Hello there! I hope you’re having a wonderful summer!
We recently took a trip to a nearby town and went out to eat at a restaurant on the beach. Simply beautiful.
Anyway, so my son ordered tri-colored penne and tomato sauce. Not the most nutritious meal, right?
We were waiting a while for the food to arrive and he complained about being hungry. I could relate.
I did something that just a few years ago I would have considered wrong. Unhealthy. A recipe for disaster.
I asked him if he wanted to go to the counter and choose his dessert to eat now while he was waiting for his food to arrive.
Wanna guess if he liked that idea? Yup, he sure did.
He chose a slice of chocolate ganache pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. Naturally, we were going to share it.
When the plate of dessert arrived at the table my first thoughts were, “How can I let him eat his dessert first? He’ll spoil his appetite for lunch!”
Ah, right. Eating some dessert first to take the edge off his hunger is REALLY fine.
Besides, this ice cream has a higher nutritional quality than this pasta and tomato sauce. Good fat and some protein vs simple carbs with no fat or protein.
A sense of calm washed over me as we dug in to the pie and ice cream together. We enjoyed every bite.
When the pasta finally arrived, we were all still hungry and ate heartily.