Day 4Posted: March 17, 2011
St. Patrick’s Day!
I am a little bummed that I didn’t plan out St. Patrick’s Day like I usually do. I like a green theme… green bagels in the morning, something unusual and green for lunch and dinner – green waffles anyone? Green eggs and ham? 🙂
But I was able to get in the spirit with green smoothies this morning! 6 leaves of kale, 1 banana, handful of strawberries and a handful of pineapple, just to make sure it was sweet enough! Add water and blend! Yummy! Michael then went to school for his pancake breakfast (the reward for reaching 100% of his reading goal) where he scooped peaches, strawberries, grapes and melon onto his plate 🙂 Emily and Matthew went to a playdate where they had cantaloupe along with bagels, muffins, cookies… filled them up so much they didn’t want lunch. I did convince them each to eat a banana later though.
Tonight’s dinner plans: oven baked french fries, BBQ chicken sandwiches and some sort of easy, canned vegetable. Peas or green beans, I guess – we’ve got to have something green, right?
Right now I’m getting ready to pick Michael up from school, then we are heading to Chik-fil-A for our free green ice cream cone! Nope, today is not the healthiest of days – lots of snacks that I wouldn’t normally like them to have – but that’s ok. As much as I want them to eat pure and healthy, I know that there are days and occasions when there just has to be treats and fun, right? Knowing that they are eating great 90-95% of the time makes me feel pretty good about the times they don’t.