I was recently invited to attend the National Restaurant Association
Show for a Kids LiveWell Event. I was so excited, and not just because I got to enjoy an afternoon without my children, who I love dearly, and no not because I got to leave work early. Well these are all added bonuses I was most excited about all of the yummy food! Delicious, healthy, meals prepared by fabulous chefs and you don't have to ask me twice.
While at the event I got to hang out with celebrity chef Marc Murphy. We also got to taste all of the winning recipes in the 2013 Kids Recipe Challenge. The unique thing I loved about the winning recipes was that they were all chosen by kids! Who better then kids themselves to choose the recipes they love. I tried a delicious Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti Squash, a Chip Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, but my favorite was Qdoba's Lil' Pulled Pork Naked Burrito. They are all recipes I am sure my boys would love.
The next time you go out to eat with your family make sure to look for the little red apple next to menu items. With recipes that emphasize lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy, as well as meet stringent nutritional criteria it takes the guesswork out of finding healthy options for your family.
For more information please be sure to check out the Kids LiveWell program:
Kids LiveWell App: in the Android Market and iTunesapp store
Kids LiveWell on Facebook and Twitter
Participating restaurants: HealthyDiningFinder.com