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Recently I was asked by Zak Designs to contribute to their blog by offering some ideas on how to make mealtime more fun. This request couldn’t have come at a better time for me because I have been working hard to find ways to spice up our own mealtime routine.
You see, my oldest son is three and he’s a bit of a toughie when it comes to dinnertime. Despite me making all of his baby food from scratch, trying my hardest to foster good eating habits and blah, blah, blah, he’s three and he’s a hard sell on some foods. He’s fidgety and picky at times and on many night’s it can be a real challenge to get him to eat dinner. I realize that his behavior is age appropriate and I do everything I can to encourage him to eat well and sit down with the family because, after all, that’s how we roll. Still, I cannot lie, his unwillingness to sit still and eat an entire meal frustrates me to no end and I find myself feeling exhausted and helpless at times. I know he’ll grow out of it and can only hope he will one day become the ravenous teenager that my friends warm me about, eating me out of house and home. But for now it’s my job to find ways to make dinner more fun and exciting so I keep his interest and minimize my stress.
Yup! That’s my picky eaters hand reaching for the manchego. He proclaimed that this meal was the best he ever had and I even got a “thanks mommy” for it! Yeah, buddy!
One of my new favorite ways to serve a meal is tapas style. My three year old went bonkers for this idea and I think your family will too. It’s fun and festive and takes some of the pressure off a more structured meal. Everyone has something to choose from and you can all feel a little more at ease. Plus, it’s fun! Using leftovers and some easy store bought goodies, you can turn a regular meal into a passport meal of adventure. Check out my blog on the Zak Design website and try some of my ideas at home.
Zak was so cool to work with and wanted to offer one lucky winner not one, but two sets from their Table Art Collection—the Bloom 7 piece White and Yellow set and the Petals 7 piece Table Art Assorted Rainbow set. They’re BPA, PVC, Phthalate and lead free and oh-so-adorable. I have a set and just love it for al kinds of entertaining but especially for outdoor entertaining.
To be eligible to win, leave a comment below telling me what you do to make Mealtime More Fun in your house?
- Contest begins on Wednesday, June 20th @- 10pm EST and closes on Friday, June 22nd @ 10pm EST. One entry per participant, please.
- Contest is open to all US residents but prize cannot be shipped to PO Boxes (sorry!).
- Winner will need to provide email address and physical address so that prize may be shipped out.
- A winner will be selected by the Randomizer tool on Random.org and contacted via email. If winner does not respond within one week of being contacted, a second winner will be chosen.
- Prize will be shipped directly to winner by Zak.
*This will be shipped directly to the winner by Zak. I was paid for my participation in this program (recipe writing) and given some product samples for recipe development purposes, however, all opinions are strictly my own. I was not asked to review the products at all. If I didn’t like this product, I would not be writing about it. Trust.