My family is not doing too bad on Nutrition. We practically never go out and when we do, we pick better places with quality food. I wish we had more organic food in the house, but otherwise everyone gets proper nutrition in one form or the other.
My daughter (3.5) and myself like vegetables. My husband and my son (20 mo) prefer meat and potato. Besides that my daughter doesn’t want to eat the same food. After dinner I spend 20 minutes picking up leftovers of dinner from the table and under it as well
My daughter (3.5) and myself like vegetables. My husband and my son (20 mo) prefer meat and potato. How do I make sure the meat eaters get their veggies and how do I minimize food waste?
Instead of putting 4 plates with food on the table, I put 1 big plate on the middles of the table (with everything pre-cut) – eggs, string cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, avocado, and whatever else looked good at the store. I toast whole grain bread and give smaller portions of meat and side dish to the guys. I only tried it a few times so far, but it seems like less food ends up thrown out, since it is not on the kids’ plates from the start. To my surprise my son decided to try new foods – avocado and egg (he wasn’t interested in it before). After dinner is done, I pick the leftovers from the plate and pack it in 2 storage containers along with salad leaves – now it’s a salad for tomorrow’s lunch my me and my husband.