BY MELISSA GERSTEIN
Mealtime in our house has turned me into a short order cook. I have three children with three different palettes and I am making three different meals almost every night. The one night which I have coined “brunch munch” night is however a huge success.
My son who is ten will eat anything. My two girls who are six and three are picky eaters and lean towards breakfast types of foods. This can consist of French toast, pancakes, cereals and even bacon. I used to think that I might have to go online to sites like the 1-800-Dentist Dental Network to get in touch with a reliable dentist if such a situation continues.
I really used to fight this tooth and nail and give ultimatums – but now I am embracing their brunch desires and making breakfast for dinner.
With their pickiness, I am also going more of an organic route with my food selections. I cannot bare one more hot dog or chicken nugget. If they want this then it will be organic. So until they expand their palette, I will have to rely on healthier choices like Cascadian Farm.
As we approach Earth Day, my children are also coming home from school educating me on their green missions and they are discussing our planet and the problems we face. They want to make a difference too no matter how simple it might be. We have been discussing recycling and healthier food choices which I am now purchasing.
My family’s “brunch munch” night has now turned into waffles, granola and berries and their favorite is the Oat & Honey Granola. In fact, yogurt and granola often turns into dessert in our house too. They love to make it and mix it all up with honey as well. Having my children cook and prep food alongside of me, has improved their eating habits too.
So my new attitude is if my daughters are reluctant to try new foods then feed them what they like and throwing in the organic makes me feel a bit better along the way.
I was not paid for this post. I was given some Cascadian Farm products and recipe ideas.