Yes, you read that title correctly: It is the 16th of August and I’m writing about after school snacks.
Here in Pasadena, CA our school district has decided to start our school calendar so that it coincides with the absolute-most-unbearably-and-ridiculously hot time of the year, also called mid-August.
Apparently the justification for this has something to do with finishing the first trimester at winter break (which, OK, yes, makes sense) but people, if you’re so smart then tell me this: How are we supposed to go to the beach when school is in session? Where are your priorities school board!? Honestly!
But I digress.
I’m teaching three workshops to some super fun (haven’t met them all yet but I just know it’s true) mamas in the next couple of weeks. I AM STOKED! Love chatting/chillin’/coaching/supporting parents with their kitchen and table woes.
Here’s a freebie tip and you didn’t even have to pay me. Isn’t this your lucky day?
A great time for veggies is right after school. In our neck of the woods ’round this time of year it so dang hot that some cool, fresh snacks are soundin’ pretty tasty after a hard day of addition and capitalizing proper nouns. Plus, if your kiddos are anything like mine, they are famished when that final bell rings and would eat a cardboard box if it was their only option.
Luckily, my kids do have an option, and it’s called “steamed broccoli, fresh carrots and tomatoes.”
That’s not what you’re hungry for child’o-mine? Hmmm… get started on that mountain of veggies and then we’ll see what else I might have for you.
What’s that? Your kids still won’t eat vegetables? Your day just got luckier: I offer a workshop called “Come to the Table ” which is focused entirely on how to get the food you want into the people you love–without driving you crazy in the process.
If you want to watch your kids eat stuff like what’s in the photo above, let me know. But that one ain’t a freebie. 😉