How are you all going? Hope the week is running smoothly. Today has been one of those hungry, on the go kind of days. And most of my intake came from snacks not formalized meals.
Sometimes when I snack I don’t eat ‘as well’ as when I sit down for a meal. And by ‘as well’ I mean I’m more likely to eat processed, high sugar and/ or salt type items. I try to be conscious of this when I don’t have time to stop and eat.
Anyway, I was at the park with my kids the other day ‘snacking’. One of the other kids in the park came up and asked me for something to eat. Before I could answer, his mum approached and said they don’t ‘snack’. Long story short I asked her about it and she said in her culture (she was French) they eat only at meal times and she was training her son to do this. She believed at meal times they were more hungry so they ate more nutritious foods that their body craved.
It blew me away because I eat all the time! I also realized I knew nothing about French eating habits. I don’t actually know if this is common amongst the French or if it was just her family. I wondered if it worked, but not enough to break my snacking habit and definitely not my kids. They need food and often!!!
Do you snack? Do your kids snack? Are you more educated on French eating habits then me? Do they (generally) not snack? Are any readers French? Ironically I have a very French surname.
What are your favourite snacks? Here are some of ours:
Wholegrain toast with peanut butter or Vegemite
Cheese sticks/ slices
Chocolate!!! And lollies!!! And ice cream…
I hope you are all having an awesome week!!