I remember hearing about the Baby Food Diet a few years ago… and laughing. Check it out: http://www.shape.com/weight-loss/weight-loss-strategies/baby-food-diet-should-you-try-hollywoods-newest-trend
Great real people, that food is for babies who are introducing one new food into their system at a time. Show some self control and just eat healthy! (uh, – https://timemachinetastetester.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/cookie-monster-my-pregnant-search-for-the-best-chocolate-chip-cookie-in-atlanta/ – oh yeah, moving on). We are still doing well on our cleanse – a full report on that when it’s over in about a week.
So while hubster and I were at dinner I had an epiphany (to overstate it). What does my son’s food taste like? Right now he’s just about 4 months and only having bottles, but for the hundreds of formula servings I’ve mixed up for him all summer, I have NO idea what his food actually tastes like.
AND I’M GOING TO FIND OUT.
I mean, he eats it – in fact it’s all he eats – so it’s proven to be edible – and he’s a baby/more fragile in the tum-tum department than I should be so it’s low risk of making me sick (high likelihood of grossing me out).
Baby Boy drinks between 25 and 30 ounces of Similac each day. Could I handle taste testing about one?
Things bouncing around in my head before I tried it:
- I hate drinking milk. (I drain my cereal on the spoon)
- It would be funny to drink it from the bottle nipple, but have SOME class and drink it from the rim of the bottle.
- It is powder.
Check out this action shot of me mixing my own bottle – martini style! Need a bartender that only knows how to make bottles? I’m your girl!
So I faced my own bottle today and you know what? It takes like vitamin milk. Not gross, but I don’t like milk. I didn’t even get a full ounce down – just a tiny sip. (I also enjoy that it looks like I’m wearing a beret – I’m not).
I will continue to pop his new tasty treats in my own mouth while they go in his so I can see what his baby foods taste like – but so far so good. This fun and games should only last the next 6 months or so until he eats “real” food – but I’m game. Stay tuned.