Mealtimes with a child can be a great opportunity to explore different cultures, by sampling different foods from around the world. Plus, anything that makes dining more fun and light-hearted is a dinner winner, right.
It’s easier than you think to incorporate a touch of learning in to your family meal times. Just grab your kids dinner plate, some of your favourite international cusine, and have fun along the way.
In keeping with the French theme, here’s some food for thought… so to speak.
The humble ‘Croque’ is great fun to make, and even more rewarding to eat. Literally translated as ‘Mister Crunch’ this traditional lunch bit is simple to make.
Simply butter two slices of thick fresh bread (crusts removed) and fit it with ham and slices of cheese. Then proceed to toast until the cheese is nice and gooey. Hmmm, it reminds you of all those French camping holidays… and Tricolore (look it up).
Take a stroll down to the nearest bakery (or supermarket) and get your child to order ‘un baguette s'il vous plait’. Back home, it’s always fun to set up a pretend café where your child can order the baguette of their choice – would sir like a traditional ham and cheese baguette or perhaps a steak sandwich? Either way it’s great fun to play and a smart way to get your child involved in mealtimes. If you have a fussy eater, this is one of our favourite ways to get your kid to take more interest in food.