When it comes to eating, the girls and I don’t always see eye to eye.
Like the night I made raw walnut vegan tacos (ground walnut instead of meat for the filing). Yeah. Let’s just say Hayley was so against this meal she gave it back. Right there at the dinner table. I won’t go into any more detail other than to say we never had that dish again.
Or there’s the daily battle with Layla who shouts, “I don’t like vegetables” to anyone who will listen.
To make mealtimes even more fun, the oldest kid and I are now vegetarians. Except she’s not a fan of salads, mushrooms, peppers, onions and some other veggies that I can’t think of right now.
Sadly for her, I cook with all of them. Frequently.
The little one also declared herself a vegetarian – that likes chicken. But not chicken meat. Apparently they are two different things in her world and you better not get them mixed up.
All good times. I’m sure you parents know exactly what I’m talking about with kids and food struggles.
Sometimes all you can do is laugh. Other times it’s easier to give in and try again for the next meal.
For all you parents out there who have feeding challenges, Happy Family has launched a campaign called “Stories from the Bright Side” which are true stories about little ones and food brought to life. Like this one about a mom who gave her kids green juice which they thought was coffee.
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For Stories from the Bright Side, you can watch 8 stories about kids and food brought to life by 12 improv actors.
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Now don’t you feel better knowing you are so not alone in the challenges of feeding getting the kids to eat healthy?