I was talking to a friend the other day about limits. By limits, I mean how far to take this eating healthy thing with our kids. She mentioned a situation that I have been through many times with my children. In a nutshell- she mentioned that her 1 year old son had never tasted ice cream before and her friends were basically in disbelief! I can totally relate to that. People think I deprive my kids or something. I can assure you that I don't, but I don't think ice cream and cake needs to be a staple in my kids diets. I don't judge others for giving their kids junk food all the time, so please don't judge me for limiting my kids intake of crap! :)
This is how my husband and I choose to raise our kids. Yes, they have had fries and will continue to do so. We also make our own "fries" at home. We use sweet potatoes and olive oil and bake them in the oven Yes, Amara eats candy. Not everyday or week for that matter. No they don't drink soda and neither do Matt and I ( unless there is some rum in it) It's just about having limits.
I had never had sugar cereal until I was in the 5th grade and that was at my best friends house. We were raised on oatmeal, Corn Flakes and Cheerios. A special treat was Honey Comb cereal which is a low sugar cereal.
I just want my kids to know that fries, take out pizza and Totino's Pizza Rolls ( Amara just asked for these after seeing a commercial) are a treat and not an all the time thing.
Sorry for the tangent, but that's what I do.