With the new school year approaching, I've got my head spinning with new and creative ideas to make Boogie's lunch fun and healthy for him. Last year, in Kindergarten, they also had an afternoon snack which provided another opportunity to get some healthy food in him. Some days he would come home with his lunch box empty and other days half his lunch would still be inside.
As part of the WB Word of Mouth Team, I'm excited about the new promotion sponsored by Safeway and Warner Brothers, and featured on Momlogic. Safeway and WB are teaming up to create and make available healthy snack options for busy moms. Single servings of grapes and cheese, carrots with fat free ranch and apples with peanut butter are just a few of the choices available in the Looney Tunes Eating Right Kids program. Boogie loves all of these selections and it's always convenient to pack one in his lunch without hassle. Including some of his favorite Looney Tunes characters is just a bonus. Momlogic will also feature healthy recipes on an Eating Right blog, written by Haylie Pomroy, to offer more options when packing the kids lunches this year.
It's true what they say about continuously offering different fruits and veggies at meal times to get the kids to eat them. Boogie was a very picky eater up to this last year. He is now getting better at trying new things and finding out that he likes stuff he never thought he would. On one of our recent Friday Movie Nights, I wanted something other than our usual pepperoni pizza and suggested Tacos to the Hubster. He thought it sounded good but we were both pretty sure that we would have to make something else for our oldest. He surprised us. Not only did he try the meat, which in the past he has shied away from, but when given the opportunity to "build" his own taco, he opted to add tomato and onions, which we had available, and now actually requests tacos on Movie night. This is the only meal he will eat tomatoes on...so far.
Getting creative is one of the ways we get our kids to make healthy choices, always searching for new ideas to make meals fun and enjoyable increases the chances that our efforts will pay off.
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