Aaagh I really can’t believe what Miss Frugal has just said to me. We just popped to the shop and she announced that she didn’t want any sweets as she was on a diet! She’s 7!!!!! I was a bit shocked to say the least so we came and dropped the shopping off and went for a nice walk – just the two of us. We had a good talk and it turns out that she doesn’t think that she’s fat or that she needs to lose weight, she’s just learning a lot about healthy eating at school and she wants to eat more healthily at home.
Don’t get me wrong, we do eat quite healthily (well, the kids do anyway) and we always have a full fruit bowl for the kids to snack on but she wants to learn to cook more healthy foods for her tea. She has packed lunches for dinner and they’re always really healthy – they have to be as the new head teacher is healthy eating obsessed (not a bad thing really but when I say obsessed, I really mean obsessed). Tea is another matter really and I really could do better here, I think the problem is that Master Frugal is such a fussy eater that we tend to stick to foods that we know he’ll eat and I guess they’re not as healthy as they could be so from next week I am going to start cooking more healthy foods – We’ll have a good look through our recipe books tomorrow and I’ll let you know what we come up with.
I know I’m a bit biased but she’s beautiful and certainly doesn’t need to go on a diet.
UPDATE – I’m pretty sure I got through to her seeing as she’s just asked her daddy for a piece of chocolate. She’s just explained to him that “it’s OK to eat any food as long as you don’t eat too much of it and make yourself sick” She’s also taken one of my Annabel Karmel cookbooks to bed for ideas on what she’s going to cook for tea tomorrow.