I made chocolate chip mandel break this weekend for the kids. These are similar to biscotti, but softer. We are trying to raise our kids to avoid junk food and to teach them to maintain a healthy balance between treats and other foods.
My oldest pointed to the cookie and asked, “Daddy is this Junk?” I had to explain to him what we consider junk food. I started to explain that we try to avoid processed and artificial ingredients as much as we can. I told him it is ok to eat a cookie or a piece of cake and that the homemade version is a lot more healthy than any prepackaged or store-bought.
I think he is getting it and hopefully will be able to make good decisions as he gets older.