Thursday, October 21, 2010

You Feed Your Bird Millet, I Feed My Baby Millet

I lied to all of you. Not intentionally, but I lied none the less. Perhaps it's not really a lie, but more of a misjudgment of my own state of mind. Apparently, I am not happy enough with the status quo. Apparently, I have not lost momentum. Surprisingly, even to me, we are moving forward with a food trial. Really.

I went into Whole Foods today intending to purchase more quinoa flakes because, as I mentioned in the last post, they have become a staple for G. While there, I discovered that they had quinoa flour in stock. I snatched it up. My heart began to race a bit. Quinoa flour is NEVER in stock there. I have some on the way via Bob's Red Mill online, but there it was right in front of me. They're always out. I felt like this was a good omen. I asked an employee, "You don't happen to have millet puffs, do you?" Indeed they did. I grabbed a bag. My arms were full. I had only come in for one item and was leaving with THREE foods my kid can eat.

Millet seems to be the talk of FPIES moms lately and was at the back of my mind for a food trial. It is in the cereals family but seems to be pretty safe. In addition, it's a dry, easy to eat, finger food. I have been itching for something to just put on Ginny's tray; something she can really eat all on her own, something we can put in a snack trap and drag along to the park. Millet puffs would fit the bill. They're small, but they're something! So late this afternoon (I know! I NEVER start trials late in the day!) I gave G some millet puffs. They taste kind of like sugar smacks (thank you John for figuring this out!) without the sweetness. G ate some and Ellie ate some and they both loved them and... now we're waiting. I need to just keep my ER bag packed at all times. I usually pull things together at the start of each food trial but this was so far from planned that I'm not at all prepared should things go poorly tonight. So much for just enjoying the every day milestones.

So, this is the start of the millet trial. Day one. When I was in high school I had a bird and it got millet sticks for treats. That bird LOVED the millet sticks. Now, I am feeding my baby millet. Does anyone else think that is a bit odd? I'm just saying....

My girls enjoying a millet snack together, like two birds of a feather!


  1. I love it!!!! I KNEW she'd love them!! ;) You can get millet porridge online at - they also have some other organic baby food (parsnips are interesting to me) but since she already has a cereal with quinoa, you may not need it but just letting you know! :)

  2. Cute! They look like they are enjoying!