I have been wanting to write about this for a while, but wondering how to do it without offending. Many awesome Waldorf homeschooling families have gotten on board with Simplicity Parenting’s food rhythms. The idea being that children like regular repetition in their meals. So the Waldorf homeschool blogs exploded with simple meal planning, simple meals, eat from the cupboard or spend nothing on food months, etc, etc, ad nauseum.
Now, I realize that this can be a money issue. I have been a single mama on welfare. I get that. But when that’s you, you don’t need an internet food challenge to inspire you to eat simply.
It is NOT HEALTHY or GOOD to only offer your children the same foods over and over and over. If you do choose to do that, don’t be surprised later if they have food allergies or are picky eaters.
If you want children who think trying new foods is an adventure, feed them a lot of foods from the begining! It’s OK if they don’t like something the first time, it’s cool. Try it again! Buy or borrow cookbooks with lots of photos and let them choose some recipes. Have ethnic nights, with music. Have fun cooking together.
Down with Taco Tuesdays!