“I’m hungry.” “I want a snack.” “What’s for dinner?”
As parents, these phrases are all too familiar. Children’s lives, especially when young, seem to revolve around seeking out their next meal.
And for good reason. Mealtime is a special time for children, one that not only nourishes the body and mind, but also the soul — and the entire family. It’s a moment to gather and reflect, to rest, and to enjoy each other’s company.
Here at The Quaker School, we believe preparing and eating meals together each day is one of the most basic yet most special ways that we can all find and create more shining moments in life.
That’s why we are excited to share our new free cookbook and resource, Healthy Meals & Shining Moments: Recipes and Resources for Meaningful Family Mealtimes.
This little book was cooked up with a lot of love. Healthy Meals & Shining Moments includes recipes submitted by both TQS parents and renowned nutritionists. It gives families of complex learners tips and resources to get your children involved in the kitchen, and also supports families whose children have dietary challenges.
In its pages, you will find:
- Mealtime tips and tricks
- Tips for starting and caring for a family garden
- How to use cooking as a learning tool
- Healthy, kid-friendly breakfasts, snacks, main courses and desserts
- A mix of vegetarian, allergen-free, gluten-free and casein-free recipes
- Our favorite food websites and reading materials
Recipes range from the simple (thick and creamy Banana Almond Butter Smoothie) to the savory (hearty Spaghetti Squash & Meat Ragu), from the fun (yummy Gluten-Free Waffles) to the sweet (irresistible, allergen-free Lemon Shortbread Cookies).
Healthy Meals & Shining Moments is free to download right now, so be sure to get your copy.
We truly believe that food is not only about caring and connection, but also about helping children flourish. It is our hope that Healthy Meals & Shining Moments gives your family one more way to shine together.