You know what. The type of kitchen you have determines the type of foods you serve your family.
It’s important that you have the right type that promotes healthy living.
No way! You actually believe that!
Forget about that. It was not what I meant.
That is not the case but somehow something happens to our family that made me realize how big the influence of what we teach to our children.
The story goes like this:
Two days ago, we started a minor renovation for our kitchen. We have to replace old tiles that were falling off from the wall. It took two days to complete (plus painting work too).
Hence, we couldn’t use the kitchen to cook.
These two days we had no choice but to eat out: lunch and dinner.
It has been more than 2 years since we adopted a plant-based diet for the family. And I will make sure I cook most of the time.
After this diet change, J and K are always overjoyed when I decide to dine out instead of serving home-cooked food. This only happens once in a while.
Back to renovation. Since we had to eat out due to the closure of kitchen, I was surprised to know that J and K were actually prefer to eat in than out.
If given a choice, they rather eat home-cooked food. It’s not from me but that’s actually what they said.
Now how would you feel if your child said that? Feel good, right?
I felt proud as they know instinctively what is good for them as far as what they want to put in their stomach.
I wouldn’t have found out about this if there’s no renovation.
What I have done paid off. To achieve this, it doesn’t happen overnight. It takes baby steps, one step at a time.
Of course, to start off, you must have a diet plan and the “right” knowledge. If you don’t have one, you can refer to ours here.
For more of other healthy eating tips for kids, check out my “The Nonconformist’s Guide to Parenting.” More details at: