My children are astounded. Now that they’re adults I’ve tasted the forbidden fruit, and asked them to join me. Horrors. They’re called “toaster pastries” by Nature’s Path, but my kids know the truth: Mom bought poptarts!
I have taught them my disdain for passing off sugar as breakfast, and why wouldn’t they be converts? While their peers are eating Lucky Charms and Count Chocula, and even Poptarts, they partake of steel cut oats (with blueberries, pecans, honey and cream) eggs, meat (organic and often from the woods) homemade biscuits and scones, hot tea, and usually more, such as potatoes, sliced tomatoes, pinto beans, applesauce, peach crisp, pumpkin waffles with nuts and REAL maple syrup, popovers running over with butter and apple butter, pineapple breakfast bread, and some days even brownies for “appetizers”.
Yesterday we had “toaster pastries” as an early morning appetizer with our coffee. They were cherry pomegranate (who could resist?), USDA organic, non-GMO, fair trade, and in a lovely package. And disappointing. I wanted them to (ahem) taste just like Poptarts.
But this morning I was not disappointed. Rather than an adulterated fruity thingy, I simply am having the real deal. After a few bites, my enlightened self had to share this: REAL IS REAL AND FAKE IS FAKE. CHOOSE REAL!
I think this is another one of “Need I say more?” instances. Still, I must continue and tell you that fruity pastries and the like weaken the immune system, even as fruit strengthens the immune system. Letting kids decide what they want to eat is a shirking of responsibility. So, give them the gift of “No” to harmful “foods” and the gift of your example in eating fruit, just as nature made it.
Tell them one of the things you love about pomegranates is that each little seed, even the ones deeply buried and hard to extract, is like a jewel. It’s like eating jewels and it makes the body sing! Not so, manmade fruity fakes. OK, I’m done.
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