Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Happy Meal

I am actually on schedule this morning. Some mornings I feel like I am running around, but not getting much done. Today I am going to be able to sit down and eat my oatmeal before doing morning drop offs at school.

Last night I brought back an old friend. I have not had sweet potato for almost a week. I used to eat them for every meal and am surprised that I don't have an orange hue to my complexion.

I simply microwaved this guy for 4min on each side in a paper towel.

I cut up 6.4oz (yes, I measure it on my food scale) and put it in a whole wheat tortilla with provolone.

I had a delicious salad to go with it. This picture is before I added brussel sprouts and sesame soy dressing from Trader Joe's.
  • cooked Broccoli
  • mixed greens
  • spinach
  • tomatoes
  • cucumbers
  • mushrooms
  • brussel sprouts
  • carrots
  • 14g goat cheese
  • 2tbsp sesame soy Dressing

I saw this article online last night and I thought it was interesting. A county in California is banning Happy Meal toys. The idea is that the toys are encouraging children to eat fatty, unhealthy food.

I am not quite sure how I feel about this. Yes, my kids don't eat Mc. Donald's unless they are with Grandma, but I think that the happy meal toy is a big treat. I used to love getting them when I was little. My kids still can get the apple dippers and milk instead of fries and a coke, so I think an occasional cheeseburger won't kill them. Isn't it up to the parent's to decide how to feed their children? Would I love to not have to sneak the little toys to the trash while they are asleep, of course. Would I want to deny them the joy of getting the Kung Foo Panda toy they were hoping for, nope.
What do you think about the ban on Happy Meal toys?
I am off to eat and get ready for the day. See you at lunch.

1 comment:

  1. I, too, could eat baked sweet potatoes for every meal. I try to have one at least once a week. I get organic ones from the health food store near my house and they are a very deep orangish red. Yum.