17 Bites was conceived in a moment of panic.
After many years spent collecting cookbooks, taking cooking classes, hosting big dinners for friends and family and thinking about food every waking moment, it occurred to me that my kids (however this is possible) do not. My attempts to bring them into the kitchen to share in the joy of peeling carrots, scraping the inside of the brownie bowl and peering through the hazy stove window to watch the muffins rise was met with a shrug of the shoulders as they went back to having their own fun. How could this be? Aren’t my children supposed to be propped up on the counter, reading a recipe, mini apron on and spoon in hand, grinning ear to ear in anticipation of cooking with me?
Instead what I have are kids who like consistency. Really like consistency. As in, eating the same thing each and every night. The same list of 10 foods which you have all seen on children’s menus in restaurants.
This blog details my path of gently encouraging my children to eat healthy food without all the rules and negotiations. It’s about being together at the dinner table each night. It’s about laughter (and its about tears). And it’s about food.
I hope you enjoy it.
To learn more about how I stay sane during this process each night at dinner, click here.
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