Worried as I was about what LL was eating at school, it turns out (as usual) her teacher and conventional wisdom were right. It seems that the kids have started trying most of what they’re given and eating what’s put in front of them. The peer pressure and community/family atmosphere at school is causing even my little rugged individualist to toe the line! I just needed to have a little faith. I would bet my international and British friends are not surprised by this, because the culture here (in my experience) promotes healthy, varied eating so much more than in the States. [I still love you best, America :-) ]
If you read this blog regularly, you know we’ve struggled with fish in the past, but LL has even joined in the school-wide rejoicing on “fish and chip Fridays.” (Yes, chips, i.e., fries, aren’t healthy, but she’s eating the fish and the other vegetables, so I’ll be glad about it). LL came home from school a few times saying that she didn’t eat the cake they were serving for pudding and instead took an apple! Making a healthy choice of her own volition is the real goal and I can be very proud of that.
Bummer. I bought some really nice looking Kofte kebabs at the butcher (first time I’ve bought anything pre-made at a butcher) and was about to cook them tonight when I saw the ingredient list… Preservative E621. I really wanted to be able to ignore it and make them anyway, but I couldn’t make myself do it. I googled it and learned that E621 is MSG. Surprised that the fancy butcher would use this. Am now having yogurt for dinner. A lesson for next time—ask for the ingredient list beforehand!