It’s Day 2 of the New Year – how are you doing on your resolutions? In typical Lisa fashion I’ve created grand plans with absolutely no prior research. I find this works best for me. Oh sure, I could have read a book about how to use Twitter properly, but I find getting kicked off the site on the first day provides a much faster education.
Day 1 – Clean Cooking/Fit Family
It might have been a good idea to, oh I don’t know, go grocery shopping first, but where is the fun in that? I busted out the frozen peas (kid friendly + healthy, right?) heated up the left over ham (not exactly “clean,” especially if you are Jewish) and made egg noodles (which I’m sure are not clean but I’m setting the bar low.) After all, just cooking is a huge improvement for me. And look how pretty the meal turned out!
They loved it! They ate all the noodles!
OK, my plans were not working, so I pulled the time-honored tradition of making my husband the heavy. “Eat your protein and peas or you’ll be in BIG TROUBLE with Daddy!”
It sorta worked, in that, “I’m creating future food issues for my kids” sorta way.
Day 2 – Clean Cooking/Fit Family
Today I tried to get the kids to “buy into” the clean eating thing.
“So what do you think is healthy food?” I asked my kids.
“Apples (yes!) and carrots (sweet!) and ice cream (well…) potato chips! (whoa – hold up) and birthday cake! Yeah! Lots of birthday cake! When’s my birthday?” (This is not going well. It seemed like such a logical and leading conversation when I read the “buy in” technique from the Gracious Pantry.)
Today I cooked lemon-mustard chicken, brown rice and mixed vegetables.
They loved it! They ate all the rice!
And not to brag about my cooking skills but with such compliments as, “Yucky!” and “That’s disgusting, Mommy. When can we go back to eating kid food?” well, that just makes it all worth it, no?
How about you? Any of you trying a cooking remodel for the New Year?
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