It has come to my attention that some of you are claiming that you 'fell off the wagon' this weekend because you raided the naughty cupboard. When questioned as to why there is such a thing in your house as a naughty cupboard, I am given the cow eyes and some flannel about, 'Just because I'm on a healthy eating thing doesn't mean the children have to suffer. It's not fair to take away their treats.'
First off, healthy eating shouldn't be so hard it feels like you are suffering. If that's how you feel, you are doing it wrong!
Secondly, how is feeding your children healthy food making them suffer? How is feeding them all the crap you have decided is bad for you treating them? What message are you sending to your children if you eat differently to them?
Why on earth would you make one of the best decisions you could ever make in your life to eat more healthily and to cut out all the processed rubbish and then feed exactly that to your kids? That is not doing them any favours at all!
You want your kids to grow up with a healthy attitude to food, an attitude where they see great nutritional choices as an everyday, run-of-the-mill occurrence. So practice what you preach!
My kids genuinely love the oatcakes I make as well as the blueberry cupcakes and lemon drizzle cake. They will also polish off a box of chopped up raw veggies as readily as other kids demolish giant packets of crisps.
Stop buying your kids biscuits and crisps and processed mush!
Not only will it benefit them (and remember, if they are not offered alternatives, they will eat what you give them eventually. No kid will voluntarily starve themselves) but it will benefit you as there won't be any crap to fall off the wagon onto!