I love cooking and eating, and I especially love looking at pictures of food! If you love food as much as I do, please add your food pictures/recipes/food related posts to the linky below. All you have to do is link back to this blog post. I look forward to seeing what everyone else is eating this week!
I have accepted that my kids eat differently than "normal" kids. They don't eat chicken fingers, or macaroni and cheese. Instead they choose green smoothies, green juice, and salads. I love that about them. I think a lot of people think I deprive my kids, but I don't. I typically give my kids a choice for lunch. "Would you like macaroni and cheese or salad?" Most days my kids choose salad and then pick at the macaroni and cheese. I have tried chicken fingers (homemade) and there is no interest. I make pasta with sauce and salad with oil and balsamic vinegar for dinner, and my kids eat the salad. They eat black beans and peach salsa for dinner, and eat fruit as a snack as often as they are able. I know, it is strange. My kids eat fruit/veggies/nuts/green smoothies for lunch, and are happy...even if they don't want to smile for the camera :-) And I am ok with it. At first, slightly alarming. I mean, who doesn't love macaroni and cheese? Apparently these ones...
I honestly am doing the best thing I can for my kids. Giving them healthy, whole foods. Not forcing them to eat specific things. I find that some days they eat very little, and other days they eat the entire day, but they are happy, and I definitely think I am giving them the opportunity to learn about healthy food from a young age. That's not to say that I don't give them anything "fun" or "unhealthy." They frequently eat chocolate chips as a treat, and popcorn...oh the popcorn.
I'm pretty convinced that the popcorn is my fault. I love it. I think I could possibly live on popcorn for dinner every day. But, I try not to make it too often for my kids - mainly because of the kernals that sometimes lurk beneath the fluffy white popped corn. Inspired by a recipe I saw on soulemama, I deviated from my typical parmesan cheese topping - although not too far. I would never have thought to put dill on popcorn, but I am letting you know now, you must do it. It was absolutely delicious. And even after I cleaned up the bowls with a bit of popcorn still in them, my children questioned as to where the popcorn had disappeared to...ummm...I thought you were done? No? Well, I will make some more I guess :-)
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