Thursday, April 18, 2013

What's that You're Eating?


We all know that tweens and teens are highly likely to gravitate towards certain foods, many of which are not good for you. I know that some of you have the exception to that rule with your kiddos (lucky you!), but for a lot of us, we have to fight the battle of 'eat this over that, please!'  We know the importance of healthy over the perception of delicious, and we don't want our kids to fill up on junk (which they will do if we don't closely monitor what we're bringing into the house).

Some of the bad eating habits of our youth naturally go away, like Mustard Sandwiches (yep, I did that), the salt and cracker crumbs at the end of a cracker stack (did that too), and the willingness to try any kind of candy, at least once.



Some of those habits, however, persist and carry over into our adult life.

My second oldest, who is grown, still likes cold pizza for breakfast.  He'll maw on a corndog too, if the opportunity arises.

My husband, with a bad habit left over from his college dorm room days, likes Hamburger Helper.

Admittedly, I still love a Grilled Cheese every bit as much as my kiddos do (not the fancy grown up kind, just the bread and the cheese, please).  I'm not adverse to a fast food burrito either, and every once in awhile I craaaave a cup of Ramen Noodles.  All of the above are not terribly good for you, I know, but it's a fact that I still partake every now and again.


I know when we get to be adults we do make healthy eating choices the majority of the time, but unless you're a food saint, or have health problems that dictate precisely how you eat, I think most of us do indulge every so often.  Do you?

30 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

I do try to eat more at home then out - but we do once in awhile. Never had a mustard sandwich! lol

Sandee said...

Yes I do satisfy my cravings for whatever, but for the most part I eat very healthy. I can remember being young and could eat whatever I wanted and not gain weight. Bugger.

Have a terrific day. ☺

alissa apel said...

A little bit of those types of foods in my mind are not bad. It's when you eat them all the time that's not good.

Secondary Roads said...

Yes, I do.

Manzanita said...

It all sounds pretty normal to me BUT I do believe we crave and carry into adulthood the foods we had when young. That is why it's so good to give kids a nourishing start. I didn't have that and I crave white bread and lots of butter. Worst thing for me now because of the gluten.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oh absolutely. My weaknesses are desserts (anything chocolate) and potato chips. I haven't had Ramen in forever but used to eat it all the time as a kid. I've found that as long as I cook most of my meals myself, I'm eating pretty healthy and let myself indulge every now and then.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I indulge WAY too often in those types of foods. I have a weakness for anything unhealthy :)

Maria said...

ohh, we sooo indulge. :) lots of sugar lately. i always crave more sugar when i get less sleep. and steve...he's a meatoholic. :)
hope you're having a wonderful day, rosey!
xoxox

Jacquelineand.... said...

Once or twice a year I HAVE to have chili cheese dogs. Horribly unhealthy but deeply satisfying in a humouring the inner child kind of way.

Julie Maloney said...

I don't make healthy food choices AT ALL. I'm terrible about it. Everyone in my family has a really high metabolism so there's no risk for obesity and everyone is just so picky, we're literally just meat and potatoes!

Laurie Collett said...

My husband and I eat healthy most of the time (easier now that we eat at home more!) as we need to maintain our weight and health for our dance ministry. But after a big competition or performance, we often indulge in fast-food burgers and shakes!
God bless,
Laurie

Cynthia S. said...

I try to to stay away from unhealthy foods, but, sometimes, I stray. Thanks, for stopping by my blog and thanks, for the reminder about healthy foods.

My Journey With Candida said...

Oh my gosh... a mustard sandwich... My Mother used to do things like that.

Jessica Dy said...

Hi Rosey,

I thought I was superwoman which meant I could eat anything and not get in trouble. A few months back I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic. Guess what? Watching my food now. However, I am happy to say I am back to a size 8!!

Jessica
The Wondering Brain

Pat Hatt said...

Blah to the mustard sandwhich haha and yeah did the whole crap eating indeed. But no longer, all of it is gone and will stay gone.

Lena said...

Oh, my husband loves cold pizza for breakfast - with ranch all over it! Don't ask...But we try to eat more veggies and cook at home 90% of the time. Or and green smoothies, they are awesome!

ChatterBlossom said...

I indulge in pastries! Mmmmm!
-Jamie
ChatterBlossom

Theresa said...

So, it's completely the opposite here. My girls are the healthy eaters, I am the bad example. They reach for Mini Wheats and Cheerio's, I cam going for some Cocoa Puffs. We go to 7 11 and they come out with bottled water and graham crackers, I am walking out with an extra large Slurpee and a Brownie lol. I do keep it in check for the most part (simply because food kick starts my illness) but I do indulge from time to time. I've been known to eat a slice of cold pizza here and there myself :)

mail4rosey said...

Ugh, Slurpees. I wonder if my two oldest still like those...when they were kids and we lived in FL. (no 7-11's by us here) they'd want to stop all of the time and get those things. All of the time, lol. I bet they still like them. My oldest will never tell though because his wife is very health-conscious. ;)

Nichol said...

We're having grilled cheese tonight though I'll only eat one ounce reduced fat cheese on mine with added spinach and onion:) I used to love ramen noodles til I was addicted to them my first pregnancy. Now I crave ham and mayo sandwiches with Doritos, though I haven't had one in a long time since I've been on my weight loss:)

mail4rosey said...

I craved mayo and relish on fries when I was expecting my first and I don't like mayo or relish. ;)

~ Noelle said...

i am happy that broxton loves salads for the most part :)
its marc that wants meat with every meal...

mail4rosey said...

Eek, my husband wants meat w/every meal too. It's so norm. I didn't even consider it as being unhealthy. Bad, I know.

Katherines Corner said...

oh yes I do...Do you see this menopause middle...LOL Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Hop xo

mail4rosey said...

I see no such thing. I did see a picture of your cute Izzy today though, on your fB page. :)

Masshole Mommy said...

Who DOESN'T like cold pizza for breakfast. I've been known to eat leftovers from restaurants for breakfast - especially fried chicken. Yum.

mail4rosey said...

lol, my older two boys would love you. :)

Sparkly H said...

Zannie here from mymixingspoon! (I'm not sure who I'll show up as when I click submit... I haven't used my google account in a while LOL). I try to eat healthy for most of my meals... but I can't give up my ice cream and soda... (sometimes together, sometimes not!) LOL

Courtney G said...

I still have my good ol' American junk food favorites too, and indulge occasionally. I'll get Kraft mac and cheese still, Hostess anything, and I love Ramen noodles too!;) Oh, and gummy bears:)

Carla said...

My sister is the worst one in our house about eating unhealthy stuff. And we eat out too often.

Elliott would choose a cupcake over a fruit or vegetable, but if the cupcake isn't an option, he will eat most veggies and fruit. I feel like we are pretty blessed when it comes to his eating choices. He's much less picky than I am, and follows my husband's food choices almost exactly, which is a good thing.