On a mission to make real food cool

Friday, September 23, 2016


The other day I made potato leek soup and after a bit of coercing (it was green) the kids lapped it up. I asked them if they wanted it for lunch the next day and they both said yes.

Fast forward to the next morning to when I mentioned the soup that I was going to put in their lunch they both instantly said no and when I asked why, they said they didn't want their friends to comment on how it looks.

Ugh.

So It's already starting. Did I mention my kids are 5.5 and 4? Are kids seriously making comments already about other kids lunches?

I told them then and there that I make food different and yes it's going to look different sometimes. It's going to be green. It's going to be hearty. There will be no goldfish crackers in their lunch unless I make them. Yeah, I'm that mom.

And guess what? I vow not to back down. I am not going to change what I feed my kids because other kids at school don't like how it looks or smells.

So right now I'm making this my mission: I want to make real food cool. If I have to make it look cute so be it.

Real food is cool people. Let's join together in this uphill battle. We'll get there.



This fall I've joined the Academy of Culinary Nutrition where I'll be learning the ins and outs of how to cook and eat for health. You can follow my culinary adventures here and on Instagram (@lealoulemonade).

Cheers. Here's to health.

1 comment:

  1. I had the same problem too recently with my 4 year old. He just began Pre-K, and quite a few of the kids made fun of his snacks the first week of school. I too am on a mission and I'm not going to back down either:-) The teasing has stopped now, but it upsets me how much it impacted him, and also how so many children today aren't being given real foods to eat. It is not okay!

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