We went shopping, and, suddenly, Amor Chiquito started saying "apitao, apitao..."
Translation: apitao = pescao = fish in Spanish.
Thanks to one of the grandmas, she has fallen in love with Goldfish. I figured we could get some because the only "junk food" in the house is chocolate Teddy Grahams.
Side note: I have nutrition-related goals and expectations for my family and for our daughter specifically. I am a strong believer that this is the time to guide her and help her form good habbits. I hope to teach her to enjoy food, but in a way that is reasonable and healthy. I don’t want nutrition to be an ongoing internal struggle, as it still is for me.
Back to apitao… We were looking at the options and, there it was, whole grain Goldfish!
Being the reluctant crunchy mama that I am, I fell right for it and got my child whole grain "junk food"! Oops, I meant treat!
For the record, they are not nearly as yummy, but they are close. And, what the heck, my daughter does not know better, not yet, anyways!
I compared the nutrition facts on pepperidgefarm.com. The number of calories per serving is similar. There is more fiber and less sodium in the whole grain version, though.
On a different topic, Geeky Entrepreneur and I thought it was really funny that Kraft now makes "whole grain" mack and cheese! I put that in quotes because the pasta is only "50% whole grain."
We think it is ironic that one would be worrying about whole grains but being ok with eating fake cheese! If you eat and love mack and cheese, don't take it personal! We love thick and creamy Kraft mack and cheese too! We just know it should only be on our table once in a blue moon