Can I challenge you to be someone who doesn’t need to please everyone with their food choices? Can you be okay knowing you made an independent choice with their eating habits? In all other areas of life you take pride in your individualism, why not with the foods you eat?
I know people will think I am different, maybe even say I am weird. I simply no longer can let it bother me. I have made the choice to work hard at nutrition in order to help myself and my family be as healthy as possible. Those choices have led me to be labeled “a little on the nutty side”
I recently was asked to bring cookies to an award night for a program my kids are a part of. Everyone was asked to bring cookies. Of course because of allergies we couldn’t bring cookies with certain ingredients in it. I respect that. But I am that crazy person. I am that weirdo. I am the one if I carried cookies in that night would be met with, “Wow, I am surprised you made those.” or “I didn’t know you even knew what cookies were.”
I didn’t give them a chance, I carried in a monster platter of strawberries and grapes. I still got razzed a bit but you know what I saw? It surprised even Dean and I. We watched several kids forego cookies for fruit. (I had politely asked beforehand if that would be okay, I didn’t want to be rude to those in charge) I believe that is the key to being that weirdo in public. Be polite but also make something everyone will enjoy eating.
Fruit or veggie K- Bobs are always a hit with the kids and adults.
Another favorite summer treat for my kids is Watermelon Pops.
- 4 cups diced seedless watermelon
- Store bought popsicle containers
- 2 Tablespoon raspberries or blueberries, optional
Put watermelon in your blender and mix until smooth consistency. Pour the watermelon mixture in your popsicle containers. For color add a few berries into each pop, cover and freeze for several hours.
Super easy and fun to make. Kids love them!
(Be the weirdo!)
To your best health,