My daughter, and most kids I am sure, loves macaroni and cheese. Heck, I love macaroni and cheese. It’s a great comfort food and so easy to make. I usually make a skinny version, but sometimes I’m lazy and sometimes I’m craving full fat cheesy goodness. It’s 12° today, I’m cold and I have a sinus infection. That calls for some unhealthy comfort food!
I was being a “bad mom“ and making a box of they’ll Velveeta shells and cheese for lunch for Livvy when I had a lightbulb moment. I could help the monotonous flavor of the macaroni and cheese a little bit and get Livvy to get a serving of veggies in, which is quite the struggle lately. I grabbed a frozen bag of peas and carrots and dumped a little bit in, just enough that it’s not going to overpower the macaroni, and now I feel a little better about gorging on full fat cheese for lunch. It’s a good way to bribe our kids and indulge now and then, while still getting some nutritional value.
This is obviously not rocket science, but I thought I’d share because it hadn’t occurred to me until today.
What tricks do you use to get your kids to eat better?