I had the kids home for Easter Break and on Monday I was trying to think of something fun to do. In addition, I needed to make lunch so I asked the kids if they would like me to set up a salad bar. I told them that they could put together their own lunch and could help me pick out the items we would eat.
We were in the car so we brainstormed ideas for our salad bar. I mentioned things like tomatoes, broccoli, garbanzo beans, and cutting up a leftover boiled egg from Easter. The kids offered up their own ideas as well like lettuce, chopped carrots, apples, and cheese.
When we got home, I told them to go play, and I would set everything out for them. I got some colorful bowls (mostly from IKEA), put in the various items, and placed them close enough so that the kids could grab the parts out. I also put out some crackers and gave them a choice of 2 dressings. When the kids saw the bowls they could not wait to get started.
My guys were so cute assembling their dishes, I could tell they felt pretty grown up. As a bonus, they almost ate it all. I’m really happy that they had fun, and ate their veggies. I asked them if they wanted to do it again, and they said “YES” and maybe even for dinner one night. This is definitely going to be an activity we do often in the summer time.
So how do you get your kids excited about eating healthy? I would love to hear your thoughts below.
Hope you enjoyed this activity, and can share it with your family as well!