Staying home with your children is wonderful, but it is so tempting to eat the things they have left on their meal plates. YOU ARE NOT A GARBAGE DISPOSAL! Avoid the extra calories and dispose of their plates as soon as they are done!
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I make it a rule to never pick at my children's leftovers in their plate. If it is something that I think they will eat later, I wrap it and put it in the fridge for them...otherwise I throw it in the garbage. THEIR food is not part of my daily meal plan and picking at a french fry here and there or finishing a half eaten oreo cookie add up to extra unwanted and unaccounted for calories. We wouldn't pick at an adult's plate...so why pick at our kids plates.
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