Ugh. I have been the worst lately at preparing whole nutritious food. As I said yesterday, I am re-working my schedule as I go with homeschooling, where our time gets devoted, and adjusting from what isn’t working and what is.
One of the things that has dropped of the radar and time map is healthy, simple, from scratch food. I can’t tell you how many times in the last couple of months the kids have had cereal for breakfast, and some cruddy ‘all natural’ sugar laden one. So often they won’t eat the healthier ‘bran-ier’ ones. Then we get to an activity and they fuss about how hungry they are…
I also would not like to admit how many times in the last few months we have eaten restaurant food like pizza and Noodles. Or, how many times I have prepared from a box of Amy’s pizza or Annie’s mac and cheese. OR, for goodness sake, how many afternoons their whines for snacks have garnered them a bag of pretzels or veggie booty.
OR, as my face blushes a crimson hue, the dreaded vanilla bean scone from Starbucks.
I could stammer over how we got here, or I could just move on.
In a commitment to not beating myself up, I will just move on.
What I have begun to do, is try really hard at finding nutritious alternatives to the food I have been relying on. With that, I am going to start a new blog category titled Dishes for Kids. I am not going to claim the recipes healthful merits. I am not a nutritionist. But I will hope they are better than what I have been giving them as of late!
Here is the first, you can make it up for breakfast or snacks, or anything in between I suppose!
Apple Peanut Butter Toast
1 Slice per kid of 100% whole wheat bread
All Natural peanut butter (conventional is full of sugar)
Organic apples, sliced
You could even sprinkle nutritious cinnamon on top or put it on a rice cake!
The kids LOVED this. They ate every single bite, and when I handed it to my son he declared, “Ohh! This is something creative!”
I guess that goes to show you how boring his snacks of pretzels have gotten!
Spill it: Do you find feeding your kids healthful food is time sensitive? Like it takes more time than you have? Do you have more nights of macaroni and cheese than you would like to admit? Or are you much more on the ball than the rest of us? OK, than me?Tweet