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I will usually give my daughter the choice of whatever we have in the fridge as to what we make for meals since it's just the 2 of us. We have been working on making wiser choices at the grocery store both health and economy wise since she is just hitting puberty and is putting on the weight. What we eat also depends on what she feels like cooking.
My baby girl will be having surgery 7/13 (nothing huge, but I'm nervous - tonsils, adnoids, and tubes) and turning 5 on 8/4. My son turned 6 on 6/14. My oldest daughter turned 7 on 6/22 (nope I didn't make a mistake, they are 8 days less than a year apart). I have been letting them help me cook and decide what they are having for lunch. I have been trying to let them pick how we exercise.....
Today, they wanted to go to the park but instead we walked 1 mile to the store, bought fresh veggies and popcicles, then walked the mile home. I am proud of myself, because I did not have my own popcicle just one lick (not a bite) off of each of the kids (blue raspberry, cherry, and orange).
Breakfast was toast, hard boiled egg, fruit, and milk (they could choose from nectarines or apples).
My girls made and had meat roll-ups (they ate up the last of the roast beef - which is good, 'cause it's my favorite). You take the roastbeef, spread cream cheese on it, put a pickle in the middle, than roll it up.
My son wanted buttered noodles (non-dairy butter, 'cause he is allergic to milk). He chose the garden pasta.
Then they all had fresh broccoli. The girls shared a Peach Mango Fuze. Zach and I had water.
I had a cup of cooked pasta, I can't believe it's not butter spray, grilled chicken and cucumbers with a little bit of salt......
Tomorrow I am participating in a 5k. It is supposed to be a run, but I'm gonna be proud of myself for just finishing!!! If I can do the 3.2 miles in less than 1.5 hours, I will be so happy!!
Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health. - Julia Child