We often discuss organic, unprocessed foods in our house. As I learn, I’ve made a point to share with my kids so they can make healthy choices for themselves. My youngest daughter is 9 years old and has become pretty passionate about eating unprocessed foods. She regularly declines food at parties, not because she has to, but because she chooses to. She talks to her friends at school about organics. In fact, one day she told me the other kids were bringing their packaged foods to her. She would read the label and whether it was “healthy” or not (wish I’d been a fly on the wall that day!).
A few weeks ago, we were walking hand-in-hand through the grocery store, and after a few minutes of cruising the aisles, she said, “Mom, can I keep my eyes closed while we walk through the commissary? Seeing all this processed food is making me nauseous.” I obliged. How could I not?! So I walked my little girl by the hand while she kept her eyes closed in fear of seeing processed foods.
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My girls love to thumb through my cooking magazines. Bon Appetit, Food Network, Food and Wine, the list goes on. My youngest was thumbing through one of the magazines and came across an ad for “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!” She looked at me and exclaimed, “If it’s not real butter, then what IS it?!” Isn’t it funny how sometimes kids get “real food” a bit quicker than adults?
I posted some quips on Facebook and many of you shared funny stories about kids and real food. Let’s share here, too. What funny things have your kids said about organic, unprocessed food?