I am FINALLY at a point that I can make the same meals for my children as I do for myself. I know, I know. You're supposed to do that when they start to eat solids at 6 months of age, but honestly, when my children were infants, they were eating healthier than I do. It's funny, actually. My children inspire me to eat healthier! I look at the meals that I make them, and I wonder why I'm not eating what they are eating. It's EASIER when everyone in the family is eating the same foods. Right? So here, I'm going to show you the exact same meal for different people in our family.
We've been eating a lot of Chex in our home lately. It is such an easy cereal in the morning. So good with some whole milk and a banana. So good as a snack. It is just so good. And did you know Chex makes a million different flavors. (Ok, so not a million, but, like, a lot!) And I swear there is a flavor that each person in your family will love.
A couple of days ago, I posted a super easy recipe to make Chocolate Chex Trail-Mix. Harper is already asking to make some more! It was such a perfect sweet/salty afternoon snack. Who am I kidding? I want to make some more for myself!
So here we go again with the amazing cereal. Only this time, I made a very fun, but simple, lunch. Not only for Harper, but for Adler and for myself! I used Honey-Nut Chex, Trader Joe's Whole Milk Yogurt, and an array of fresh fruit. I just LOVE a good fruit salad for lunch, and so do the kids! I used all the same ingredients in each of the lunches, but they all just look a bit different. The first picture is of Harper's lunch that she took to camp and it is packed in a Stainless Steel ECOlunchbox. This lunch is also perfect for back-to-school! You'll see in her lunch that I didn't have to cut up fruit like I did in the second picture, which is Adler's lunch. If this is your first visit to my site and you're just starting to follow along, Harper is almost 4, and Adler is 20 months old, so little man still needs his food cut up in bits. Please tell me I'm not the only one that is totally scared of their child choking on grapes! I just recently stopped cutting Harper's grapes in half. Adler's lunch is on a plastic compartmentalized plate that I found at Target (on clearance! Pack of two for 50 cents or so!). The bottom picture is my lunch (and, no, I won't tell you my age. Ok. 34.). You'll see that I have all the same things as Harper and Adler, but it's just presented differently. Bing. Bang. BOOM.
Oh, and go out and buy your family some Chex. You won't regret it.