Sunday, March 26, 2006

Short & sweet

In case the suspense is killing you, I thought I'd be nice and tell you all that I have received several emails to my new inbox and so three of you lucky people will be getting some real-life Nitty.Gritty. mail. I have to go back to yahoo and check out those names- but in the meantime, if you still feel the need to send me email, you can still send your address, because you never know when I might send you something for no reason at all. Actually it would be because I just really like mail- plus some weeks I am short on good deeds...and sending random Nitty.Gritty. mail would be the ticket for me in that department.
That paragraph was supposed to be the [short] part of this post. Here is the [sweet] part. If you have toddlers you probably have had issues with foods they like or dislike. If they are anything like my kids- they love stuff with sugar in it. I am pleased to tell you that I came across something that contains NO SUGAR...and my kids will eat it. Get this! Their Hello Kitty Toothpaste has a note on the back side which says, "Contains no sugar." I am so glad to know this- first, that I haven't been scrubbing sugar into their teeth every night at bedtime. That is a load off of my mind. And second, I know my kids are developing good eating habits- I mean this stuff has no sugar and they'll eat it! By the way, don't worry and email me the hotline to poison control...these kids don't eat it every night, and when they do it is a pea-sized amount. Their health is not in jeopardy from brushing. As long as I'm on the topic of kids' eating habits- do you think we could start something- like banding together and as a group getting companies to create tasty and fun kids foods? I'm thinking in particular of Pop-Tarts. There are like a million flavors out there... and though they tout themselves as a breakfast item- these things barely, if at all, qualify for breakfast food. Don't get me wrong, I probably have at least two varieties in my cupboard right now, but among the hundred different flavors- about 3 of them are breakfast and/or healthy. Have you seen the latest? Like Strawberry Milkshake, Cookie Dough, or that new 'Retro Wild-Blue Smurfberry' one. (Okay, I admit, I made that last one up.) I guess where I'm going with this is how come they can't make a tasty stripey Broccoli/Cauliflower Pop tart? Or even a simple Peanut butter and jelly kind? I bet the moms would dig this stuff...and we wouldn't feel so bad about forcing our kids to eat their veggies.
Maybe there are some Kellogg CEO's who read blogs. They'd be smart to enter keyword 'Pop-Tart' and read through the post here.
I'm about through with this "quick" post now... and I have a weird craving for a Smurfy Pop-Tart! Gotta run!

7 comments:

Rebecca said...

I just stumbled across your blog as a fellow pea mentioned yours as a good read. That was an understatement. With your blog, I probably would no longer need TV or magazines as entertainment, well maybe a little TV and my scrapbooking magazines. Anyways, I'm all for the new pop-tart flavors. The only vegetables DD will eat are french fries and corn, which barely even qualify. Here's hoping that maybe those Kellogg execs find your blog soon. *Cheers*

Suzanne said...

I'm so glad to know that the hello kitty toothpast dosen't contain sugar! wow, what a relief!!

As my son, Jaxon is starting to eat "real food" I am noticing how much out there is not good for us. It really sends a signal to me that so much of what we eat I don't want my baby to consume. He does love vegetables, but they are not so convenient on the go!
Your idea is great - hopefully they're reading YOUR blog!!

glo-girl said...

Oh, don't tell my babies there are new flavors...They use POP TARTS as a seperate food group...

I know, I know, bad mommy...

glo-girl said...

Oh, P.S.

Couldn't figure out why you thought I bought a fridge...

LOL

I contribute to a friend's blogaroo here in OZ...actually she added me as a contributor when blogger wouldn't let me comment on her blog.

LOL

So I am *A Little Unwell*

and Wendy is *the Blog of Aussie Wendy*.

LOL

BFF said...

they make those pop tarts already..they're called "hot pockets"

Anonymous said...

You all should read The Maker's Diet or Body by God. These books really address how we put so much into our bodies that are chemicals and such that aren't so good for us. Not that I would try these "diets" as a way of life, but it makes one think about how they could make changes. I've taken to reading labels more, eliminated alot of food that really was "junk" and implemented more veggies and fruits. "They" say that our society eat alot of "whites"~~white bread, white rice, white sugar etc. and the 'whites' are what really aren't good for us! Just some "food" for thought.

sweet sunshine said...

I have thought the same thing about pop-tarts. My three year old loves them, but I admit I hate giving them to her because of the same reason. I think they should at least replace the suger icing on top with a yogurt type topping. I myself am sick of walking into the grocery store and seeing yet another new product. Have you seen the new pop-tarts, they are called "Go-tarts". It is a pop-tart, only it is a bar sorta like the cereal bars (they actually taste better). Just wait, next it will be tiny-tarts, bite size pop-tarts.