I don’t see the problem with Pop-Tarts.
If you like it…eat it.
BB said, "The point is to share the early moments of the day with your loved ones. They will not be around forever and shoving food in them just do get them out the door is not right."
This is a bit idealistic.
Some kids get up extremely early and need a bit of food before most adults are up, like when they’re doing their paper route or heading to 5:30am swim practice.
A pop-tart isn’t any worse for you than those oatmeal squares. It’s quick, cheap, and helps the kids get to their commitment.
Is it ideal? no, but neither is cereal. Honestly, a bowl of cereal isn’t all that mush better for you. In fact, in my experience, some of the "sugared" cereals are healthier than those cereals claiming to be healthy, like "smart start." And a single low-fat Pop-Tart contains less fat than many cereals.
I am constantly surprised at the nose snubbing attitude of some people on the site, looking down at others for the foods they eat.
This is America. It is fast paced and slow paced, rural and urban, rich and poor, car-dependent and publically transported, fat and thin, etc. and etc.
and NO food is "wrong" !!!
Would you nose snubbers poo poo someone who spent quality family time at a McDonald’s breakfast?
or, what about the family that shoves down mom’s french toast as fast as a pop-tart because the kid has got to get his paper route done so he can get to 8am Saturday morning soccer practice on time?
And is the mom who makes french toast better than the mom who makes the kid make his own bowl of cereal or has the kid eat a pop-tart? I mean, is breakfast the sign of true parenthood?
Breakfast may be, for some people, the time to cherish, but other people use dinner time to share life and experiences and have family afternoons on Sunday to make up for the hectic mornings and school week.
Go ahead, eat your Pop-tarts if you like them. If I’m at your house, and that’s what you’re serving, I take mine toasted, please.