SkinnyGirl Bethenny Frankel is raising her 15-month-old daughter Brynn vegetarian.
The 40-year-old mom entrepreneur wants to give her baby only vegetarian, organic food — with the exception of the odd guacamole dish at a Mexican Restaurant.
She shared her “system for Bryn” on her website the other day. Here are some snippets!
Don’t get me wrong, if we are in a Mexican restaurant where I know the guacamole isn’t organic, it’s OK. Obsession isn’t the point here. Doing the best we can is. Our babies are a beautiful clean slate, and I am so excited for how healthy she will be.
Always have lots of options and keep changing lanes. This keeps them tasting new flavors at a young age. I buy assortments of beans including: white, red, black, chickpeas, shelled edamame (you must remove that white skin). I also store whole grains like quinoa, couscous, brown rice, millet, whole wheat pastas (not long noodles) spelt and other high-fiber foods. I cook these items at one time and store in labeled containers in the freezer. I also like to keep different kinds of hummus around, which offer fibrous, healthy protein for Bryn.
As far as raising Bryn as a vegetarian, that was a personal choice. If Bryn is older and wants something at a party that isn’t vegetarian, I don’t want her to feel ostracized. She’ll find her way. I have eaten raw, vegan, vegetarian etc and I love the feeling of eating all of those healthy foods and not incorporating meat. If I have to vow to never eat meat again because she starts to notice that I have a piece of turkey bacon, then I may make that sacrifice.
As a vegan myself, Bryn’s food regimen sounds good to me, although a little intense. I could totally feed my kids better, could 100% be more organized around food and feeding in general. And I’m always looking for new ideas for them, especially now that I’m packing school lunches.
How about you? Are your kids picky eaters? Do you feed them organic food? Are you as organized as Bethenny is with the freezing and labeling? Do they, unlike Bryn, order off the children’s menu? (Mine do, even as I cringe sometimes…!)
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