In my last post, I mentioned that I participate in Food Waste Fridays with some other bloggers over at The Frugal Girl. This is my first time dedicating a post to it. I would be ashamed if I had a picture of the food we wasted this week. The only thing that I actually wasted this week was a red pepper that looked perfectly fine from the outside, but when I cut it open it was moldy. Bummer!
My darling daughter is going through this phase where she's bored with the things she normally eats (who can blame her? The poor thing can only eat like 10 things.), so she spits out food or flat out rejects it. I try to salvage everything I can by putting food she hasn't touched into containers and saving it for another time.
I had a tupperware full of almond butter "cookies"...one of my experiments to get her to eat some protein in a different form. J loved them at first, but started rejecting them after about a week. By the time I thought to freeze them, they had grow a lovely green fuzz. Sigh. This tummy of hers is getting so frustrating. She can eat very few things and if I try anything new, it inevitably causes her trouble. Anyone have any creative recipes without dairy, soy, cruciferous veggies, beans, or any green veggies...I think that covers it? Right...did I mention she can eat hardly anything????
Other than the pepper and cookies, we had to throw away scraps that J had put her little hands all over, and some eggs that I tried to get her to eat for an hour (I was a little uncomfortable putting it back in the fridge after that amount of time). So much for my "no food waste" weeks. I knew it had to come to an end sometime.