As parents, feeding our families healthy food that they enjoy is of course of prime concern. What’s more, time and cost are important factors, so sometimes trying to tick off all of these boxes can be pretty tricky.
Help is at hand though! A great way of getting the kids to eat nutritious food that doesn’t cost the earth is to get them involved in the food preparation. And, by making food preparation a fun, family activity, it won’t feel like a waste of time or a burden either.
Get the kids involved in preparing meals and you should soon find that they are much more open to trying new and varied foods. For example, try making your own homemade soups for lunch or tea times. There are hundreds of varieties of soups you can try and the great thing about this dish is that you can of course freeze or chill it to enjoy after you have made it. Add as much veg as you like and serve with wholemeal or granary bread for added nutrition.
If your family is fussy about their bread and prefer white only, try best of both for the taste of white with the goodness of wholemeal. When it comes to which brand, Hovis bread is a personal favourite.
As well as soups, you can try out a whole range of family-friendly recipes. A favourite in our household is tuna pasta bake using wholemeal pasta, organic tomatoes and a crunchy topping of cheddar cheese and crushed salt and vinegar crisps. A real treat!
Try out spaghetti Bolognese, chilli con carne, hot pots and curries – the choice is yours and the list is pretty much endless! The main thing is that you enjoy spending time together as a family and food and meal times become something which you all look forward to.