There is a plethora of kid-friendly convenience foods that many of us feed our kids but are too embarrassed to admit publicly. What we’re even more embarrassed to admit is that sometimes we love these nutrition-devoid junk foods as much as – or even more than – our kids.
Well I’ll admit it. I love Top Ramen.
And before you try to tell me that it doesn’t hold a candle to actual ramen, allow me to explain. I was born in Japan. I grew up in Japan. Believe me when I say I know what authentic Japanese ramen tastes like. And it’s amazing.
But I still love Top Ramen. And cardboard pizzas, and the blue-box dinner with glow-in-the-dark neon cheese, and chicken nuggets.
Maybe it’s the comforting carbs. Maybe it’s a throwback to childhood nostalgia. Maybe it’s just gratitude for the ease of preparation and simplicity of clean-up.
Or maybe there doesn’t have to be a reason and we don’t have to justify it. We can just own it.
What kid-friendly food do you secretly love?