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The Natives are Coming Around

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Last week, I posted a blog about changing my daughters' lunchbox fare. I am happy to say that things have been going well in that area, because I went shopping specifically looking for healthy options that my kids will actually eat and like. I scored big time with the following lunch:

Laughing Cow Lite Swiss Cheese Wedge
6 Triscuits
Fresh Raspberries
Baby Carrots
Capri Sun

My 6 year old came home and said, "Mommy!!! I LOOOOVE that cheese and those crackers! I want some more right now!"


So, Laughing Cow is pricey...but Laughing Cow it is!!!

And another new development on the Healthy Kids front:

My 4 yr old boy watches me prepare all my lunches and dinners. Two nights in a row, he's been curious about different veggies I was chopping. The first night, he saw me chopping celery and said, "What's that? Can I taste it?" He tentatively chewed a little bite and exclaimed, "I like it!" He asked me for 4 more pieces of celery before he went to bed.


Then, last night, he saw me cutting up cucumbers for my salad. He said, "Mommy, you eating leaves?" Pretty much, kid. He tasted one, but didn't care for it. But then he asked to try the cucumber. That kid ate an entire half of a cucumber last night! The funniest part was when he had tried the first piece, then said, "Can I have more of that?" And I said, "Yes." And he exclaimed, "Mommy, you say YES?!?!" Oh man...do I say "no" ALL the time?! Haha.


Healthy Mommy, Healthy Family. I'm really starting to believe that!

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    Yay you! What a great influence you are for your kids!
    2244 days ago
    That's great!! LOL I love your son asking for more celery and cucumber. Too funny.
    2245 days ago

    Get used to it!
    2245 days ago
    My DH and I love Laughing Cow cheese! You are a real blessing to your family by providing an example.
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    2245 days ago
    Good for you (and for the kids!). I find that I have to do that for myself, too - give in and buy things that I like instead of just what I know I should eat. Willpower is a real weakness of mine! At the grocery store this week, my daughter (16) begged for "Cuties". I gave in, even though I thought they were way overpriced. To my surprise, we're all eating them! $$ well spent! emoticon
    2245 days ago
    keep going, it can be like trying to burn green wood, just keep applying heat and be patient. :)
    2245 days ago
    I love your daughter and the reaction to the laughing cow cheese!

    Glad your kids are starting to discover new good for them foods and liking them.

    2245 days ago
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