Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Recipe for a Blog Entry

Take these popular blogging topics:
Food Allergy Awareness Week
The rising cost of food
Being frugal
Cooking without allergens

Mix them all together, and you get Nowheymama's Summer Resolution (I can make a resolution any time of year, thanks.) : I am determined to make more of my family's snack foods from scratch.

*Crickets chirping*

Well, I'm excited about it, and that's what matters. Here are the categories I'm thinking about:
Frozen desserts, such as soy ice cream, sorbet, popsicles
Fruit treats, such as fruit snacks and fruit leather (Remember the 70's? Of course! We all do.)
Gelatins made with fruit juice
Cracker-type items
Snack bars

I'm tired of spending so much money on this stuff. ($3.79/pint for Tofutti ice cream, Local Health Food Store? Really? $4.19/box for six EnviroKidz peanut butter bars, Local Grocery Store? REALLY?)
I think I can make these things in a healthier AND more cost-effective manner. (You won't see me making my own soy milk anytime soon, for example.)
I want a good supply of go-to recipes for school lunches in the fall.
I think this is the one area of grocery shopping where we haven't cut back much yet.

I'll share recipes and family reviews as we try different foods, and would love to hear any or all of your snack recipes.

Are you with me? Come on, dust off that ice cream maker and dig out your Mom's old Tupperware popsicle molds. Maybe we'll even invest in food dehydrators! Whee!


  1. I decided this was my summer to experiment with soy ice cream and sorbet too! I've already been stocking up for the popsicles.
    LOVE Vegan Lunch Box!!

  2. I'm in! I've been writing down everything we eat in an effort to analyze what we can realistically someday grow for ourselves...we'll see. But, I'm planning on phasing out everything already produced and doing it myself. I just have to start, hehe.

  3. I can't wait! I make a dandy quinoa bar.

  4. Ooh, now I'm really excited.

    Beck--I've never had quinoa! But I like saying it. :)

  5. I am so with you! A few months ago I started making homemade granola which my husband loves so much more than expensive storebought. I may never by cereal again!

    Time to dust off my blog, I have been a bit absent in this much needed topic!

  6. My 2 year old has a dairy allergy and buying ice cream that he can eat is so darn expensive. What a great idea in making your own soy ice cream!

    Fun topic! Thanks!!

  7. We LURVE our food dehydrator.

  8. Sally--My neighbor and I have been talking about getting one. Or two. I'm glad to hear you like yours. :)