I want to preface this by saying that these recommendations on their own are in no way endorsed by the FDA. I also can admit that these items and my inability to have self-control over stuffing them in my pie hole most definitely are the leading reasons why I can’t lose the 15 pounds I desperately want to lose before our Puerto Rico trip in June. But as a SAHM these are staples that I think we can all agree are necessary evils.
All moms know that this is a major food group. I have one iced coffee every morning and I’m pretty sure that it has life-saving properties. One of my favorite blog names that I’ve ever come across (and you should definitely check out) is Eating coffee straight from the bag. Because mainlining coffee is preposterous. Ain’t that the truth. I have a serious love affair going on with iced coffee. Iced coffee is my Boo.
2. WHITE TRASH GRILLED CHEESE
How can you make grilled cheese any more WT then it already is, you ask? Easy. This is for days when you don’t even want to turn on the stove or dirty a plate. Toast 2 pieces of bread in a toaster. Put your cheese inside bread and microwave for 15 seconds. It’s done in all of 2 minutes and trust me, a toddler can’t tell that there’s no butter on there.
There is rarely a time when we don’t have a ton of yogurt in the fridge. Most importantly, it’s healthy. But also I can get flavors like orangesickle, boston cream pie, strawberry shortcake & key lime which seem to get my kids excited. They LOVE yogurt and my friend Joanna gave me the coolest trick to keep it clean and avoid the inevitable yogurt-in-the-hair scenario. Just poke a hole in the top of the yogurt, cut a straw in 1/2 and stick it in. Your kid can just walk around sippin’ on yogurt. No mess!
This of course is another food group. How could we live without goldfish? I used to naively buy the small paper bag of these every time I went to the store. But as soon as I realized that we were inevitably going to own stock in Pepperidge Farms I started buying the big daddy cartons. While I admit we have found those uneaten little buggers hiding in some of the weirdest places (like Ferbie’s mouth), they also have saved us from some potentially embarrassing social situations. They are like tiny pieces of duct tape over your little one’s mouth.
5. PASTA ROSES
Spaghetti – Borrrrrrring! But buy a pasta that looks like a rose and let your child make them into red roses with pasta sauce and this is a home run, especially if you have little girls. Pasta Roses is actually just campanelle pasta and is a hit at my house. Easy, yummy & fun.
I would love for you to add to this list. What are the foods on your “can’t live without them” list?