October is National Eat Better, Eat Together month.
Those who know me, know that I am kind of a health nut. I actually like the taste of lettuce with no dressing. There are times I crave tomatoes, and kale is on the top 10 list in my menus. Many times I found my food choices let me eating alone and not with those I love.
Meals are social events that engage us in eating our favorite foods, drinking our sweet teas, soft drinks, or other sugary liquids. Growing up the best times were spent with family gathered around pecan pie, cinnamon rolls, or chocolate cream pie.
Going out together to a restaurant usually results in devouring the chips and dip brought out as soon as you sit down at the table. Or what about the hot bread that sits in front of your nose? After that comes the incredibly huge plate piled high with your main dish.
So how do you maintain eating better with eating together?
I don’t have the answer to that. If anyone out there does, I would love to hear from you.
This I do know; eating together is important. The idea is that the food itself should not the be center of attention. The people at the table should be the focus.