Kid's Omnivore's Dilemma!!
Now includes real life examples from our readers! By:Ananya
We had some of our readers choose one of the helpful tips that Micheal Pollan wrote on the back of his book and try them out to see if it benefits their lives. So we have actually got some letters back from the readers that did them. We have four examples right here for you from our readers. We have one from Ananya who is 13 years old and lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We also have one from Arjun who is 12 years old and lives in Bismark, North Dakota. Also, we have one from Neha who is 13 years old and lives in Jacksonville, Florida. Finally, we have one from Aatish who is 14 years old and lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
So in the morning for breakfast, I had bread with Nutella. There weren't many ingredients in the Nutella but they were really unhealthy, lots of sweets. I haven't eaten Nutella since that day.
For lunch, I had Bhujia and roti. Bhujia is basically fried eggs and vegetables. So since there isn't a lot of ingredients in Bhujia itself, I checked the ingredients for the eggs. I knew what all of the ingredients were so that was good. Also for the roti, there weren't that many ingredients. The only ingredients there are the flour and water, and then I have to cook it on the stove.
Finally, for dinner, I had polau, which is yellow rice mixed with vegetables. So there aren't many ingredients to go and find, so I just ate my dinner.
Now for the snacks. I had basketball classes today so I had a banana in between lunch and dinner, and an apple in between breakfast and lunch. So I decided that I deserve a snack that is unhealthy, so I got ice cream. I looked at the ingredients and recognized all of them so I ate my ice cream happily.
So for breakfast, I ate with my dad because he was getting ready for office, so I asked him to eat together and he was like sure. So we ate together, and it was actually more fun. For lunch, I was at school and ate with my friends, for lunch it wasn't that much of a difference because I do it every day, but I talked a little more today and I knew more about what is happening in my friend's lives. For dinner, I usually might eat with my brother, but this time, I ate with my brother and dad while my mom was in the middle of a meeting so I couldn't eat with her. It actually did make a difference in my life because I feel more happy and open.
So that challenge was fun, and not as hard. I might try to do another one which is a little bit more challenging.
For breakfast, I had a parantha. Which is basically roti but it is cooked more and with some vegetables in it if you want. So I figured that my great-grandma might recognize that cause it is wheat. Plus I had milk with it, and I knew that she would recognize the milk.
For lunch, I had roti and sabzi. So I thought that she would recognize the sabzi because it has basically potatoes, peas, and carrots. Also then we come back to the .
For dinner, I had some , and since it is rice I figured that she would know what it is.
Towards the snacks, I had an apple, a banana, and an orange. So since they are fruits, I thought that they would know what they are.