Friday, May 14, 2010

"Momma Soup"

So my daughter has loved Ramen noodles since she could eat solid foods. So when she finally started talking and could request them herself, the name came out "Momma Soup".

"Ramen soup"... "Momma soup"... yeah I can hear it. It sounds similar, so of course I loved the name :) There is no such thing as "Daddy Soup".

So now for some reason, it' s all she will eat. Momma soup, Momma soup, Momma soup. Really kid you don't want to eat something differnt. I am sure there is nothing good in it for you. How can I justify feeding Ramen to my kid for dinner multiple nights a week?

So here are the nutrition facts for Ramen Soup from


85g. packageDaily Value
Fat 12g.18%
  Saturated 6g.30%
  Trans 0 g.0%
Cholesterol 0mg.0%
Sodium 1960mg.82%
Carbohydrate 54g.18%
Fibre 1g.4%
  + Sugars 6g. 
Protein 8g. 
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%

"What can we learn from these nutrition facts?
High in sodium:

First, ramen noodles are very high in sodium and that's pretty bad. Producers of almost all kind of food in North America now tend to put a lot of salt in their recipes, to make sure it's tasty and that consumers will buy the products. It sure might taste good, but our body don't react well to large income of sodium over a long period of time. So what is the solution? Well most of the salt in the noodle package comes from the soup base. Even if it taste good, we really recommand not to add that soup base to your noodles, instead, why not take a look in our recipes section, for healthier and delicious recipes!"

So why do I feed her Ramen noodles still? Well they are cheap, fast and I am a single working mom, who at the end of the day just gives in and is just happy she is eating.

"Momma soup", I hope she always calls it that even when its her staple food in college!

So the last couple of months have been a difficult adjustment...

I first moved out of a 2400 sq ft. family home to a tiny little duplex and then packed up about six weeks later to move again. And let me tell you, I have collected a lot of crap over the years. When you move in to such a small place you learn that you have to let go of some things. So "letting go" is one of my resolutions for this year; physically, mentally and emotionally. You start to realize all these things, they are just stuff! Do I really need to continue to hold on to all this stuff.

Maybe these minimalist people have it all figured out. I dunno I like my stuff, but some of it has to go. It's kinda like the baggage you carry from a past relationship which I am also learning to let go of.

So physically I have to let go of the random junk I have held onto and impulsively bought over the years. I think that may be be the easy part. I need to make a strict rule if I haven't used it/worn it in 3 months, get rid of it! Well of course there maybe exceptions like if its out of season but so killer I know I will wear it again next year. Truth is though I probably won't. Clothes are the hardest for me. I really like clothes and fabrics. So even if I am convinced I will never wear it again or it will never fit again... I then convince myself I will use the fabric and make something with it. Well I probably won't... or probably won't for a really long time. I will carry it from one home to the next, from one storage bin to the next, etc. Until I finally declare I am a clothes hoarder!!! There I said it. But I can put together some great outfits! Or so I am told, I am not so arrogant.

So what else can "letting go" mean? Letting go of some good memories or times, because when you face the truth there was just too much bad. And I suppose it works the opposite way too. I spent the last several years... wow, enough to call it "several"... holding on to the hope that everything would just work it self out one day.

Yes I had some good times, few pictures to prove it. But all and all I was just holding my breath waiting for it to change. So not to delve to much into to that for now.

Letting Go, Starting Fresh! Hey that just means I get to go shopping, right!