Many families use meal time to bond with each other, taking time out of busy days to slow down and reconnect. Read on to discover new ways to get everyone in your family excited and engaged about sharing a meal together!
Allow each family member to help select healthy recipes and shop for ingredients. When everyone gets a turn to be involved, each person is more likely to get excited about the meals they’ll eat that week.
Make-your-own ______ night! Any food can be made more fun when you get to choose your own toppings. Think about tacos, homemade pizza, or sushi in a bowl.
Dips and finger foods. Try a variety of healthy dips alongside meals like hummus, oil-free dressing, salsa, and guacamole to please even picky eaters. Save leftover dips to incorporate into meals later in the week.
Turn off the TV and let each family member be the DJ one night. New music can spark conversation and create a fun atmosphere for family time.
Take turns setting AND decorating the table. Bring some FUN into setting the table by allowing each family member to select or make their own decorations.
Family meals don't have to occur in the evening. If busy schedules don’t allow everyone to get together for dinner, try eating a family breakfast or lunch a few times each week instead.
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