By no means do I have my 6 year old son on a "diet" to speak of. While my wife may consider this way of eating a diet, I continue to stress it's a lifestyle. Why should I get my son comfortable eating poorly now and try to introduce the plant-based lifestyle later on? I think my wife and I are at disagreement on this. This was spurred some some sort of faux-fruit roll up snack he was given as "dessert" last night. I looked at the nutritional data and three of the first four ingredients were sugar! Needless to say the conversation didn't go very far but it should have.
I am having a very difficult time finding "kid friendly" or maybe that is "son approved" vittles for my 6 year to eat. Thankfully the list isn't getting shorter. He likes potatoes, rice and some legumes (pinto, black and kidney). I have been feeding him corn like there is no tomorrow. Can't say the yellow/green veggies are all that plentiful right now. He does get some of those in the blended smoothies my wife makes in the morning.
Still the battle that I wage is not with him eating, but with my wife. If my wife can embrace this lifestyle, being compliant about 80-85% of the time why would we want to feed out kid crap? Especially with all the problems we read about with child obesity, diabetes, etc? How do I convince her what I am doing is not only good for him, but good for his health? I have been told by a few parents, "he is only a kid, let him eat what he wants." I probably should have spoke up and turned that into an issue, but I didn't. Nor won't I allow him to eat whatever he wants, whenever he wants.
I have been to a few sites with "kid friendly" recipes, but very few of them have been successful. For those with kids, what's your secret? Also, did the spouse contradict your attempts? Any help would be appreciated.