The folks at Milk Life asked me to talk about A Day in the Life of our home and how I instill healthy eating habits, and as the kids had a heated debate over who was going to eat the last Nutella and Go, I had to chuckle.
Because that’s really it right there.
Nutella is life.
I mean, it has dairy in it, right?!
No, no, no … that isn’t my message.
At least not this time.
An hour earlier and they were divvying up the roasted broccoli to make sure they each had a heaping plateful.
And that’s my message.
All things in moderation.
I don’t harp on what is healthy, and what isn’t healthy necessarily. I more or less guide the kids as to what may be a better choice, and what we need to keep a rein on (see: Nutella), and it’s served me well over the years.
Madeline eats cherry tomatoes like they’re Hershey Kisses. And Nick loves to snack on frozen grapes and yogurt. And yesterday, when they saw I came home with a bunch of broccoli for dinner, they high-fived each other. Because roasted broccoli is everything. No joke.
From the time we wake up to the time we hit the pillow, we just try to make smart choices most of the time.