We know it's not always easy to find the time to sit down as a family and eat a meal together. With busy work schedules and the children's out of school commitments, it can seem impossible to get everyone in the same room at once, however, it is so important to try and make it a priority as much as possible.
We understand that when life is hectic cooking dinner can be put on the back burner. When working full-time is followed by running the children around to extracurricular activities and taking that time to quickly run any errands you haven't had a chance to deal with too since 2010, the very last thing you want to think about is what to cook for dinner and where you're going to find the time to shop for it all.
Imagine if the stress of planning and shopping for dinners the whole family will love was taken away. It's all sorted for you. All there is to do is read over a recipe card and get cooking. Before you know it you have a successful delicious and nutritious dinner on the table that you know is going to fill your families tummy's with goodness. Clean up is quick and simple and you can now concentrate on spending quality time with your family.
We know that after a long non-stop day, all that matters to you is that you're being the best parent you possibly can be, not only for your children but for yourself as well. You are trying your best, 24/7, and you deserve some relief!
Queue Dinner Twist! Aka the fairy Godmother. The best friend. Your soul mate.
With life getting in the way, family dinner time can seem like a thing of the past. If you're finding it a little difficult to get together with the family at the dinner table, here's a little inspiration.
BONDING AND COMMUNICATION
Sitting down as a family at dinner time, or any time of the day is a great way to spend quality time together. It encourages conversation and a time where everyone is able to be open up amongst family members, enabling children to share their positive experiences throughout the day as well as provide a comfortable environment to share any issues.
Healthy eating habits and positive relationships with food are formed through family meal time and can protect children from developing problems with food and eating in the future.
INGREDIENTS & SERVING SIZES
Another upside to family mealtime is the ability to demonstrate to children example of good food choices and portion sizing. It enables parents the opportunity to expose children to a broader range of foods and educate them about the link between nutrition, food, health and wellbeing. Children can benefit from being given the chance to serve up their own plate of food and understand mindful eating.
TAKE A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD - ONE CUISINE AT A TIME
Dinner time is a great way to bring new and exciting meals to the table from different countries/cultures. It is a great way of having children try new foods from all around the world, which helps expand a child's mind, knowledge and social skills.
Let children be a part of the meal preparation. This will help them learn the necessary skills for future planning and cooking of meals. Teaching them basic cooking and baking will assist in them making healthier food choices as they grow older and more independent.
Cooking fresh meals for the family plays a big role in nutrition. When preparing and cooking meals in the comfort of your own home you are able to be in control of what you put into your meals and what you offer your family. Whether it be adding more vegetables or reducing sugar or salt levels you are completely aware of what you are putting into you and your families body.