If you've started down the path of eating healthier food and feeding your family healthier meals, you probably expected to run into some obstacles along the way. But you probably didn't realize how hard it is to stick with healthy eating when things get crazy, or how quickly a busy week can knock you off track.
Since our kids turned pre-kindergarten aged, our rule has been: They will eat everything on their plate or they don't get up. I put a small amount of every meal component (usually a protein, a carbohydrate, and a vegetable) on their plates, and they have to eat everything. Plus drink their milk. Sweets are saved as weekend treats. And here's why.