Which brings me back to the produce aisle. I promise, I have a reason to be here as well. Just because I don't know what to do with a gourd, a shallot, a bag of artisan lettuce, or raw turnips, doesn't mean I should be shunned from the produce club completely. After all, I like salads; you know, the kind with lots of bacon bits, cheese, turkey and ranch dressing and maybe a few tomatoes. Besides, this mission isn't about me. It's about the children. I'm on a quest to find Tiny-&-the-Tot-approved, lunchsack-worthy vegetables.
My new interim job started this week. With the new job, comes something new for Tiny & the Tot ~ MDO. That's right friends. My littles are headed to Mom's Day Out two days a week, and I'm embracing every moment of it. Every moment except lunch packing. As a state licensed (and very awesome) program, the teachers are required to offer the kiddos a balanced meal that includes all the food groups. For my kids, food groups are: Dairy, Fruit Snacks, Hot dogs, and Marshmallows. ... and occasionally Pickles.
Could someone please direct me to the vegetable little people will eat?
- Mine don't like green beans.
- They don't like carrots (raw, cooked, sliced, diced, cubed, or shredded).
- They won't eat cold peas, cold squash, or cold broccoli (although, they will occasionally eat it freshly steamed).
- They do like avocado, but not brown after being diced up and left in a lunch bag overnight.
I fill my cart with tomatoes, sugar snap peas, cucumbers, sweet peppers, and sweet potatoes. We'll see how it goes. Knowing some of my choices are pretty far fetched, I toss in a ominous bag of Artisan lettuce, the Spring Mix, and plan on having a few salad lunches this week. I guess I am on a New Year's Diet. ~ Plain & Simple As That