My kids are obsessed with taquitos. I am NOT obsessed with fryer oils that are loaded with omega-6's that produce HNE in their body. The inflammation and oxidative stress produced from fried foods is a REAL bummer.
- Do I fear monger my kids with this information? NO
- Do they eat foods from a fryer sometimes? YES
- Do I eat these foods sometimes? YES
- Is it ideal? NO
- Do I freak out about it? Also, NO!
Instead, I try to lower the quantity and make more at home. When we head out to a restaurant that has french fries, I have them order the broccoli side and my boys split both. I focus on adding as many free radical scavenging, antioxidants and phytochemicals as I possibly can that I know they will eat.
I talk about benefits and balance over the “bad”. And if I feel like they’ve had too many fried foods, it’s on me to get cooking in the kitchen! That’s where I come up with cool stuff like this...