It Takes A Village (Even in a Pandemic) to Make Lunch Count
Having Fun while filing the tummies of your little ones is our goal, we hope these resources help serve your minds, souls, and bellies during scary and uncertain times
No matter where you are, we hope you are safe and sound
Navigating the global pandemic, COVID-19 is uncharted territory for every single person on this earth. It’s for the best that we stay put inside, but navigating a new routine is rocky for all of us. It’s essential to focus on the essentials of being fed, clothed, and sheltered. However, sometimes the “fed” part of that crucial list can get a bit difficult if you’re not familiar with cooking at home. We are making lunch count again with a simple reminder that it does take a village to keep children fed, especially during a quarantine. How (you might ask)?
First and foremost, we want to acknowledge you for taking the time to soak in a piece that might help guide during uncertain times. You might be scared, frustrated, and exhausted. Global pandemics do not “just happen.” We are all experiencing this for the first time, and there is so much to learn. We honor that you are wearing many hats and doing the best that you can.
Working from home, attempting to be a new Rockstar home school teacher
All while managing a household. Moms might be popping string cheese into their little one’s heads to get a moment of silence (and we feel that). Times are crazy! A newfound appreciation for school teachers, lunch line workers, and restaurant servers might be surfacing as you take on their hats at this time, and that is commendable, but also not comfortable. Understand that you are not alone.
Standing together, but at a distance, is the best that we can do to remain safe and sound. Influencers, writers, and parents are just like you are helping support the ‘village’ mantra. Nourishing those young minds become easy with the internet at hand. Below you will find some recommendations to help you build a village to nourish those young minds:
YouTube Sensations Can Help
It’s fantastic when your kids start making their meals (with guidance). Parents, you don’t have to be a 5-star chef to teach the kiddos new skills in the kitchen. However, they must start young to learn the basics. Let the YouTube sensations do the heavy lifting with these creative videos and quick links:
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Simple, Kid-Friendly Recipes for Caregivers to Try
Cooking for your kids does not have to be a difficult task with the help of parents who have already taken on the challenge. You’ll love how creative and nourishing these foods are for their little bellies and minds. Also, your kiddos will stay occupied for a bit. Choose if you’d like them to help or bake yourself.
- Ten easy recipes for kids (that the adults will enjoy)
- Vegetable hummus tortilla roll-ups
- Silly apple bite monsters
- Owl rice cakes that fly away with fun
- Pizza faces (get creative with your meats and veggies)
- Slow cooker shredded chicken tex-mex (dress in cowboy or girl apparel)
Even in a pandemic, it takes a village to raise a child (or grown child). Luckily, inspiring individuals utilize the internet to teach essentials to those who might struggle with everyday survival skills. It is essential to nourish our bodies, but your mind, heart, and community take priority too. Allow for these bloggers, YouTube sensations, and guides to be a part of your life from the internet. Share recipes you enjoy. Stay happy. Stay safe. Chao!