A post like this has been brewing in me for some time and the urge to write it grew stronger with every new comment on what people think I eat or how I feed my kids. And going out for coffee with people new to my circle has become simply awkward when their jaws drop when I ACTUALLY ORDER COFFEE and enjoy every sip of it!
Folks, it is time for a full disclosure.
Are you ready for this?
But you have to be sure. Sit down, just in case.... (and don't say I didn't warn ya!)
Here's my kids' dinner tonight:
No, it's not gluten free, vegan, dairy free or even humanely raised meat or homemade version. Even if I paired it with a homemade caesar salad, there is no polite way of saying this...
It's a badass full grease, full wheat and full flavour Takeout pizza.
Ok, before you start searching for your rosary, I feel like I need to give you some background info.
So my kids have their friends over for a play date today and we spent most of the gorgeous day outdoors fishing. Being out in nature tends to do this to kids, I've noticed. They get hungry, or as they usually put it, they "are starving!". And since having friends over is a special treat, I see no reason denying them the pleasure of sinful foods enjoyed in each other's company (in moderation).
So here it is. Badass pizza as a treat.
With a healthier option offered on a side. Just sayin'...
So here I am. A nutritionist who gives her kids pizza once in a while and feels absolutely no remorse about it. But I think you can guess what's on the menu as of tomorrow's breakfast. 😉 And as much as I enjoy cooking and figuring out new and exciting ways to feed families, I am also secretly human 😉 and I do appreciate a break.
Once. In. A. While.
My personal and professional philosophy is that living well is all about finding balance and enjoying your life without feeling deprived.
So I give you my blessing for committing some food sins today and if you need help getting nutritional absolution as of Monday (because who wants to start anything on a Sunday), just give me a shout. 🙂