It’s really fun to barbecue at home, but not as much fun to get kids to eat. Sometimes getting healthy food into our kids’ bodies is a challenge, and if you’ve got a picky eater, you need all the help you can get! Fortunately, there are plenty of other parents out there with the same issues, others who have overcome these problems and know the tricks of the trade, and some from each category who are willing to talk about it. Find a food blog that appeals to you, and whether you’re eating barbecue at home or trying to find a vegetable your kids will touch, you’ll know you aren’t alone. Here are some of our favorite food blogs to get you started:
- Super Healthy Kids: The name speaks for itself. This website, dedicated to making vegetables “simple, fun, and delicious,” even hosts its own meal planning service to help busy moms find the time to make high quality meals for their families.
- 100 Days of Real Food: If you’re ready to go hardcore healthy, this is the site for you. Written by a mom who made the decision to eliminate processed food from her family’s diet, this blog is full of recipes, resources and ideas for those who are ready to get back to eating “real” food. There’s even a 10-day pledge and suggestions for those on a budget.
- Dash and Bella: If you like your food blogs with detailed instructions and charming anecdotes, this one’s for you. Written by a mom who previously worked in the food industry and doesn’t believe in dumbing food down for kids, it’s packed with photos and recipes for scrumptious, healthy, seasonal food, as well as stories that come from the author’s experiences cooking with and for her two children.
- In Praise of Leftovers: This down to earth blog is all about being frugal and making the most of what you have on hand. Eschewing culinary snobbery, this author focuses on bringing the family together at meal time and writes for “anyone who’s ever opened the fridge and been overwhelmed by what to do with its contents.”
- In Sock Monkey Slippers: Healthy and creative, the recipes on this blog will appeal to kids while making adult mouths water. Do you want to entice the more sophisticated palate when you barbecue at home? Try sides like Cheesy Butternut Squash Risotto or Peach and Arugula Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette.
No matter how picky your child may be, Tony Roma’s makes ribs for your barbecue at home that will entice even the smallest appetite. Join the barbecue conversation this summer with Tony Roma’s! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest tips and tricks for your barbecue in your feed.