Thanks to all those who responded with NO judgement to my last post. I loved reading all of them. I love all of the "non-healthy eaters that outed themselves!
I would like to say one thing. I DO feed my children vegetables.
Certain items, the ones that are recommended you only buy organic I buy organic (i.e. peaches). If items are on sale and they are organic, I buy them as well.
I often went and consulted with Drew's pediatrician about his horrendous eating habits and she told me not to worry, if he was drinking juice he would get the nutrients he needs and eventually he would grow out of it. Which he has. He will at least try every vegetable we put in front of him, and he is obsessed with sugar snap peas (geez, I wonder why). He just has a huge sweet tooth.
Thanks for the suggestions. Some of them I do and some of them I don't do, and some I will try, others I will not (one I have not tried yet-we own Deceptively Delicious- unfortunately these recipes require lots of work and time I do not have).
One reader, Carebear asked for suggestions, believe it or not, on how to eat healthier. Here they are: I do give my kids V-8 Frusion. Why not? It's yummy and good for them. I actually do water down juice though, always have. My kids aren't allowed to have soda. Drew has to try what is on his plate. No short order cooks here. I actually wrote a post on how we accomplish this. Jacob we can't bargain with yet, but he's our big fruit eater. He can finish a whole pint of blueberries in one sitting if we let him. We don't eat a lot of fast food (besides pizza), and I really do try to incorporate fruits and vegetables into every meal. I actually always check the sugar content on items and the vitamin content and go with the best choice in breakfast cereals and cereal bars. Cookie Crisp is surprisingly better than many of the ones he did want, although I think I will try and see if he likes Honey Nut Cheerios, as Krissy suggested. We also make a game out of picking out new fruits and vegetables to try, Drew's favorite is the pummelo (and it's cute to listen to him pronounce it). Like Lucy said in her comment, It's all about balance. I am trying to balance it all. I think I am doing an okay job. If I didn't think so, I would say so. I'm honest like that.
Like one reader, Roxane, said:
No judging here! They are fed, clothes, loved and have a warm place to sleep...You are doing great :)
Thanks Roxane, I couldn't agree more- Not to toot my own horn or anything... toot!
I am working on Friday Favorites also.... I have ton this week (this week has been good to me). Looking forward to reading all of yours!