I let them prowl the produce aisles looking for interesting or tasty items that they might like to try. They've come back with plantain, heirloom tomatoes and cactus fruit
10:55 a.m. Karst: That's pretty cool you let them pick something interesting out. Changing gears, how do you handle eating out? Do you try to steer your kids toward more "healthy" menu items when you dine out or is that too tough of a battle?
10:59 a.m. Krause: Well, it's a pretty easy battle because we don't go out to eat a lot! When we do, it's often to grab sub sandwiches between soccer games. The little guys still chose foods from the kid menu. Our older one chooses whatever he wants. We don't try to steer them too much in a "healthy" direction because then we know it might be wasted (a la applesauce instead of fries). Alan and I try to make healthy choices so they wiill see us making good picks..
But if you're going to Winstead's, it's pretty much burger and fries all the way!!
11:00 a.m. Karst: I can relate! Thanks for your insights and we'll have to check in again soon. Appreciate the time!