I try not to be the crazy health nut mom. I really, really do. But some of the things I see other parents regularly feed their kids baffles me. My son loves going over to a friend's house because they ALWAYS serve "chocolate sandwiches." The first time he used the term, I assumed the kids were given smores or something as a special treat. It turns out that the family lets each child eat no less that **3** Nutella sandwiches per day. Holy crap, that's a lot of Nutella. And that stuff isn't cheap. Or in any way nutritious. Other things I just don't understand:
- Easy Mac, for a toddler (Is it really that difficult to cook your own noodles and make a cheese sauce? Maybe throw in some meat and veggies?)
- Gummy fruit candy (NOT a real fruit, sorry)
- Juice and soda (Some is fine. Sunny Delight bought in bulk isn't)
- Cereal bars (sooooo much sugar in these--these are just candy bars, I cringe when I see kids eating these up)
- canned soup (more sodium than **I** need in a day, much less a 2 yr old)
I mean, I understand that parents are busy and sometimes you need an easy-go-to. I've been lured by an appealing label, only to turn a product over and take a look at the nutrition label and realize that it's nothing but glorified junk food. And this is definitely NOT a super health-conscious household. My kids regularly eat applesauce on graham crackers, which I know is a terrible snack but can't pass it up, my 6 yr old loves red meat, and I myself eat an ungodly amount of peanut butter and cereal. But I do my best. What are some foods you're surprised other parents regularly give their kids?