If you follow me on Instagram you’ve seen the photos. My daughter with her mouth full of lettuce; my son gulping down enormous glasses of green juice. At restaurants, people stare in amazement as the children ask to share our salads and indulge in exotic tastes and textures. It’s been a collaborative effort for my husband and myself; in some ways it’s been my full time job — planning, preparing, shopping, and cooking food. I’ve had to withstand the temptations, pitfalls, and judgement of others along this road. And WOW has it all been worth it. I believe with my whole heart that what we ARE what we EAT. A child’s ability to self-manage, focus, learn, and self-regulate are all deeply tied to the food that goes into their body. It’s just biology, really. If they are filled with crap, they are going to act like crap. They can’t even help it. Chemicals, sugar, empty foods devoid of nutrition… they rob a child of the chance to really be their very best. Blah, blah, blah. It’s my personal soapbox.
Friends and strangers are constantly asking me HOW and WHY our children eat the way they do. The truth is, when you’re passionate about something, it’s a pleasure to devote yourself to figuring out how to do it well.