You’ll never hear me tell my kids to join the “clean plate club.” Have you ever become frustrated at how much your kids waste or wondered if it really is as much as you think it is? How convenient then that we can use Tu Bishvat, the Jewish “Birthday of the Trees,” as an opportunity to reduce their wastefulness. Here’s what you can do at home.
Live from the Hazon Food Conference! Just made a vegan hot toddy, pickled my own vegetables to take home, started mung bean sprouts, made Slash her own sweet orange beeswax lip balm, and… is that enough? Phew! I’m tired.
We all have plans for how our children will eat. The other parents will drool with jealousy over the varied and sophisticated palette of our little ones. They’ll run around the playground clutching carrot and celery sticks and turn their nose up at white bread. This works for a while, until your child leaves the house. Then it’s all over.