Travelling and eating through new countries is something we love. Strangely enough trying completely new foods isn't top of our children's list. Their favourite food if they get to choose is probably pizza (and pretty much only Hawaiian) or hamburgers with chips. Though when I think about it, as much as I love trying new cuisines I am also quite particular about what I do and don't like...continued below
Luckily we can usually find something along their preference lines but it means they weren't eating a lot of fruit and vegetables for our first month in Central America...unless I count ketchup and pineapple pieces. It's a balance, for me anyway, of being able to sit down at the end of the day and relax over dinner versus spend the whole time nagging them to get through something they don't want. Neither Sophia or Olivia get that hungry either so are happy to hold out with nothing instead of finishing something they don't want. Probably frustratingly for Rob it means we choose where we go based on feeding them as there is always something we can find to order.
Fruit shakes which are just fruit, ice and water have been a great find and when we have a kitchen or fridge then I can at least do raw fruit and vegetables. We have an apartment for the next month in Curacao and then Bonaire so can eat more at home (good for nutrition and the budget) but then when we eat out can choose menus with more adult choices and fill any gaps when we get back to the apartment.
They have plenty of energy (too much at 9pm for my liking) and have been well to date so it has worked so far. We have also got to enjoy heaps of nights out eating together across Costa Rica and Panama.
Favourites so far:
Olivia - Taco Taco, Santa Elena, Costa Rica. Because Olivia got to shoot two darts and they hit the board.
Sophia - The Flying Taco, Samara, Costa Rica. Because all the games we could play and there was someone singing live.
Rob - Captaine Caribe for the best smoothies (with rum)
Me - El Forno, Brasilito, Costa Rica. Some of the best pizza I have ever eaten with tables outside and really friendly service. The Flying Taco was also up there but I made the mistake of going for a third $2 margarita and had a headache the next day #worthit