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Otherwise known as BLT's! I used to find myself nibbling on the food left behind on my children's plates. BLT's add up! Now, when the kids are finished eating, I have them pour the rest of their drink on their left-over food before they bring me their plate. YUCK! no more nibbling for me!
Same goes for left-overs in the pan. Pan goes directly in the sink and I spray water on it.
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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