Some readers have been curious how little D is faring with the Weight Watchers revolution in our house, so this post is for them!
At first, he hated it. He probably missed the fatting creamy pasta sidedish thingys I used to make, and wondered where the hell the frozen french fries and chicken fingers went.
I (selfishly) try to serve him foods he likes at lunchtime, so his afternoon nap isn’t jeopardized by hunger. I serve him the new healthy recipes at suppertime, and if he doesn’t want to eat it, too bad — he doesn’t get other options (except extra veggies, if he wants them). I feel OK doing this at suppertime because I know he still has a bedtime snack coming, and the cereal/toast/cheese and crackers he’ll eat then will keep him going until the morning.
But I’ve noticed a big improvement in D’s willingness to eat the healthier meals. He still doesn’t like some of them — like the ones with beans — but he’s getting used to the fact that this is what we eat now.
So for today’s What I Ate Wednesday, here are a few photos I’ve snapped on my phone of D’s meals over the last couple of weeks:
|Peanut butter toast, hardboiled egg, apple slices|
|Whole-grain homemade veggie pizza with Spicy Baked Tacos|
|Peanut butter on ricecake, strips of chicken, cheese sticks, and raspberries|
|Peas, cheese sticks, hummus on melba toast, Turkey Joes filling|
|Veggie pizza on a whole-wheat wrap|