So I’ve had this stewing around in my brain since Thanksgiving week and I’m just going to go ahead and get it out.
KIDS MEALS DRIVE ME CRAZY!
Yeah, yeah, yeah I get it. Some kids are insanely picky but seriously, why are their only options chicken nuggets, mac and cheese or grilled cheese most of the time?
At Bug’s preschool Thanksgiving feast, they had a wonderful performance for us and a catered meal with turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans etc. However, all kids had the kids meal already at their place setting – featuring chicken nuggets and mac and cheese.
I mean, REALLY?
Why not offer up the turkey and other yummy things to the kids? Why just assume that kids won’t eat it?
I am not a foodie nor am I a crazy health food nut. My kid eats his fair share of crap. But it gets on my ever living nerve that there aren’t nice, normal meal options on a lot of these kids meals. How about a regular old grilled chicken breast? Or a side of broccoli and green beans. Hell, maybe my kid is in the extreme minority but you could even offer a small salad.
So…bottom line, when we do take Bug out to eat (which isn’t often) we order off the regular menu for him. It costs us more, but he has such a better (and typically healthier) selection that way.
And yes, he ate his nuggets at the Thanksgiving celebration (there were already on his plate after all) but he then got a nice serving of turkey and green beans too.
Food choices are indeed up to the parent. And I understand schools and churches may have limited budget, choices or catering options, but still. Many kids will eat a variety of foods. If all you give them is nuggets, then that’s all they’ll ever want. *end rant*