FOOD FIGHT!!

When my wife and I first started eating healthier we continued to let the kids eat chicken nuggets, chips, chocolate milk, fast food but just a few weeks into eating better the light bulb went off. HEY, if I’m not going to put this stuff in my body why would I want my kids to eat junk.  So the great food fight began.

My kids were so used to eating junk food that it has been a fight to get them to change their young minds on the new foods we eat. My five year old son Lex (yup he is named after Lex Luthor) was so used to eating chips in a blue bag, let me translate that for you Cool Ranch Doritos and McDonald’s that it’s been a fight to have him try vegetables or fruits. We hear GROSS that stuff looks disgusting well so does a Big Mac now. My four year old daughter who I honestly wouldn’t mind the switch has fought the hardest over our new food choices. She used to want to eat what mommy and daddy ate but not so much anymore. I know it will just take time.

I can’t wait to watch my kids grow up strong, healthy, and confident. I know what it was like to be the fat kid that had no friends and was always picked on and I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.

Tonight it’s chicken taco salads yummy, don’t tell my kiddos but it’s going to have lettuce on it 🙂

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FOOD FIGHT!!

The Gift of the ValenTater!

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What did I give my wife on this cold and very windy Valentines Day?  While most women will be getting jewelry, roses, or chocolates, this year I gave my special someone a heart shaped potato or what I’ve called it all day the ValenTater!  Chocolates were not an option this year with our healthier lifestyle and I’m too cheap for roses but my wife did get a love note, daisies (her favorite flower), and the ValenTater.  I will be making Darcie a special but healthy dinner later but I’m stumped should we have ValenTater salad, mashed ValenTater, or baked ValenTater?  I don’t think my wife saw the humor in this gift but that’s how I roll, speaking of rolls I wonder if I can find a heart shaped one.  This give beats the dead flower I gave her one year, yeah it was free so the price was right.  I’m just so romantic but I know this, my wife will never forget getting a heart shaped vegetable for the years most romantic day.

Thanks for reading and Happy Valentine’s Day!!

The Gift of the ValenTater!