I have a question for you or your readers about play date food.
I have been trying to move my family to a more organic and natural diet. My kids prefer whole wheat bread and brown rice to white. I use natural peanut butters etc. And while I use my coupons and sales they are still expensive and we don’t waste it.
I have had two kids over recently for play dates. One took a bite of a pb & j sandwich and said she was done. The other took two sips of my organic milk and left it.
I know kids will be kids and my kids don’t always eat everything on their plate. But this could get expensive not to mention wasteful as we enter play date zone. Is this just a price of parenthood that needs to be added into my budget? Or am I missing something?
Any suggestions/tips on handling this as we move forward. My oldest is 5 so we are new to the school play date scene. I had a friend who used to buy the cheap cheese (she wasn’t kosher) and use that for cheese sandwiches for play dates. I never understood why until now.
What are your ideas for Amanda – and the rest of us – on keeping play date food “on a budget”?
(Personally, I do a lot of fruit – in season, of course – and popcorn. Busting out the cheese sticks is a sure way to blow through a few bucks!)