Just eat a few more bites.” Have you ever said this to your child after they expressed that they were full? I have. Recently, I got to thinking – if we want to teach our kids how to listen to their body and only eat when they’re hungry, why would we tell them to eat more? I understand we don’t want to waste food, but instead of making them eat more when they’re full, why not save the food for leftovers the next day? I think this is an important lesson to teach our kids, especially in a day where so many eat mindlessly or eat even when they’re already full. What steps are you taking to help your children develop good eating habits?
I think many people are intimidated by stir-fry and they shouldn’t be. Yes, the list of ingredients is usually pretty long, but after the sauce has been whisked and the vegetables and meat chopped, a stir-fry can come together in a matter a minutes. One of my all-time favorites is Beef and Broccoli. When I was a kid, it was a real treat to eat at Cathy’s Wok & Grill, owned by Catherine Liu, a dear family friend. She’s the author of Chinese Cooking the American Way – a fabulous book! My favorite dish of hers was beef and broccoli, and this is my version of this classic recipe. If it’s going to be a busy day, I’ll prep the ingredients in the morning so when I come home I can have dinner on the table in about 15 minutes.