Our primary goal at SPUD is to help make eating healthy more convenient. One way to do so? Get the whole family involved in the meal-planning and cooking process. We’re proud to introduce #KidCooks – a new series profiling child superstars of differing ages and abilities helping out by planning and making their own lunches.
Need help getting your kids inspired? Here’s a few ideas.
- Get them involved early – let them pick a few favourite fruits and veggies from the SPUD site.
- Put them on bin duty! Kids love surprises, and having them unpack your blue bin means they’ll get excited about healthy food.
- Ask them what they’d like to eat (with guidance.) For picky kids, lunch packs are a great way to ensure they’ll eat well (and eat the food they’re packed.) For example, have them pick one of the following categories: single-serve yogurt OR 2 oz skim mozzarella cheese OR 0.5 cups of cottage cheese OR 0.5 cups of hummus, with 4 grain crackers, and 0.5 cups of berries OR 1 tangerine OR 1 sliced medium-sized apple, and 8 mini-carrots OR 5 celery sticks OR 5 cucumber slices, and free range turkey pepperoni OR slices of roast turkey OR a sliced hard-boiled egg OR slices of baked chicken and finally their choice of 2 to 3 tbsp of dill yogurt dip OR ranch yogurt dip OR salsa OR cream cheese.
Watch for more tips and these #KidCooks videos right here on the blog and through our social media channels.