Tot Vomit and Red Dye # whatever

First and foremost I would like to thank the internet for turning toddler puke into a life threatening disease. Poor tot monkey woke up early with a vomit filled crib crying for Mama. Being that this is our first encounter with tot vomit I consulted the ole internet and Google searched “bright yellow vomit” which lead me to “bile” ¬†and further lead me to a rare twisted intestine that would need immediate surgery…ummm freak out starts now! My first instinct was to get food and liquids into her system asap….WRONG! Mommy 101 never fill your vomiting tot with large amounts of food and liquid as it will quickly end up on your furniture, clothes, floor and carpet YUCK! Longer story short after leaving the Ped’s office with a recommendation for pedialyte/ gatorade, Tylenol and a stomach flu diagnoses we were so relieved the internet was ¬†again wrong. So on the way home we stopped at the local Whole Foods in search of something similar to gatorade and pedialyte as I really didn’t want to cram a bunch of red dye # whatever and sugar down my tots throat. To my surprise we found some very lovely options!

better then gatorade!!!
no red dye # whatever instead colored with beta carotene
no artificial sugars instead sweetened with juice
no weird additives
Comes in Lemon, Orange and Mixed Berry

better then Pedialyte
No sugars or artificial dyes
No artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. No MSG, No Soy and Gluten Free Vegan
Best part about the Ultima is that it comes in powdered form so the taste can be adjusted and it will last longer as I am sure this is not the last time we will need it.

I also made some Recharge and Ultima freezer pops for her Kidsme feeder which is great because small amounts of hydration are key for upset tot tummy. 2014-01-29 19.44.37

Organic Quinoa Cakes

Organic Quinoa Balls

The verdict on these was “mmm good”

1 cup organic quinoa
2 cups organic low sodium chicken or veggie broth ( or water)
1 cup frozen organic mixed veggies
1 egg
1/2 cup organic shredded cheese
1/2 cup organic black beans

In a medium sauce pan bring 1 cup quinoa with 2 cups broth to a boil and then lower to simmer and cover until quinoa is light and fluffy. Add the cheese to cooked quinoa and stir until cheese is melted, then add in the remaining ingredients and mix well. With two large spoons scoop mixture into ball shapes and place on baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 20 mins. Let cool and serve! Remaining balls can be frozen for a future quick dinner, lunch or snack option. I have also thrown in left over sweet potato and pureed chick peas, so any beans and veggies you have on hand are great for this recipe. Enjoy!