This Works for Me: Food!

Soda? Replace sodapop with a healthier substitute.  Kids love bubbly drinks so mix flavored seltzer water with juice or other non sugary beverage.

Smorgasbord.  Make something different each night for dinner.  At the end of the week, to make dinner fun, put all the leftovers out adding a few other favorites and have a smorgasbord.  Everyone takes what they want and has variety. (Rose DiCicco is mother to three married children and Mom-Mom to eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild. She lives in Philadelphia PA)

Treat Day/ Cereal Day.  When I got tired of my children asking for treats and sweets I declared “treat day” and designated Thursday.  Now if I don’t want them having treats I can say “It’s not Thursday.”  Same for sugary cereals.  I picked Saturday since they don’t have school.

Ideas from Encouragement, a publication of Angela DiCicco and Gail Signor

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