I love pancakes. But I need the butter and syrup to make them extraordinary. So, today, at breakfast I made a smashing round of Pumpkin Spiced pancakes (organic ingredients only) and fed them to my kids. Yes, we had the organic maple syrup. And I had two eggs over easy.
This is one of the lessons I'm learning about being a parent AND watching what I eat: I don't have to force my regimen onto my kids. Sure, it's easier if I start restricting everyone from sugar and processed foods, and I do, but there's no reason for them to have pancakes.