Do you get this question too?
This is coming from my 4 year old just after lunch......
however it does 2 things...
- Makes me get thinking about it & mentally scheduling my time from now until then
- Ensures they know what is coming & have time to process that it's not home made pizza but it contains vegetables & no cake!
When I think about food preparation at any time in our house I use this simple food philosophy - as whole and natural as possible, with lots of colour, variety, texture and balance - reverting to the 80/20 rule.
whole and natural
- We eat everything and anything as natural and as whole as possible - we only eliminate food groups if there is an intolerance(myself with dairy)
- Processed food is something I like to keep to a minimum however when I look in my cupboard I know I can do better.
- If processed food is coming into the house I try to make it preservative free & with no numbers. eg. when buying crisps we only buy 'salted' potato chips that are processed in sunflower oil.
- If this food is served at a friends house or out and about - refer to 80/20 rule & stay ok with it :)
variety with color, texture and taste
- We love to travel so part of this is keeping variety in our diets ensuring we can eat anywhere
- Different foods offer different nutritional value
- I want our children to love the adventure and excitement of food
- This comes down to the 808/20 rule for me - as I am the primary food provider in our house I need to keep in check the way I feel about certain foods, especially 'sometime' foods. It's important to create that positive food relationship for now and forever especially as Miss 4 & Mst 6 get older - I so want them to love food in a natural positive way like my husband & I do & I want them to know the difference between 'everyday' & 'sometimes' food items. <3
does this sound like you? or does this sound like you want to be? I always work on 'little' bites when I want to achieve something big & lets face it, this is big - flying in the face of 'what everyone else does' & lets not forget 'convenience'
Go ahead and do it, you'll look back at your effort and give yourself a huge hug. It's totally worth it lovely nourisher :)