Today I warned my kiddos . . .
I am NOT buying anymore junk food!!!
You should have witnessed the looks on their faces!
"No more COOKIES???"
"No more CHOCOLATE???"
"No more CHEETOS?"
"WHAT ARE WE GONNA EAT?"
Well . . . there will be plenty of yummy, wholesome foods to snack on.
I will make sure we have a full pantry and fridges of . . .
graham crackers, granola bars, protein meta balls, pumpkin seeds, granola, fruit cups, yogurt, fresh fruit, cheese ~ cubes, baby bel cheese, slices, all natural fruit snacks
"What about FROOT LOOPS?"
I am sorry, no more fruit loops.
The look of despair . . . they are a favorite!
They were o.k. with the substitutions . . . but not the no Froot Loops.
I will continue to purchase frozen items they love . . .
They were happy with that.
Why the change in eating habits?
Randy and I have noticed the kids simply want JUNK . . .
nothing healthy, only JUNK and when they ask for a snack I remind them to choose something that is good for them . . . our youngest came out of the pantry yesterday with OREO cookies . . .
THAT is what HE wanted for BREAKFAST.
Of course, he was told he could not have OREO cookies for breakfast . . .
then the battle began.
Now I am not saying they will never ever have a candy bar again . . .
they will just not be a regular staple in our pantry.
If your kids are like mine, they would rather have McDonald's than almost anything else in the world.
Tonight I changed their minds and I was shocked!
Dinner tonight consisted of grilling out chicken and making risotto ~ for the boys.
I cut up chicken breast into cubes - about 1/2 the size of chicken nuggets.
Once the chicken was cut up, I soaked it in BBQ sauce.
After about 20 minutes, I pulled out some Reynolds Wrap and made little bbq chicken packets.
Randy took the chicken packs outside and put them on the grill.
Meanwhile, I made the kids risotto.
They had never had it before ~ I was hoping for the best.
Then I got dinner together for Katelyn, Randy and I . . .
chicken breast strips covered in onion, diced tomato and mushroom slices
again, I put serving sizes in Reynolds wrap and sealed them tightly.
Onto the grill.
Katelyn put together a wonderful salad while I was working on the risotto.
Before we knew it . . .
Dinner was served.
The first words of of our boys' mouths . . .
"What is that?"
Then came . . .
"It smells yummy!"
And then . . .
"What is in it?"
So, I explained the dish was called Risotto and it was Italian.
The ingredients are Risotto, butter, onion powder, cream and cheese.
Then I added . . .
By the way boys . . .
Bobby Flay makes Risotto . . .
You should have seen them . . .
they dug right in and immediately I was hearing:
"This is soooooooooooo YUMMY! I LOVE IT . . . Will you make it again?"
Insert Mama smile here!
The chicken was a huge hit as well.
While they were all in yummy goodness heaven I asked them,
So, do you like McDonald's chicken better or THIS chicken better?
THIS . . . was yelled at me by ALL FOUR.
Take THAT McDonalds!