Eight years ago, before my husband and I started having children, our dinner menu looked so much more different than it does today. For starters, we ate out more. When we stayed in to cook at home our meals were more diverse in texture, flavor, and ethnicity. We weren’t focused on keeping our meals light either.
Now a days we try to eat healthier and tend to stick to simpler and more familiar flavors and textures that we know won’t end up in the trash. The truth is, our former eating patterns have changed since we had children because they are picky eaters.
It’s not their fault. Children are just naturally more sensitive to new flavors and textures due to their young palates. Interestingly enough however, my children have developed a love for seafood, including smoked salmon. I’m so grateful for this because I need all the help I can get when it comes to preparing lighter meals; especially on hot days.
Recently I prepared smoked salmon bagel sandwiches for lunch when my 5-year-old son came up to me and asked me for a slice of salmon. I gladly wrapped a small piece around a slice of queso fresco and handed it to him with the hope that he would like it since I’ve never given it to him that way in the past. He loved it!
We kept their sandwiches simple with plain crema, queso fresco, and salmon. To mine and my husband’s I added tomato, basil, and a roasted red pepper crema for the spread. It was a light and divine lunch.
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