Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Altered Muffun Mix

I am writing this post while getting my 6th chemo treatment. If all goes well this will be my LAST! We are praying and hoping that this last treatment delivers the sucker punch needed to knock this cancer OUT!
I have been trying be really diligent about getting at least some healthy fruits and veggies in my kids every day. Riley discovered he loves blackberries and Connor will eat blueberries - both great antioxidants that will fight cancer. Kelsey will eat them in the form of a smoothie so I need to start making some. I got a little sneaky this weekend. I was making a batch of Gingerbread mini muffins from the Gluten Free Pantry. All my kids love these muffins so I decided to sneak in some ground flax seed and vitamin enriched pomegranate applesauce. (I am all about fruits with antioxidants). I am pleased to report that they all ate them up. Fortunately I made a double batch so I can keep them in the freezer and pull them out when needed.
In fact ConCheck Spellingnor (my really picky one) ate a really big and healthy dinner. I started my serving him the food I wanted him to eat first. They as he asked for more things I gave them to him one at a time. He ate every bite! He started with 3 mini flax/ginger/apple muffins, handful of blueberries, and 3 grape tomatoes. The he asked for a waffle (Van's wheat free) followed up by a few organic corn chips and a cup of milk. I felt really good about putting him to bed.
Lets see if he eats the meatballs we are planing to serve tonight!


ChupieandJ'smama said...

The muffins sound yummy!
Praying that this chemo kicks some tail!! God bless you :)

Speedbump Kitchen said...

Congratulations on the end of the chemo! We will keep you in our prayers! As far as the picky kid stuff, you're doing all the right things! Kids are soooo weird, you offer things a million times, then they suddenly try it because you cut it differently and then they eat it without a problem. We often had a "doggy tray" on the floor when food was rejected at mealtime...I just let the kid down from the table, put the tray on the floor and oftentimes, she'd wander back and try something on her own time. A safe vitamin, like Source of Life Animal Parade, can cover your bases so you don't feel so stressed about deficiencies! Trust your kid's healthy body to know what it needs, provide a variety, and hope for the best!

Vivian said...

I wish you strength, courage and faith. You're doing a fantastic job taking care of your family; I know they'll want to be sure you're taking care of yourself. My sister-in-law starts her chemo in a few weeks.

My thoughts are with you.

Miryam (mama o' the matrices) said...

hope that last treatment went well...

I use ground flaxseed as an egg substitute, and it ends up in pretty much anything I bake (heh heh).. No complaints from my kids so, far - but they're so far down the wierd allergy food road, that I'm pretty sure they'll try anything baked.

But yay! for blueberries.

Karen said...

Sounds healthy!