Earthy Crunchy Moms

I’ve never been one.

No offense to those who are earthy crunchy. Moms or otherwise.

Most of you know of our bad eating habits, the lack of vegetables, the love of desserts here at the Humpfreeze house.

I know it will be surprising to discover I’ve been trying to bring a few more healthy choices into our life.

Baby Steps

We’ve been taking small steps trying to wean all of us three of us off the “white stuff” meaning the refined sugars and enriched flours and food that is filled with preservatives. We’re trying to eat more “Real Food” which is a book I’ve enjoyed reading recently.

Stop laughing.

I can hear people who know me, oh so well, that they think this may be impossible.

All I can tell you is we’re trying.

I’ve been inspired by another blogger, Jo-Lynne who has made much bigger changes with her family cooking.

We think it could seriously help us with Scary Baby and her appetite and her attitude. We’ll get back to you on that. I can tell you she’s being a trooper about trying to change some of her eating habits.

First Step

I’d like to get rid of all boxed cereals. You might have thought I had told Scary Baby that she had to eat liver and onions for breakfast now. Boy, oh boy, this kid is seriously addicted to boxed cereals.

So I made homemade granola.


I left out the coconut and doubled the sunflower seeds. PhilBillPaul and I actually really like it. Scary Baby isn’t eating it. Plain or with whole milk. She’s not having it.

Side note: Granola recipe here and PhilBillPaul made the granola bars which we both like too. Scary Baby – not so much. I also tried this Baked Soaked Oatmeal a few weeks ago and really liked it. I cut it in squares and heated it on the stove and added a little milk. Can you tell I love oatmeal?

So Sunday night I made a whole batch of homemade breakfast burritos and froze them so she can start her day with some protein…eggs, cheese and sausage. Instead of sugar, sugar, sugar.


No so appetizing-looking when frozen but PhilBillPaul was kind enough to sample one before I froze them and he gave them his seal of approval.

This is a convenient alternative to cereal.

Because let’s not get ridiculous and think I have ever gotten up and whipped up a hot breakfast for child 1, 2, 3 or 4. Doesn’t happen. Ever.

Baby steps – I’m trying. I am convinced that most pre-packaged convenience food filled with artificial everything is not good for us. Just my opinion.

Not turning into an earthy, crunchy mom. But I’ll be sure and let you know if we get a chicken for fresh eggs and a cow for fresh milk.

Can’t wait to tell you what changes we’ve made for her school lunches. Let’s just say it’s a far cry from what the first three ate…

No worries that I’ve banned sugar completely. Scary Baby got busy baking me a birthday cake last night with a little help from PhilBillPaul.


She has plenty of time to decorate her masterpiece because school has been canceled again due to this crazy flooding we’re having down here in Georgia.

Meanwhile, what do you eat for breakfast?


One year ago..

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  1. 1
    Ann says:

    Dorito crackers and Mt. Dew!!! Breakfast of champs…NOT. BTW…Happy Birthday!!! XO

  2. 2

    Good luck with your baby steps! It’s hard to get rid of all cereals – my son just LOVES them too, but I keep trying to have LOTS of alternatives on hand, then accept it when sometimes he just wants cereal. 🙂 Katie

  3. 3
    Martha says:

    Those lifesavers are white sugar =)

    • 3.1
      Sherra says:

      @Ann–The Dorito thing in the morning makes me a little queasy. LOL

      @Katie–Thanks for some great recipes for alternatives! I’ve already told her that cereal will be the exception and a treat now and then. Just trying to keep it off the regular grocery list!

      @Martha–I went cold turkey off the lifesavers. Thankyouverymuch! 😉


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