I have often wondered if lots of children live off fast food and chocolate or do we as parents find a balance between healthy eating and fast food.
My twin girls have always been excellent eaters, but as they approach four years of age they are becoming much more discerning about what they eat. Although I have to say both have always tried anything.
During the week we nearly always have a sunday lunch which is great as the girls have plenty of vegetables and thoroughly enjoy it and normally clean their plates.
For breakfast the girls have cereal or toast. R always has a banana before nursery and M always has a custard pot.
For the rest of the week the girls have a mixture of sandwiches or toasties for lunch with yoghurts or fruit.
For tea they can have anything from chicken curry and rice, sausages and mash, chicken nuggets and smiles or pasta.
We have never really said no when they ask for chocolate because usually they have eaten all their tea, but we ensure it’s in moderation.
When it comes to fast food the girls tend to like either McDonald’s or Burger King and they nearly always have nuggets and chips and this is done in moderation only because we’re not always near a fast food outlet and it is a sort of a treat for the girls so they don’t get to used to thinking this is what you live on.
So yes, I believe our children have a balanced diet. Do your children? Would love to hear from you!