At the time, October 2014, I wrote:
With babies and then children it is all about good choices when it comes to food. Since this had been on my mind again, I found these two articles particularly relevant.
Rise and Shine What kids around the world eat for breakfast
Ken's during the past week I was in no position to be critical. However, when I was enjoying a delicious local veggies brunch at the Farmers Market (photo left) an hour later I could not help thinking about the scene at the coffee shop and all the healthy alternatives that for the same price or less now surrounded me.
Hummus is a hit. But while his mom and uncle dipped celery and carrotts in the hummus, Henry likes to eat it with a spoon. The token carrot or celery stick I packed with the hummus came home untouched. Since food is about color and how it is presented, it was hard for me to pack just a blob of hummus. I had some fresh pomegranate seeds in the fridge and put some on top. The snack box came home empty and since then Henry has enjoyed many more hummus-pomegranate lunches.
Baked Beans, Apple Keam (but without the keme for school), Meat Loaf, plain whole milk yogurt mixed with blueberries, pancakes, string cheese, and almost any fruit.
Toddlers will have a favorite food and then (temporairly) refuse to eat it, most often right after a large supply of the "favorite food" has been purchased. Happend with avocadoes, happened with grilled cheese sandwiches and cheese-spinach omlettes. Henry is now eating avocadoes again, though her prefers them in Guacamole,
Blueberry Muffins which were a hit with all. Okay, they contain sugar but so does birthday cake and the cookies I sent to school for Chris and Alex's birthdays.