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Sunday, June 07, 2015

I am trying hard to eat healthier, and since I'm the cook in the family, the hub and kids are eating a little healthier now too. They don't always like the extra veggies on their plate but they don't complain all that much (anymore!).

This morning I saw that we had bought too many bananas last weekend, and there were 8 overripe ones left in the fruit bowl. Since we were invited to a graduation party, I decided to make one of the kid's favorite treats to take to the party: banana bread with walnuts and white chocolate, baked as muffins. I made a double batch and was happy to empty the fruit bowl of all the bananas.

The muffins went over pretty well at home - both the hub and the kid gobbled some. And they went over pretty well at the party; we took a bowlful over and almost all were gone when we left. I ate only about one tablespoon worth of muffin because they're not as healthy as what I'm aiming for these days.

Now I'm sitting here wondering if it's hypocritical of me to make food for others that I feel I shouldn't eat myself. I've been doing that a lot the last half year. Maybe I should only make healthy things for others that I would eat. (But then they won't enjoy the food I make!) I'm reminded of a couple of months ago, when someone at work stopped by my desk to give me a home-made thank-you muffin. It was super-healthy, full of bran and whole wheat and seeds and ... it was really awful.

I know I'm over-thinking. Too much time on a quiet Saturday night! I guess I should just be glad the muffins went so quickly and I didn't have to toss out the bananas. Of course, anything goes down a lot easier with white chocolate morsels!
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    I think it's fine for different people in the family to eat different things. In my family, there are things that all of us like, there are things that only a few like, there are things that one daughter won't eat because she is super-health-conscious, and there are things (like chocolate) that the other daughter can't live without. My son always expects me to make fried chicken when he comes home, but my super-health-conscious daughter just chooses from the other stuff I always make when I make fried chicken. I think as long as it doesn't overburden you to make the more caloric items your family enjoys, it is not at all wrong to make those things for them. I'm sure they can manage their own health and diets without too much input from you, I'm sure they appreciate your delicious cooking, and as a mother, I know it feel good to please others with your cooking (again, as long as it doesn't make you feel like a slave in the kitchen).
    2143 days ago
    I am just about to make my husband Banana nut bread. I make the mini loafs and I do allow myself a slice If I want it. Of all the treats you could make this is a healthier choice in my book. There are some Carrot Cake protein bars on sparkrecipy.com that my grand children do like .http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/rec
    2144 days ago
    I don't think it is hypocritical at all. I make foods the husband, and at family dinners, that they like. I always make a healthier version that I used to, but foods that they have always enjoyed.

    It would be wrong of me to try and impose how I eat on every one else, that would make me the "food police" and I won't do that. I always have healthy alternatives and they can eat what they choose. I don't make desserts anymore, though, because that has always been my downfall. We buy it (Costco is a better baker than I am, ha ha) or someone else brings it. I won't do that to me.

    2144 days ago
    Sounds like a yummy recipe. Keep on doing what you are doing. emoticon emoticon
    2144 days ago
    I think that's a valid question and that the answer differs depending on where you are in your life...
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