I think the hardest thing about being a dietitian is trying to ensure that my own children eat primarily healthy foods, it's definitely a challenge! my mode of operation is always to be positive, let them have some control and simply ask for tiny bites when trying new foods because "when we don't try, we don't know". tonight's dinner: black beans and rice served with cauliflower cooked in a tomato base (until i learn how to take good food pics, i'm going to rely on these lovely photos from unsplash.com). i've been around a lot of kids and during my time at public health i've visited many schools...there is lots of room for improvement when it comes to feeding children. my advice to caregivers: never give up! continual positive exposure (and role modelling) will pay off. and dont forget to consider more whole-food, plant-based options....(btw my son loved the cauliflower, my daughter not so much, but she did try it...enough of a victory for today!) #plantgevity#wfpb#goplantbased#plantpoweredlifestyle#nutrition#nutritionstudies#healthykids#hownottodie#plantpower#kids#kidfood#cauliflower#eatyourveggies
Another lunch ☺️ it’s pouring rain here today so i’m guessing the kids will be happy with a warm meal. i find if i heat the food and then put it in the big dipper it’s still warm by lunchtime, even though the planetbox people say not to do that 😂 #planetbox#kidfood#lunchbox#leftovers
leftover refried beans and @so_delicious “mozzarella” quesadillas on flour and corn tortillas, turmeric rice, cucumber slices, salsa, strawberries and @enjoylifefoods semi sweet chocolate chips (allergy free and vegan). how you guys had a great monday!
Pb and peach jelly. cucumber and honeycrisp apples. few freeze dried marshmallows. the kiddo is super into boring lunch right now but i do have permission to amp up the halloween in a couple weeks! #kidfood#bento#coldlunch#packawinner
When it comes to getting food on the table, here’s my #noshameparentinghack: take as many shortcuts as possible. i buy pre-cut everything (like these already trimmed and washed haricot verts … which is just a fancy name for skinny green beans), rotisserie chickens, i rarely peel potatoes (my kids think peels are just part of mashed potatoes). i figure it’s worth the extra couple of bucks to save the time and get food on the table (yes, ✅✅✅ my privilege.) a group of friends and i all have the same cooking app, and we email recipes back and forth constantly. my husband @bradklyn and i share a login, so we both have access to all the recipes and either can easily cook dinner. we do one big shop a week, and i make a list of what’s for dinner for the week. (i don’t assign meals each night, because i unwind by cooking, and i like a little bit of flexibility… but at least if i know what’s on the week’s menu, i don’t have to think too hard when i’m brain dead at the end of the day). we eat out a lot more on weekends. and sometimes if i really want to test my level of zen, i cook with my kids 😂. (ya know, #noshameparenting and all.) what are your tricks for getting meals on the table?