Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Edamame, Kefir, and Hummus

Remember when you were a kid and you wanted to eat the same three foods everyday for every meal? Most of the time my parents wouldn't let me and they made me eat something different, something new. When I became a parent I have at times been confronted with the same issue.

While my son will eat anything, my daughter is very picky and has about 7 items on her approved list. Fortunately for me they are pretty healthy things like apples, pears, cottage cheese, and hummus. However, I often find myself telling her that she has to try something new, something different than her usual. Well, that has recently backfired on me.

I was sick for about a week and not able to eat much of anything. When I started feeling better the only thing that sounded good was salt, so I would cook edamame everyday and sprinkle it with kosher salt. We eat a lot of edamame anyway, but this now became a meal unto itself...sometimes all three meals. So, for about the past week I've had edamame and kefir for breakfast, hummus and pretzels for lunch, and then a normal dinner. This morning when I was again drinking kefir and boiling the edamame my daughter looks at me and says, "Mommy, you really need to have something different for breakfast. You can't just keep eating the same thing everyday."

Pot meet kettle.


Slendarella said...

HA! Proof that they DO hear some of what we say. Excellent, yes?!


Nancy said...

I get in a groove and eat the same thing for breakfast every day. Raisin Bran was one favorite for years, then Honey Nut Cheerios with a banana for years. Now it's Oatmeal (1 min. on the stove) with Splenda and Nuts. Milk on the side always!

Moxymama said...

I am a total creature of habit. I go through phases with breakfast too Nancy.

Joanne said...

Like mother, like daughter!

Gena B. said...

Funny! I eat a bowl of cereal every single morning so I am not much better.

Emerald said...

Your daughter is a reflection of her mama, yes?