So, now you have a few meal ideas for the family, read on to learn why family meals are important and how you can start eating more nutritious meals together.
Feeding your family a nutritious and balanced meal is a big responsibility, which is why we work hard at Birds Eye to innovate healthier meal choices so you can provide your family with a variety of nutritious foods. With a list of delicious recipes available, you can encourage your family to enjoy mealtimes together and promote a healthy diet for everyone round the table.
However, health and nutrition aren’t the only things that make family meals important. In our busy modern lives, when we’re constantly glued to our phones and tablets, sitting down around the dining table can be the only time we get to talk and bond with each other. As well as establishing a routine and stability, family meal times can be a great way to get closer and can create a whole load of other rituals we don’t even realise – conversational habits, manners and gratitude to name a few.
Don’t forget, the quality of family meals is just as important as quantity. Mealtimes have been noted as one of the most common times children communicate with parents, so if possible, try and keep your children’s attention in the room by turning off the TV and ensuring mobile phones aren’t at the table.
Healthy family meals also help to promote nutritional awareness in kids. From children being able to figure out what they do and don’t like, to striking the right balance between healthy and indulgent, a lot can (and should) be discovered at the dinner table. Children’s nutritional awareness with their family should help them to make their own healthy decisions when having, for example, school lunches. When children learn about the variety of food groups and the importance of them at school, going over this with food in the home environment reinforces this knowledge in an informal and ‘fun’ way.
So, how hard can it be? Birds Eye’s wide range of fish finger recipes can be tailored to suit any age, taste or time of day – even breakfast, such as our Fish Fingers & Spinach Scrambled Egg Toasted Sandwich. We innovate to help consumers make healthier meal choices and our Forever Food Together Campaign aims to achieve 3 things: to maximise food resources so that you have nutritious food to eat forever; to innovate to help you make healthier meal choices; and to ensure that our food is Responsibly Sourced and Prepared. You can begin to introduce these environmental and nutritional efforts into your household with Birds Eye foods: Real Food, Simply Made.