I’m no Rick Bayless. And while I occasionally make the effort to cook authentic Mexican, our typical Mexican Burrito night is all about the kids (isn’t everything?). That is, it’s about letting them choose what goes into their “roll-up.”
There are some great parenting systems built around the importance of choice, including Love and Logic which we’ve used. Giving kids some power can have an amazing effect on their behavior. Who wouldn’t want to eat a burrito they made themselves? And if you don’t like it, it’s nobody’s fault but your own, right?
There are boundaries of course, to prevent my Dairydactyls from rolling up only cheese with sour cream. Love and Logic says that the parents define the choices, all of which must be acceptable to them. While it doesn’t always work like magic, it can sometimes melt a stalemate and make both sides feel respected, as everyone comes away with at least a partial win.
What’s your favorite way to use choice at the dinner table? I’d love to hear from you, but no pressure, it’s your choice! I do hope you’ll enjoy our Basic Chicken Burritos recipe here, as some of you may have already seen in the Spinning Meals app.
To your health,