Just because the kids are eating pretzels doesn’t mean you have to eat pretzels. And while we are on this subject, no, no you don’t have to finish the food they leave on their plates. You also don’t HAVE to have a bite when you’re cutting cheese cubes or making their lunches. And the moment they go to bed isn’t an invitation to eat just to celebrate another day you survived parenthood.
Kids aren’t an excuse to ear poorly. They should be an inspiration to make healthy choices. Now go start dinner and involve them in the process. It’ll be good for you AND them.