Everyday Mom's Meals: Wish I Knew Back When....

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wish I Knew Back When....

Ok, so one of my guilty pleasures is 19 Kids and Counting--documenting the lives and adventures of the Duggar family. I've watched them for years. In fact when I first saw them they were on #13 and I was on maternity leave w/ Alex:) While watching an episode tonight, their daughter-in-law Anna, was showing how she makes her own rice cereal out of brown rice for her daughter Mackenzie. Huh???? I guess I never even thought about it. Of course brown rice cereal would be so much better than white--why didn't I think of this? I'm guessing b/c back then I wasn't as aware of whole grain foods as I am now, and let's face it, as any mother of an infant knows, when it comes times to introduce solid foods, you're just so happy he/she is eating, and most of it is finding its way into the mouth! But I will say had I known this, I would have done it. One b/c it is healthier and two I'm guessing it's much more cost effective! And w/ the way my child ate.....economical food was a must b/c he wanted A LOT of it! I found a variety of kinds to try on www.wholesomebabyfood.com but will only be posting the rice, since it's the one that caught my attention. But if you are interested in oatmeal or barley, head on over to their site for more info!

Rice Cereal

Short grain brown rice, processed into powder in blender or food processor
1/4 c. rice powder
1 c. water

Bring liquid to boil in saucepan. Add the rice powder while stirring constantly. Simmer for 10 minutes whisking constantly. Mix in formula, breast milk or fruit if desired.

Can be refrigerated for up to 72 hours and/or frozen.


Natalie said...

Hey...just wanted to tell you that a number of my hair clients out here are friends with the Duggar's and were at their house this last year! So, I know someone who knows someone you watch on TV! (This family has 13 children...amazing family!)

Krista said...

That's awesome!