Schools. Out. For. Sum-mer! (You know you just sang that in your head.)
No longer living in the rat race of getting out of the house, kids dressed, hair combed and teeth brushed (most of the time), while being fed a frozen eggo waffle in the car or bus on their way to school, now is the time to work on better eating habits for you and your family by slowing down the everyday rush that your family is used to.
Jannah’s List favorite recipe website, Weelicious, “focuses on quick, easy, nutritious recipes that are made using fresh, but minimal ingredients. The recipes appeal to a range of ages – from infants starting on solid foods to school-age kids and even adults.” Spend some time browsing hundred’s of inspiring recipes and get your grocery list together for a fun and healthy summer.
1. Spend the time grocery shopping with your kids for healthy and organic fruits, vegetables, and grains.
2. Have them help you actually set the table properly, utensils, napkins, glasses — the works.
3. Get them involved in the preparation of the food – washing the fruits and vegetables, stirring and mixing, measuring and pouring.
4. Introduce new flavors to them. Research different recipes that go beyond your macaroni and cheese, PB & J, or bagel sandwich.
5. Make smoothies! Experiment with different fruits, yogurt and ice.
6. Eat outside, on the patio or deck.
7. Food is more fun when served on a stick! The variations are limitless from fruit and cheese, to chicken and vegetable kabobs.
8. Since you no longer need to live in your car, take a fast food vacation.
9. Anything frozen is good in the summer! In lieu of popsicles, freeze grapes, bananas, mangoes, strawberries or any berries and skewer them on a stick.
10. Kids naturally will want more water when playing in the summer heat, so make sure to throw out the sugary juice boxes and replace them with water bottles so they won’t get dehydrated.