Restaurant menus. More specifically kid restaurant menus frustrate me. So Josh and I have always kind of done this thing and I am sure people think it is wierd but most of the time when we go to a restaurant we buy two meals and the four of us split them. For one thing, it cuts down on calories consumed, it saves money and our kids eat adult foods and not a bunch of crap. Well, the other day I was looking at a kids menu at a restaurant just for curiosities sake to see what offerings they had, they were: Hot dog, mac&cheese, corn dog, pizza. Now this was a nice restaurant with made to order food (not a chain where they reheat frozen packages of stuff and dump it on your plate.) So I ask, why do restaurants that make such good food for adults and serve such shit to kids? Is this not part of the reason we have such problems with obesity in this country? Would you buy a meal for your kids if it was healthier? Or does it matter?
Part of the other funny thing is that people are often surprised when we don't want to order off the kids meal for our kids. Like what is so bad about eating the same food your parents do. Do you make two meals at home? One for your kids and one for you? We never do. But then again, I may be a tad harsh, but we are firm believers in eating what you get. Sure we might not make them eat it all, but we definitely make them give a full hearted try and we definitely make them taste everything. I am curious what others think.