Our first delivery from Urban Organic arrived two days ago. I know I’ve said that I use a lot of frozen vegetables, and I still use some, but I’m trying something new. You see, I’ve been trying to reinvent the wheel, and get my kids to like eating Paleo. I had this fancy schmancy idea to create a food chart/ weekly menu for Jude and Carl to help with every week. My hope is this gets them excited about trying new fruits and vegetables. So far (two days in), it has totally worked! Yay me!
Let me start by saying, I am not even a little bit crafty. Even my penmanship stinks. I can, however, do a thing or two in Google Docs. So, I bought a pocket chart at the One Spot at Target and got to work. Using Google Docs Paint, I searched for copy-write free images of all of the fruits and veggies found on my Urban Organic list for the week. I shrunk each picture to the correct size, threw a label on it for reading practice, and voila… a Weekly Menu “You Try it, You Like it” Food Chart!
Every Friday morning (our delivery comes Thursday night), the two oldest boys help me by picking out the fruit, vegetable, and breakfast item they want for that week. I’ve already come up with my recipes based on the produce list, so I just insert my meals into the days the kids have selected. Hopefully, the Yo-Gabba-Gabba line “You Try it, You Like it” will help us out here. . .I’ll be posting my recipes and what works as I go, so wish me luck!
It’s not the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen, but hey- if it gets my kids excited, I’m happy!