Sorry, I’m one of the diabetics. We’ve learned that it’s no use to argue with K over categories. And that we can’t let her plan meals - which means that we have to do most of the cooking and shopping.
No, she’s not doing it on purpose to get out of cooking. She used to be offended when she’d put out dinner and we’d say we couldn’t eat 2/3 of it and go into the kitchen to steam some frozen vegetables and/or slice some raw veggies.
We had the same problem with plastic grocery bags (they’re recyclable! I’ve read that! the grocery store has a bin!), which are specifically forbidden from our recycling pickup. We finally set up our own bin, saving them for re-use. That worked. Reminders, lists, and flash cards didn’t work. (How can they be not recyclable when they’re recyclable?)
Simple, immutable categories. She want’s simple, immutable categories . . . that match the first category concept she grabbed and can’t let go of . . . and that let her eat potatoes as a vegetable.
Love the turkey bacon story FCM.