Making Meals More Fun

Kid's Plates 

Do You Utilize your Drawer of Containers?

Throughout the week I use a variety of different containers to make our family meals and snacks more portable.  The containers also help me make sure that everyone is getting something from all the main food groups at each meal.  Whether they actually eat it or not is for another post.  

I have also found that if I get a little crafty when present their meals both kiddos are likely to eat more or try something for the first time.

 The Easy Lunch Box containers are what I use for the kids on a daily basis.  We use them so much we never leave the house without our beloved “snack trays”.  You can find it here on Amazon. The containers are easy to wash and don’t hold stains from different foods.  Each one comes with a different colored lid which helps me desginate who the contianer goes to.
 
 
 
Sometimes when I need to create more compartments I use these small silicone cups.  They keep dip off crackers and berries from mixing with veggies. 
 
 
 
 The kids also get excited when I make my own lunchables and cut their meat and cheese into cute little shapes using these cutters.  They are also great for cutting bread and other soft foods in circles.   Perfect for when you run out of buns for hamburgers or want to easily cut off the crust.  
 
 
 
 Another kitchen gadget I like to use to spice things up for the kids is this wavy food cutter. It is a fun tool that creates a pattern in sliced foods.  Both of my kids love to have veggies and fruits cut in different shapes and sizes and this little cutter makes it a whole lot easier.
 
 
 
 
Tupperware also makes a smaller round conatianer which is great for snacks.  I often keep these in the car for after school pick ups or busy afternoons running errands.  
 
 
 
 
When dinner is served Holden and Nora usually choose have their meal plated on either a round or rectangular style plate. Both of which can be found on Amazon (round plates) or (rectangular plates)
 
                   
 
Meal prep may be a daunting task but with a few simple tools and a postivite attitude you can ensure that you and your family are eating healthy meals throughout the day! 
 

 

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Meghan is a busy mom of two children, Holden 6 and Nora 4. She is the Program Coordinator, a Personal Trainer and Conditioning Coach at Starting Line Health and Fitness. Health and fitness has always been a very important part of her life, and, in the past, to a fault. After struggling with her own health and fitness goals she learned quickly that life is all about balance. Nothing more drove that point home more than her children. She soon learned that it was possible to take care of her growing family and herself. When she took care of herself, she found herself taking better care of her family. She wants to share her success of raising a family and staying in great shape with those around her. She strives to show families how important it is for parents to be interested in their own wellness. Because through their interest in health and fitness their children can see first hand the importance of fueling and using their bodies in the right way! Meghan wishes to teach, help and coach people to achieve their fitness goals and improve their lifestyle by finding balance.
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