During the Thanksgiving season we are reminded to stop, take a break from our busy schedules, and reflect on the wonderful gifts around us. Family, friends, health, and home are just a few of many things to be grateful for. While Thanksgiving is a special time, gratitude is something that should be practiced year round simply because… Continue reading Teaching Gratitude
We all know how it can be with picky eaters—especially during the holidays. The holidays are a time when families cook seasonal and festive dishes, but some kids only want their classic favorites. We get it, chicken fingers and plain pasta are delicious! But.. it can be hard on the host to make separate meals for kids.… Continue reading 5 Thanksgiving Recipes Your Picky Eaters Might Actually Love!
As our children grow up, we, as parents, hope to do what’s best for them. Kids enjoy and need exercise, so we enroll them in sports. Children benefit from socializing, so we schedule play dates. One possible extracurricular that can sometimes go forgotten during the business of parenting, is music— or more specifically, learning to play a musical instrument.… Continue reading 9 Ways Playing a Musical Instrument Will Benefit Your Child
This Thursday, November 3rd, celebrates one of America’s favorite lunch foods: the sandwich! Story has it that the first sandwich was invented by a man named John Montagu, in 1762, when he asked his cook to prepare him a food that wouldn’t interfere with the game he was playing. The cook brought him sliced meat in between to… Continue reading 7 Sandwiches to Order on National Sandwich Day
October 31st is an exciting time for kids. They can dress up as whatever they like. They get free candy. What’s better than that? And Halloween is great, except for the fact that parents have been running around, driving kids to school and sports practices, doing chores, cooking dinner, cleaning up after their messes… shall I continue?… Continue reading 21 DIY Last-Minute Costumes
We’re excited to announce that Menu Week is back! Every day next week, starting Monday, October 24th through Friday October 28th Smart Lunches is providing your kids with the opportunity to help us choose new menu items. Each day we will provide one or two new options on our menu. Then, on the day your meal is delivered, we’ll ask you to… Continue reading Menu Week 101
We know what it’s like… grocery shopping. It can be hectic and arduous at times, especially when you bring the kids along. However, grocery shopping can actually be fun when you consider it a valuable opportunity to teach your kids about food and nutrition. By completing your chores and educating your children about food you’re killing two birds… Continue reading How to Educate Your Kids While Grocery Shopping