Scholastic Parent & Child’s November issue captures talk show host Bethenny Frankel doing what she loves best — whipping up some delicious dishes! The Housewives alum opens up to SPC about her Thanksgiving plans, her 2-year-old daughter Bryn – whom she says chose to be vegetarian – and her top kid-approved holiday recipes.
On celebrating Thanksgiving: “We don’t have an iron-clad tradition by any stretch! But one thing that has changed is the focus on what I make because my daughter Bryn is a vegetarian. We still have a turkey because my husband wants one, but I’ve adapted a lot of our dishes for her.”
On Bryn’s decision to go vegetarian: “It’s actually been her choice. She just never wants meat.”
On kids and healthy choices: “Feeding kids well can be frustrating and time consuming. I never give her the same thing two days in a row. It’s the same with adults. You want different options or you don’t enjoy your meals. I freeze things ahead of time and buy a lot of frozen organic foods like broccoli and cauliflower fries, veggie chicken nuggets and sweet potato tots.”
On a little treat every now and then: “I’m not a hero. As long as Bryn’s eating real food, I never feel bad. And that goes for treats, too. We try to get all the healthy stuff in so she can have ice cream, too, or a cookie. Everyone should get to indulge a little bit every day.”
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