First, I am compelled to say that I adore you. I forward your emails on to everyone (ok both people) I know who isnt already reading your daily words of wisdom.
I was first to buy your book here in the Land of Big Hair & Heat (At my local book store–not the entire state–but still!).
So it’s with hesitation I call you out on this:
Gerber Graduates For Toddlers Yogurt MeltsPER SERVING (1/4 cup): 30 calories, 0g fat, 15mg sodium, 5g carbs, 0g fiber, 4g sugars, 1g protein — POINTS® value 1
Here we go again, eating baby food. We can’t stay away from it. This latest find comes in Peach, Strawberry, and (our fave) Mixed Berries. These things are INSANELY unique and delicious — and like nothing we’ve ever tasted before. Imagine popping an itty bitty meringue in your mouth, only instead of having that hard sugary bite, it instantly turns into a warm puddle of yogurt in an almost magical Willy Wonka kind of way (we know it sounds weird and maybe even a little gross, but trust us, these things are INCREDIBLE). They’re made from freeze-dried whipped yogurt and fruit — cool! And while the back of the bag warns, “This product should only be fed to seated, supervised children who are accustomed to chewing solid foods,” we’re being rebellious yet again and eating it ourselves — and we’re not always seated and/or supervised. Find these in the baby food aisle.
Youre not the first to recommend we, grown
ass women, consume BABY FOOD in the name of dieting (I cant recall where else I read this idiotic notion but their food of choice (can I even call it food?) was the Gerber Puffs/Gerber Wheels for toddlers.).
Me? I find the entire concept mildly depressing.
The imagined scene of millions of women (as I know your readership is ginormo and the masses so often do as you say) trudging to the grocery & snatching up the prepackaged Toddler Snacks with wild abandon.
I even *get* what youre going for with the tip.
The sillysnarky nature of it all.
And yet I cant climb on board with you.
For some reason it rings, in my MizFit mind, a tad not whom I thought Hungry Girl was.
A smidge of preying on our do anything in the name of weight loss insecurities.
I could be alone in this thought as Im fairly certain Im one of the few mamas who actually cringed at giving the Gerber puffs to their intended target: my toddler.
OK, Im off to take on my day. I just wanted to letcha know what’s on my mind.