A chaotic start of 2012 doesn’t mean you need to relinquish your new year’s resolution of feeding your kids in a healthier way
The new year started with getting stuck at the airport with all the kids and tons of heavy luggage packed with Christmas presents and things you can buy in Germany but not in the UK. Our flight was cancelled because of a storm in the UK and the only chance to get back to London was early in the morning flying of the following day – and to London City instead of Heathrow (which would have been a 25 minute drive to our place). So we ended up getting up at 3.30am in the morning, dragging our kids and (the still heavy) luggage to the airport.
After waiting another hour in the plane because the door couldn’t be shut we finally arrived at London City. My husband went straight to work, meand kids got a cab and it only took us nearly another two hours to drive through the beautiful London City traffic until we arrived shortly before 11am at home. What a trip!
That day the kids were allowed more TV and computer games because I couldn’t deal with their demands, my lack of sleep and the tasks I had with unpacking & tidying the house afterwards.
So let’s hope the chaotic beginning of 2012 will not continue throughout the year as being chaotic is definitely not a resolution for me. I want to be even more organised in 2012 (in my case being German means being organised is a semi-religion in any case) and my husband will frown upon me because of all the lists I will be creating J
It might be your new year’s resolution to feed your kids in a healthier way – one of mine for last year was to use only stainless steel water bottles for my kids after I set up my own business late in 2010. Thus, I would like to share my recipe for a healthy soup which helps me to get vegetables into my kids, is simple and yummy.
What I do is cooking seasonal vegetables (always including potatoes as they make the soup a bit thicker) adding some herbs and vegetable stock, stirring everything at the end to get a creamy soup. We normally add some croutons and some bread to dip and my kids eat whatever vegetables I put into the soup! It’s amazing, because they get to eat veggies they otherwise despise and hence deny. I love it and so do the kids.
You might have read my blog article “I’ll eat fruits when I am four… or five, six or seven?” about my son who is not only not eating fruits he also refuses to eat vegetables. Maybe it’s just too healthy for him J The combination of a daily & fresh morning fruit smoothie plus the vegetable soup once or twice a week helps him and us to stay healthy.
Hope it helps you too and see you next week.