Eating at home together as a family at least once a week has a positive impact on the health and well being of children (and grownups, and probably your pets, too…. everyone’s family is different!). This September we’re celebrating National Family Meals Month, a nationwide event promoting the benefits sitting down together and sharing a meal.
It seems like a simple thing, but we all know how tough it can be to make dinner happen when life is super busy. Everyone has different schedules, it’s daunting to figure out what to cook and get all the ingredients, and sometimes you’re all on weird diets or someone at the table is a picky eater (we’re not naming names).
But hey, we can help! The folks here at the co-op can totally help you figure out easy meal solutions in just about every aisle of the store. We’ve got recipes. We’ve got local, healthy, organic, fair trade, non-gmo, gluten free, and vegan ingredients – whatever you like! We can help you figure out how to cook on a budget. We can help you make a huge batch of something so you have plenty of leftovers. We can help you plan a brunch, or a picnic, or high tea, or tapas! We can help you make something gourmet. We can help you pick out a beverage and dessert to go with it. We can point you to the organic frozen tv dinners….. which are pretty tasty, actually. And we have ready-made hot specials in our deli you can just grab and take home, which is pretty awesome and convenient.
So plan a night this week to sit down at the table and eat together! Life’s too short to miss out on sitting down to eat good food with the people you love, and it makes a big difference. See you at the co-op!