As a stay at home Mom I shop for, prepare, serve, and clean up three meals a day. Getting my kids to eat a balanced, healthy meal is important to me. From the very beginning I have done my best to teach my children healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime. Nothing is more frustrating than cooking a meal and then scraping it off of the kid’s plates into the garbage can. We have all done it. Here are some great ways to make meal time fun so your kids get the nutrition that they need. From my experience, the most effective manner of getting the kids to eat is by making mealtime fun! From cutting things into fun shapes to making faces out of packed lunches I am always coming up with new ways to make meal time silly, fun, and playful. Here are some fun ways to make meal time fun!
Growing your own food has not only nutritional benefits for your family, but a pleathera of life lessons, and amazement for young children. Planting our own seeds and growing a garden is a family affair. It provides us with wonderful healthy produce all summer long, as well as enough to can for the winter. The kids benefit in so many ways from being a part of the gardening process from start to finish.