Friday, August 24, 2007

O's, Milk and Graham Crackers

I don't know what's on the menu next week but I'm pretty sure that we'll see boxed cereal, milk and graham crackers. The center was closed today (year-end cleaning) so I took Caroline grocery shopping with me. There aren't many options in the Lansing area for organic food but there are a few. We decided to go to the East Lansing Food Co-op since they sell milk from Calder's Dairy which is a local dairy that does not inject their cows with rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone) and that packages their milk in recyclable glass containers. They even open their farm to the public 7 days a week. What large coporate farm (even large corporate organic farms) would be willing to let you observe their daily operation? And I know Caroline likes this milk. We have been transitioning her from breastmilk to cow's milk this month and this week, she drank 3 or 4- 4oz bottles of 100% cow's milk easily. After picking up our gallon of homogenized (whole) milk, we walked over to the aisles with cereal and crackers. Yikes! So many options of O's. We usually buy the Nature's Path brand but since the package states that they may contain trace amounts of peanuts, and the center is nut-free, I knew we couldn't send those with Caroline. We've tried Arrowhead Mills O's but honestly, they taste like cardboard! We settled on New Morning Oatios (a Connecticut based company) because it had the lowest amount of sugar (2 g per 1 cup serving). The graham crackers were easy because there was only one choice: New Morning Honey Grahams. Maybe a bigger store would have more options but for now...I hope Caroline likes her new snacks.

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