Saturday, March 10, 2007

My boy loves them veggies!

I have mentioned in previous posts that I am not very gifted when it comes to the task of meal planning. Yet, meal planning has its advantages as you save money and can eat better if you have a plan of some sort. So this afternoon, my husband and I set out to try and put together a menu for the next three weeks.

We started by asking the boys (the baby girl doesn't have a say yet) what their favorite foods were. We also asked them to name their favorite vegetable. Our 4 year old said he liked lima beans. Our 2 year old chimed in and said, "I like jelly beans." :-)

What makes this even more humorous is that our oldest didn't know what chocolate was (actually, he didn't know what it was called) -- let alone jelly beans -- until he was at least three. I knew that would be a tough act to follow with the younger kids, but I now realize by how much!


  1. So true. We start off with good intentions, but by the time it gets to the second (or third) child, they get started on the unhealthy stuff much sooner.

  2. Renata,

    I don't get it... What's wrong with jelly beans? You should encourage him to eat vegetables like jelly beans. They go very well with doughnuts.


  3. Hahaha! Sounds yummy Alan! Did I mention to you, Renata, that I love yogurt?