servings of veggies and 110 calories. Here are the ingredients:

Organic Potatoes, Organic Carrots, Organic Corn, Organic red Peppers, Organic Black Beans, Organic Eggs, organic Palm Fruit Oil, Water, Organic Pea Fiber, Organic Cheddar Cheese (Organic pasteurized milk, salt, enzymes), Organic Corn Starch, Organic Onion, Organic Garlic, Sea Salt, Organic Chili Powder, Organic Parsley, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Cumin

They were seriously delicious. Only 3 come in a box and at Whole Foods they were $4.99 so I found that to be kind of pricey, but each time I've bought them, a coupon has been inside - so that is a plus.

Next up - Reading Heather's blog, I made the cashew cheeze sauce (click the link for the blog) for veggies and tofu last night. It was really easy and tasty too. I only had 1 cup cashews, 1 cup water, and 1 tbsp tahini. It was still good.

This week, I've just been doing what I feel like in terms of work outs. I got a sinus infection on Monday and it won't go away. And unfortunately, I can't take anything for it so it's lingering. I skipped swimming Monday and today which was a bummer but I slept in instead and did Jillian. I've yet to get to the gym this week to do some real lifting, but Jillian is a good sweat and toner.
Yesterday I ran a little over 5 miles on the treadmill. I have no aspirations for weekly mileage and it is feeling nice! The next long race (10 miles)I might do won't be until late March so I have time.

Today I made some peppermint tempo (granola) bars - inspired by chocolate mint gu, but this wasn't an ingredient!

I'm seriously missing teaching - grading papers, interacting with kids - I keep looking for college positions for one night a week or one day a week and can't find a thing. I picked up another student to tutor so my 3 hours of tutoring (M, T, W) keep my brain working throughout the week.

I've definitely been slacking off on reading blogs. Nick started crawling and wants to walk with assistance everywhere, and with the sinus infection on top of that, I've been so tired and going to bed early - so I'm going to try to catch up soon!


  1. I can only imagine how busy you must be with a baby! Gosh. And I feel stressed all the time with work full-time, having to study in the evening for yoga, trying to blog and find a way in writing (which is alllll i want to do :(...)..le sigh...but people like you make me feel like a wimp. Nice meal :)

  2. I haven't run since last Saturday... Part of me feels like a slacker (though I've biked almost everyday), but part of me is relishing in it. And if I have to do a 50-miler in late March and am not running much right now, I'm sure you'll be fine for the ten :)

  3. Get well!
    I love Happy Baby stuff! I did a giveaway a few weeks ago. I love the chicken bites. They stay soft and are very easy for them to eat.
    Do you have a super target? They carry Frozen Happy Baby products.

  4. Sounds like you have quite the busy man on ur hands! Get some rest- u deserve it! :)

  5. Hope you feel better soon!

    Now that Nick's crawling, we'll see you round the blogosphere next year ;)

  6. I hope you feel better soon. My husband and I are both really sick too with sinus infections. I hope you are able to find a part-time teaching job. It is really hard decent part-time work.

  7. You must be seriously motivated to blog as much as you do. No wonder you don't have time to read others.

    Do you real add salt to baby food? I really quite fanatical about salt and sugar in Cairn's food. I've been adding chicken and fish to his food, and he loves it. Actually I think he would anything!!

  8. Mmm, good eats.

    Sounds like you've been a busy mama!

  9. Didn't mean to freak you out. Just noticed the recipe included salt. Babies and toddlers should have less than 1g of salt per day, as their kidneys can't handle it. There's so much hidden salt in other foods these days.

    I vividly remember a news story of a couple who liquidised their food to give their child. Not a happy ending. Hence, why I'm slightly paranoid! I wouldn't let my Mother-in-Law give Cairn mash potatoes last week, because I wasn't sure of the salt content. She knows I'm a weido anyway :-)

  10. I know, you put me to shame. Nick is very well fed. I admit I've used a few jars, but they are disgusting.

    Everytime I read your blog I feel hungry!

  11. You do have great ideas on food! I always have some googling to do after I read your blog. Thanks for sharing. I wish I could get my littest to eat more. He is sooo little. He simply snacks and rarely eats any amount at one time.

    I hope you are feeling better soon!

    Enjoy the coming freedom of your little soon-to-be toddler as you put up the electrical cords, lamps, books, remote controls, pens and pencils....;-)

  12. Love that you're trying out Nick's food! I don't know if I could! Hahaha!
    Good job on the shred though! You're sick, don't beat yourself up too much ;)

  13. Try Dr. Praeggers Veggie Burgers from Trader Joes. Almost the exact same ingredients as the veggie thing you got from Whole Foods and much cheaper. Zach is a big fan of them (and I am too).

  14. Hope you feel better soon!

  15. Hi just stopping in to say hi. I was way behind on reading (read 21 of your posts today:)) so I didn't comment on each one but great job on completing your marathon even though you didn't love your time. It's also good for me to read about your struggles with weight/body/time/running/nursing etc so that when I'm going thru them next year I'll know it's normal. Thanks for sharing!