Sunday, February 8, 2009
Leaves and Flowers
One of our goals this year is to RETURN to healthier eating habits. Luckily my kids are still young and are not totally set in their eating habits. We used to eat cauliflower instead of potatoes most of the time. I started making it again and it is a big hit. Garrett asks for it every night and Hannah will eat fruit and vegis over almost anything else. So, the other night, Garrett tells me he likes spinach. Really? Ok, great. He asks if we can make him some and I told him there was some baby spinach in the fridge and it is meant to be eaten raw, not cooked. He is trying so hard to be big and try new things (to build his muscles, he says). So he pulls out the bag of spinach and looks at it and says "is it these leaves?" I tell him yes and tell him to try it. Hannah starts crying and says "I don't want to eat leaves!" I told her she didn't have to eat leaves and to finish her cauliflower. She tells me ok and she will eat the "flower". So, I guess that is healthy eating, right? Leaves and flowers? Gotta get the roughage in somehow, eh?